Model 1896 US Army Saddle Bags ($500 with Saddle)

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Model 1896 US Army Saddle Bags ($500 with Saddle)

Regulation pair of late 1885, model 1996 saddle bags as used by Spanish American War Cavalry units. The bags are marked to the 1st Cavalry, and stamped as made and inspected at Rock Island Arsenal. The issues are; one saddle bag closure strap has broken at the 2nd hole so is about 2 inches shorter. The foot loop straps are weak as you might expect from a bag this old. There is one small stress tear at the top of the inside of the on side bag. The bags have been treated with leather preservative. The saddle bag stud hole is a bit larger than it should be. The pluses are that is is a rare bag. Both original saddle bag liners are present. Both saddle bag chafe straps are present although one brass ring has come detached. They are stamped 10. The bag yoke has a variety of stamps including the 1st Cav. as noted above. Purchase with the saddle for total of $500 plus shipping

Price: $225.00

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