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.
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
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
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,