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by Brian P.
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Anybody know what these really are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Anybody know what these really are?

Those are in fact the bridle rosettes for the M1874 and M1885 Cavalry Bridles. They are rivetted through the loops of the browband.
by Brian P.
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Veterinary Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: German Veterinary Gear

I think that it used to be pretty common to use blinders to calm horses. Muleskinners used them on the mules to keep them quiet while packing the saddle. I'd love to see picks of some of the veterinary gear that you got. A while back I was trying to research German veterinary saddlebags, as the US A...
by Brian P.
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Breeches Pattern
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Breeches Pattern

There is a breeches pattern out there somewhere in Sewing Land for flared breeches, but I'm not sure that it follows the exact lines of the military pattern. I'm sure that it is geared more to the female form. If you would like a ready made set of breeches, go to What Price Glory at onlinemilitaria....
by Brian P.
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: New Mounted Slicker
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

New Mounted Slicker

I posted this on the Facebook page, but I realize that not everyone uses Facebook (not necessarily a bad thing.) A long while back, a number of us had on our lists to Santa a good repro of the slicker carried by cavalrymen on their saddle. After a bit of research and repeated begging, we have manage...
by Brian P.
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: long time gone, looking to participate once more
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: long time gone, looking to participate once more

I'm right behind you, Sam! We need to get back together. This was one of the first placed that I discovered and visited regularly when the internet became common.
by Brian P.
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Great War U.S. Officer Uniforms
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Great War U.S. Officer Uniforms

Great pic! Capt. Morrell is dressed pretty typically for an officer in the field from 1912 through the Great War and up to the 1926 uniform change. The Service Hat (Campaign Hat) was standard field wear. It was only supplemented by the overseas hat and helmet in the war zone. The boots are a pretty ...
by Brian P.
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Punitive Expedition Units?
Replies: 27
Views: 5113

Re: Punitive Expedition Units?

To answer that old question: There is a complete list of units in the appendix of "Chasing Villa", by Col. Frank Tompkins. Pretty much every state sent some troops.
by Brian P.
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Calvary boots?
Replies: 15
Views: 3435

Re: Calvary boots?

Ladies and gentlemen,

I seriously doubt that these boots ever served with anyone's army. They appear to be fashion boots that are based on equestrian "field" boots.
by Brian P.
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan saddletree dimensional changes
Replies: 13
Views: 3982

Re: McClellan saddletree dimensional changes

I had always assumed that the narrower gullet in the trees was due to the decision by the Quartermaster Corps to breed remounts with more Thoroughbred in them, presumably producing a somewhat narrower, higher withered animal. I'm surprised, then, that there isn't a record of an ordered change in the...
by Brian P.
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Saddle Bags
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Saddle Bags

I thought that it looked odd as well, probably because the center strap is obscured. I guess, as Rick said, that they are standard '04 bags. The two things rolled in the center appear to be surcingles. I'm guessing, with the presence of two feed bags and sets of spare shoes, that this represents the...
by Brian P.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: From a World War One era parade
Replies: 19
Views: 5541

Re: From a World War One era parade

For anyone interested, Jerry Lee at What Price Glory has reproduced the Audley for the 1911: http://onlinemilitaria.net/products/502 ... 1-45-Auto/
by Brian P.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: From a World War One era parade
Replies: 19
Views: 5541

Re: From a World War One era parade

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Here's a pic of LTC Olstead, O'Ryan's Chief of Staff. He's wearing a flapped Audley. (Maybe it's a New York thing!)
by Brian P.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: From a World War One era parade
Replies: 19
Views: 5541

Re: From a World War One era parade

Is that an Audley holster on LTC Loeser?
by Brian P.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: From a World War One era parade
Replies: 19
Views: 5541

Re: From a World War One era parade

Must be NY National Guard. Gen O'Ryan was commander of the 27th Division.
by Brian P.
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rare Canvas Bottom M1905 Nosebag
Replies: 5
Views: 2306

Re: Rare Canvas Bottom M1905 Nosebag

I dunno. I made a canvas one for my horse, and he uses it as described, and has no problems cleaning up every last speck.
by Brian P.
Thu May 07, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Help FT Riley 1946
Replies: 13
Views: 3155

Re: Help FT Riley 1946

Is he considered a WWII vet because he was part of the occupation forces? This was almost a year post victory.
by Brian P.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Question on possible Whitman for Mexican Border impression
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: Question on possible Whitman for Mexican Border impressi

Somewhere on this site, I believe that we have a pic of a National Guard officer sitting on a Whitman saddle, if not on the Border, then during that period. While a Whitman saddle would be unusual during that period, it would not be out of the question in the National Guard, especially with an older...
by Brian P.
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Off Topic: Canteen cup lids
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: Off Topic: Canteen cup lids

Wow! I never got around to looking up the 515th CA until now. I didn't know that they were part of the Defense of the Philippines. That does give those artifacts much greater significance. There was a large amount of WWI issue gear still in the supply system early in WWII, especially in the Philippi...
by Brian P.
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Off Topic: Canteen cup lids
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: Off Topic: Canteen cup lids

Those Coast Arty guys get all of the cool gear! That's gotta be some kind of "trench art".
by Brian P.
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mounted Marine on Okinawa
Replies: 14
Views: 2925

Re: Mounted Marine on Okinawa

Solid training may make the real difference. I once knew a Morgan stallion who would act like a perfect gentleman around mares, even when in heat, until the handler put the stud chain in his mouth. Then he knew that it was time to go to work - and it was "Katy bar the door"!