Cavalry Equipments

M1885 Varney Sidelines

Above average quality set of M1885 Varney sidelines. Strong leather, no breaks or repairs, metal shows no rust. Complete in every way. Rock Island Arsenal and Inspector marked.

Price: $225.00

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M1847 Brass faced Ringold Bit

Sometimes know as the “baby dragoon” bit. Slotted rein, Ringold pattern bid, all complete, straight with original lip bar and rein rings. Brass facing is dark and uncleaned, about 75% remaining.

Price: $425.00

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US Army Issue Saddle Bags

A much lighter color than the other set of similar bags I have listed. It is relatively free from preservatives but with minor

staining as visible in the photos. Some leather scuffing is noted at the bottom of each bag. A very nice set of bags with liners that you can use now. The only fault is that one of the leather strap billets has broken at the second hole and is about 2 inches shorter. It does not detract from the fact that the bags are above average in appearance. They are sound and can be used now. Marked; Long, W.J.D., and 1917.

Price: $165.00

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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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M1896 US Army Saddle Private purchase ($500 with saddle bags)

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

Price: $350.00

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M1885 Haversack issued to Cavalry unit

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.

Price: $195.00

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Lot of 5 items; Condiment bags and leathers

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


Price: $100.00

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M1859 Artillery Brass faced curb Bit

Very nice M1859 Artillery bit; brass faced, approximately 75% remaining, metal shiny and shows well Some rust on the inside surfaces. Straight, not bent. A great showing bit. Sale Pending

Price: $375.00

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M1859 McClellan Pattern Ring Bit

An extra nice example of the 1859 Ring Bit. It is straight and shows overall limited use. Both Brass Bosses are excellent as is the ring. Faint N.O. inspection mark remains. Hard to improve on this bit.

Price: $525.00

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Brass Faced Ringold bit wire buckle headstall

Strong 1847 pattern Ringold bit with about 75% brass, most bright. Straight bit, all complete. Leather headstall has original wire brass faced buckles. Round headstall loops.

You would not have to upgrade this bit in your collection

Price: $385.00

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Excellent M1888 Brass officer spurs

Super condition spurs, complete with original chains.

Price: $175.00

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Extra Nice Watering Bit with Reins, M1885

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.

Price: $125.00

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US Holster for 7 1/2 inch Colt 45, 1898/99

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,

Price: $925.00

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Historic Colt Artillery Model; Philippines

Colt Artillery Model 45 Caliber revolver. Factory letter view for you indicating that the revolver was sent to the Commanding Officer Manila Philippine Islands on November 26, 1901. I am not selling this as a collector grade Colt but rather as an historically used Colt. However, the condition is above average. Note that the date 1901 is stamped in the grip. The frame number is 96074, trigger guard 115188, backstrap 1124x G, cylinder 8307 RAC. Nice US stamp on frame. Shipped to C&R license holders. Shipping is an estimate. Layaway plans, just ask.

Price: $6,995.00

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M1904 Lariat, Picket Pin Rope Saddle loop

M1904 Picket Pin loop for McClellan saddle. Maker marked and dated 1918. Leather is strong, does not appear to have any recent oiling, original snap hook including brass roller. Above average condition.

Price: $50.00

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Orighinal M1885 US Army Cavalry Bridle “Bull’s Eye” rosettes.

Rare and Original; Model 1885 US Army horse bridle for mounted officers, Cavalry units. Bull’s Eye rosettes are original and tight. Leather is cracked but still solid, one rein billet is shorter but both hold a bit fine. Leather has not been treated nor colored. Mostly black, however some brown remains. 45 and what looks like 14 Cav on crown. 22 on right cheek piece. Complete with throat latch. Displays well. Ready for your M1859 or M1885 Bit. If this item was not for sale I would use KIWI black polish, not liquid, to treat and color the leather.

Price: $400.00

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