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by stablesgt
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: New Mounted Slicker
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: New Mounted Slicker

Do they have any markings that indicate they are a repro? Or, some years from now will they be peddled as pricey originals?
by stablesgt
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mystery Collar Sabers
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Mystery Collar Sabers

I am going with Phil's suggestion. I think he hit the nail on the head. If you go to the link he provided, the various insignia show KOTM and one even has crossed swords. l was sorta surprised that "of the" got their own representation in the acronym.

Thanks Phil.
by stablesgt
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mystery Collar Sabers
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Mystery Collar Sabers

Does anyone have a theory as to what these sabers signify? I acquired them on spec some 25 years ago. Thought they might be fraternal related. Tossed them into cigar box and proceeded to forget them. Recently tripped over them while searching for something else. They are silver in color and 2 inches...
by stablesgt
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Texas crossed saber device
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

Re: Texas crossed saber device

It is an enlisted man's cap badge as indicated by the single screwpost at intersection, pre1912(?). Not homemade.
by stablesgt
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remount Depots, Stations & Areas
Replies: 0
Views: 1642

Remount Depots, Stations & Areas

While searching on-line for info on records concerning a QM depot in my home town, the following was tripped over. It is posted for whoever wishes to pursue the topic at the National Archives http://www.nara.gov I know no more than what you see below. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster Gener...
by stablesgt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The sharpening of sabres
Replies: 19
Views: 4415

Re: The sharpening of sabres

A factor that might be considered in drawing conclusions from the examination of blades of CW or IW sabers today is whether they were unissued surplus that entered the civilian market via Bannerman's. Also, would not the edges or lack thereof on peacetime M1906 sabers reflect then prevailing militar...
by stablesgt
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RIP Col. Ed Ramsey
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: RIP Col. Ed Ramsey

??? Los Banos is south of Manila and was the site of an internment camp.
by stablesgt
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cavalry escorting cavalry POWs
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Cavalry escorting cavalry POWs

Mr. Bain should have gotten his story straight - are they in Guelzn or Douai. Or perhaps he was trying to double the propaganda effect of the same event.
by stablesgt
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Lanyards & the M1911
Replies: 48
Views: 17171

Re: Promotion of Jonathon Wainright (photo).

Ummmh, what is remarkable about the lanyard? It was standard issue. If the notation presupposes continued use of the loop ring magazine, I don't know if the photo is evidence of that. Couldn't the lanyard be hooked to the loop on the butt? Or am I misremembering the 45 auto which I last had in my ha...
by stablesgt
Tue May 29, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare,
Replies: 9
Views: 4265

Re: Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warf

Not including appendices, the book runs to 242 pages. PreWWI pages 1-38, WWI; WWI 39-73; preWWII 74-111.
by stablesgt
Sat May 26, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horse covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Horse covers

Have you looked closely along the inside of the bottom hem? It may be faded but should still be there. Hopefully that double strap version will have contractor with date stenciled on the hem.
by stablesgt
Sat May 26, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare,
Replies: 9
Views: 4265

Re: Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warf

I just received the book this week. Have only glanced at three pages where the author puts to rest the myth of Polish cavalry charging German tanks. To quote the guy at the induction center upon receiving his copy of a Gideon Bible: "It ain't got no pictures!".
by stablesgt
Wed May 23, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horse covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Horse covers

The second photo with canvas front straps and slots for using the surcingle around the barrel is certainly the WWI model. Does the top photo version have any leather fittings anywhere, such as the dock strap?
by stablesgt
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Interesting Custer related item
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Interesting Custer related item

Mag article says he was born in approx 1846 and left army service in 1875.
by stablesgt
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Interesting Custer related item
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Interesting Custer related item

Seems so. Here is a good article on his history:

http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chro ... 34p326.pdf
by stablesgt
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U.S. National Guard and Reserve Cavalry
Replies: 18
Views: 3042

Re: U.S. National Guard and Reserve Cavalry

The 111th Cavalry Rgt (NM NG) was converted on 26 APR 40 to 207th Coast Artillery (Anticraft). In typical US Army ahistorical fashion, two other 111th cavalry units were later organized: 111th Armored Cav (Calif NG) on 19 AUG 49 and 111th Cavalry (Calif NG) on 01 MAR 63.