Is This Puppy Paw Barking Up The Right Tree?!

1867crete

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Hey all I haven’t posted for awhile, it’s been a long row to hoe of late for me. I’m sure many are in the same boat and hope allare well! I have found some goodies this past year and thought I’d share them! I THROUGHLY enjoy the conversations and rabbit holes that relics start! So here we go puppy paw US buckle it is overfilled lead, with a beautiful rounded edge. I’m thinking it the real deal but what does everyone think?

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ucvrelics

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View attachment 394853Hey all I haven’t posted for awhile, it’s been a long row to hoe of late for me. I’m sure many are in the same boat and hope allare well! I have found some goodies this past year and thought I’d share them! I THROUGHLY enjoy the conversations and rabbit holes that relics start! So here we go puppy paw US buckle it is overfilled lead, with a beautiful rounded edge. I’m thinking it the real deal but what does everyone think?

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When I scrolled down to see the photo I almost chocked om my beer. Way Way wrong. The puppy paw was basicly 2 hollow brass studs that were back filled with lead. The one above is a joke.
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photos courtesy of Harry Ridgeway
 

1867crete

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Want want want...... lol oh well great tid bits to look for next time! I felt comfortable with the price, basically less then a lunch at McDonald’s Thxs all!
 

major bill

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Thank you for posting this so all of us could learn something. Sorry it did not turn out good for you.
 

1867crete

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Always good to learn and it was fun none the less! I really enjoy sharing and learn more. Don’t worry I’ll try again! 🤞😂
 

Package4

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Want want want...... lol oh well great tid bits to look for next time! I felt comfortable with the price, basically less then a lunch at McDonald’s Thxs all!
Keep in mind a couple of things when looking at lead filled buckles:

1. The lead fill was almost concave and not overfilled in the brass “shell”.
2. Prongs and hooks were usually substantial and not thin brass as in repops.
 
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