Field Repair (FR) buckles are designed to replace a buckle without sewing. We stock 1" side release and single lock (ladder lock) models.
The FR version of the side release buckle is ACW's MSR (Military Side Release) model. Its components are not interchangeable with the CSR or BSR models so we only sell the FR version as a complete assembly. It fits the bill if you are in need of replacing buckles on a boat top or some other device where the female portion is sewn in. All you need to do is clip the old buckle leaving the webbing loop intact and then insert the new female half of the buckle. The male half will also need to be replaced but normally this can be done without sewing.
If you have lost the male half of a buckle and can't find a replacement, and for the most part brands are not interchangeable, the FR buckle will come to your rescue. For under $1.00 you can have a rugged repair without sewing.
Single lock or as they are sometimes called, ladder lock buckles are prone to failure if you put too much of a load on them. The FR version will take the place of your broken buckle, usually without sewing.
1" Black Field Repair Single Lock Buckle (Ladder Lock Buckle)
Part number: WEBDB-100-FR