I got a buckle in Gettysburg around 1970 that looks like this:
These are very widely known as civil war belt buckles. But the farmer/shopkeeper who sold it to me said it was actually not for the belt around someone's waist, but for an ammunition belt over the shoulder. Can anyone tell me if that is true?
In case it helps I will say the back of it is filled with lead but it does have working puppy paw hooks looking pretty much like these: