This is a buckle that was found on the Battlesite of the Little Big Horn in Montana in the 19th century. This buckle is in excellent condition and measures about 1 5/8 inches by about 1 1/4 inches. It is in working condition but does have oxidization on it and was originally part of Maj. Donald Bradley private collection later donated to a museum in Martin South Dakota and after 1987 sold to Dr Ormie Brimmer noted historian and collector of the American West and General George Custer. This buckle was part of his private collection and is a museum de-accession peice. This buckle will come with a COA and appraisal for insurance that has been all notarized. I am not sure what this buckle was used for mabe a amunition sling or something of that sort but the COA states that it was found on a Sioux Warrior. T is a little bit of glue residue on one side from being displayed at the museum for over 30 years. I will let the new owner of this peice decide on if they want to keep it t or they can clean it.I am always happy to combine shipping up to 5 days of end of auction. I have listed 3 different types of shipping. I suggest using USPS first class shipping for small light items to save in expense. ALL OVER SIZED PACKAGES WILL BE SENT BY USPS PARCEL POST WITH A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION TAG. ALL ITEMS THAT CAN BE SHIPPED IN A USPS #7 BOX OR LOWER WILL BE SHIPPED BY PRIORITY MAIL WITH A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION TAG AND THE PRICE WILL BE THE SAME. THIS IS DUE TO USPS RAISING THEIR SHIPPING PRICES. I accept paypal payments (preferred) postal money orders,personal checks (checks will be held until they clear usually 10-14 days) cashier checks,WE ALSO TAKE CREDIT CARDs VISA & MASTERCARD. PAYMENTS THROUGH MERCHANT SERVICES, SAFE , SECURE AND FAST. I will give you a phone number to call so that you may pay that way if you wish. IF YOU WANT TO BID ON ITEMS THAT ARE ENDING 1 WEEK LATER YOU MUST PAY FOR THE FIRST ITEMS WITH IN 7 DAYS OR THE 1ST ITEM WILL BE RESOLD AFTER 7 DAYS. YOU MUST CONTACT ME TO LET ME KNOW WHEN PAYMENT FOR THE 1ST ITEM WILL BE PAID. I WILL BE HAPPY TO HOLD THE ITEM AND COMBINE SHIPPING TO SAVE YOU SHIPPING COST BUT THE 1ST ITEM MUST BE PAID FOR AND I MUST BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL. I will return all money If item is not as described 100% gauranteed with in 3 days of buyer receiving item.I try to pack well with lots of bubble wrap and sturdy boxes filled with packing peanuts. I WILL REFUND MONEY ONLY IF AN ITEM IS GROSSLY MISREPRESENTED. I suggest getting insurance in case item is lost or broken after being shipped. I can not be responsible for items being lost, stolen, or broken after item is shipped and will not give refund under these circumstances. I try to describe items as best as I can and how I see them in what they represent both in condition and age. I dont use reserves to often because my items sell on their own merit. I have two sites i use rainbow1cat and rainbow2cat. One site i sell high quality and authentic American Indian jewelry that is hand made by Native American Indians using only North American turquoise. DUE TO USPS RAISING THEIR PRICES ON SHIPPING ALL OVER SIZED ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED PARCEL POST WITH A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION TAG UNLESS OTHERWISE DISCUSSED. ALL ITEMS THAT WILL FIT INTO A A USPS #7 OR LOWER BOX WILL BE SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL WITH A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION TAG AND THE PRICE WILL BE THE SAME AS IT HAS BEEN. Check out my other items !