Fake or real? Belt or cartridge buckle? 7th cavalry?

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SparkysMom

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hello everyone
this is my first post. Can anyone please help by telling me about this item? is it a belt buckle? a cartridge buckle? something else?
And how to find out if its a fake or not?
Im new to civil war items. It looks real, but what do i know? lol.
the back reads:
Military Arms Equipments/ & Ordnance Stores, M. Hartley Co.383 & 316 Broadway, New York NY.

I assumed it was real until I read about how there was a big market and still is for civil war fake items
thank you!

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SparkysMom

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thank you! so when u say repop im assuming reproduction? very curious on what would make u lean that way?
 
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James Brenner

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It is certainly not a government-issued buckle, but there's a reasonably good chance it is a militia buckle. Many of the volunteer militia units in the post-Civil War era units purchased their own uniforms and equipment through Schuyler, Hartley, and Graham. M. Hatley Company was the successor to S,H, and G in 1900. If this buckle is what I think it is, it dates to about 1900 and would have been used on a web cartridge belt (Anson Mills) for either a .45-70 or .30-40 Krag.
 

SparkysMom

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It is certainly not a government-issued buckle, but there's a reasonably good chance it is a militia buckle. Many of the volunteer militia units in the post-Civil War era units purchased their own uniforms and equipment through Schuyler, Hartley, and Graham. M. Hatley Company was the successor to S,H, and G in 1900. If this buckle is what I think it is, it dates to about 1900 and would have been used on a web cartridge belt (Anson Mills) for either a .45-70 or .30-40 Krag.
thank you James Brenner for your information. Much appreciate it.
 
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