A much lighter color than the other set of similar bags I have listed. It is relatively free from preservatives but with minor
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
Getting harder to locate, a private purchase model 1896 US Army saddle as used by troops in the Spanish American War. These are most often identified by the square safes and continuous quarter straps. Good solid condition, dusty from storage. Some cracks in the seat leather, Hoods have surface cracks but strong leather all around. Small repair on one safe. All intact including 6 original coat straps, stirrup straps, US stamped hoods, both latigos sewn on the safe rings. This is a private purchase saddle that conforms to all of the QMD specifications. Displays very well. Less expensive than a contract saddle and show just as well. Extra low price. Purhase with the saddle bags for a $550 total; plus shipping
This is the M1885 canvas Haversack as issued to field troops in the IW, 1880s through the Spanish American Wa. Above average condition. Sling is strong with nicely stenciled Watervliet Arsenal 1886. Strong original sling, hooks and keepers present. Nicely stenciled to the 1st Regiment of Cavalry troop or company C. This is the small size bag as used by mounted troops. Actually a rare bag.
Lot of 5 original pieces for the M1885 Haversack or 85 and 04 Saddle bags. 3 condiment bags with original ties and leather fork and knife
M1904 sight made for the M1902 3 inch Light Artillery Field Cannon as well as the 2.95 Vickers gun. Both cannons were used into the Mexican Border War. Sight is in above average condition. The optics are clear with just a few floater or dots. Nicely marked; “Panoramic Sight Model of 1904 Frankford Arsenal 1907 F.W.H. No.224″. Complete and ready to mount on your gun. Rare item to find.
Nice wooden chest, 7 x 9 x 1 3/4 hinged lid arsenal made box containing the 1918 Gunner’s Quadrant, No 2353, 1918. This item was used with the 3.0 inch and 75mm light field artillery pieces. World War One. Above average condition, complete working condition including leveling bubble
Above average Machine Gun Clinometer, Model of 1917 for use with World War 1 Machine Guns. Complete with maker marked original case. Case has been oiled but is 100% and strong.
M1885 US Army watering bit with sewn on reins. Never issued, Bannerman surplus item. Heavy thick 3/4 inch by 57 inch sewn reins in excellent condition. Blued bit has scattered surface rust but very nice. Both snaps in place and rings show no wear. Never oiled or handled. If you want the best, this would be it. Cavalry item.
Spanish American War,
Extra nice Lanz, Owen made leather holster for the long barrel 7 1/2 inch Colt 45. Very strong leather, no cracks, stud tight, holes not widened, all stitched seams tight. One of the better holsters I have had. Lanz, Owen& Co, Chicago, was the only contractor that the US Army used to make 3010 holsters for the conflict with Spain. 1000 in 1898 and 2010 in 1899. H.K. inspector stamp on flap. The leather is much stronger and thicker than the Rock Island made holsters. The long flap is used to go over the web belt. This holster dates precisely to the Spanish American War. The actual Colt in the photo is for perspective only and not for sale,
Beautiful, starred M1902 issue Campaign hat purchased from Walter Budd by a fellow collector on 5/2/2011. Walter included extensive documentation that will be passed along to the buyer. The hat was the property of Colonel E. P. Easterbrook, Chief of Chaplains, US Army. He was a member of New York’s 202 regiment and eventually found himself in the 17th US Infantry. Along the way he served with many units including Philippine service. In 1903 his unit was fighting with Moros on Mindanao. Later Datto Djimbangan. He served in the occupation of Germany after World War one. His name is written on the hat band. Excellent quality hat, including hat band and superb black ribbon. Please don’t turn the band inside out, it is an issue hat. It isn’t torn but will be with those inquisitive hands. Nice dark black color. Included is Easterbrook’s silver chaplain’s cross. The top wire fastener has broken off, only bottom one remains, it holds very well. The M1898 Officer’s black and white bullion hat cord and is the original cord. No issues or problems with the hat. The documentation will be included and is very interesting. Perfect Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection. Museum quality.
A minty condition item, this original Spanish American War is not faded and has it’s nice original unfaded color. The bandolier has 100 cartridge loops for the .30-40 Krag cartridge. Total length is 68 inches. There is no belt buckle. It uses a brass interlocking clasp. The cartridges were held in place by a tiny spring that was placed in each loop. The bandolier is in excellent condition. No tears or fraying. This bandolier is 68″ long, total length. These are extremely RARE and are seldom seen offered for sale.
This was developed specifically for use during the Spanish American War to replace the Double Looped 100 Round Cartridge Belt. The added weight of 100 rounds of ammunition around the waist made it difficult for the average soldier to maneuver with the rest of his equipment and gear. It was having a bandolier to distribute that added weight over the shoulder and upper body would make the load easier to carry.
I have Krag rounds for this belt for sale.
Small pile of 10th Pennsylvania Volunteers items from the Spanish American War. 1. Theatre used, combat pair of worn leggings nicely marked to the soldier; McKenna Company C. Paperwork including; 2. Last Man Association 1958 reunion brochure/roster of attendees and 3. actual press photos of the veterans. 4. Colorful 50th anniversary history and Roster of the 10th printed in 1948. Extra nice volume. 5. Plus “The Fighting Tenth” unit history printed in 1899. Photos should show it all.
Used on the Winchester Lee rifle and also modified to fit the Winchester lever action military carbine.
100% original and QMD issue campaign hat to a 12th Minnesota soldier. Super example of a Spanish American War hat. Personal art work around the hat, looks like someone later might have tried to enhance some of the lines. I am not seeing the soldier’s name but it might be Decker. It has the original hat ribbon as well. I have NOT looked under the hat band because it is fragile. It will probably tell the story. I am unable to accept returns of this hat if you damage the band and want to return it. It really speaks for itself and if you know campaign hats, you will know that this is the real deal.
Very nice condition original M1883 BLUE flannel US Army shirt of the Indian War and Spanish American War periods. 3 button pull over with 2 chest pockets. Extra rare and rarely offered for sale. Dark original blue color as shown in the photos. Complete with interior chest lining and cloth reinforcements at both cuffs and each side of the shirt tail. Chest and pockets have original black hard rubber buttons. Both cuffs that have period replacement buttons. There are no moth holes or repairs. The tag is missing. This is a quality museum worthy item. Super display item, appears to have had little use.