Has anyone ever tried to replace a leather belt on a 1917 tri pod. I got one of the hand picked ones from OOW, and was pleased with it, except the leather belt that goes around the legs was broke. It looks like you would have to take the medallion off to replace the belt with a new one. There is a tab on the back side of the medallion like a belt buckle, so you can't slide in a new belt. Also I thought the medallion would be brass, but it's a grey colored metal with brass rivets. dated 1942.