We stock three types of 1 inch side release buckles. As you can see they are all a bit different which means the parts will not interchange. These are all manufactured by American Cord and Webbing and are made out of acetyl plastic.
Buckle “A” is the original side release buckle. It is the most common version if you are trying to match something already in use. Note that everything is rather straight, and the corners are angular.
Buckle “B” is the newer “contoured side release” version. It is what we use on our standard straps and it is much more curved than the original model. Due to volume it is also a bit less expensive than the original.
Buckle “C” is designated as a Type V buckle which was designed for use on United States Coast Guard approved life jackets. It is larger than the other two and a bit stronger. Like the original, the Type V has straight sides and angular corners.
Buckles from different manufacturers also can vary so you need to physically try to see what will work. We have found that the buckles used on Rigg’s motorcycle bags will work with our original pattern.
Should you need only half of a buckle, we can fill your order. Just give Rollie a call at (253) 627-6000 – they are not listed on our web site. If you want to place an order check out our complete selection of buckles and hardware Sizes from 1/2″ to 2″ are shown in both plastic and metal.
Past president of the United States Marine Safety Association and retired sailor
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