Above average quality set of M1885 Varney sidelines. The leather buckled leg loops are connected with the short chain for hobbling rather than longer side line chain. Strong leather, no breaks or repairs, metal shows no rust. Complete in every way. Rock Island Arsenal and Inspector marked.
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.
A much lighter color than the other set of similar bags I have listed. It is relatively free from preservatives but with minor
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
As described in Cavalry manuals, Rock Island Arsenal made stirrups for the Whitman pattern of 1878 Officer’s saddle. The German silver stirrups were made in small quantity. RIA made the more common leather hooded stirrups as well. Note that these are marked 1909 and each have their original tread. Great price.