Rare Waffen-SS belt buckle by Overhoff & Cie, Lüdenscheid – Ground Marking variant
Pre RZM Neusilber SS Buckle marked O&C ges. gesch. with ground markings
Following the installation of the official Reichzeugmeisterei or RZM, all manufacturers could only sell their wares being void of any markings that could identify its maker and should only be marked with the individual RZM code identifying it. Following this; the production on and around the installment Overhoff simply ground out the identifying markings. These ground markings can be observed with the O&C ges. gesch and the full motto marked buckles. This also indicates that both of these buckles were produced in the transitional period to the RZM system in 1935. This is a very rare variant to encounter; especially with a brass core.