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by Pat Holscher
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Video on Colt Walker

It seems hard to imagine that they would have effectively disabled a working revolver – one that was quite valuable at the time – in order to get an extra cylinder, although I can imagine salvaging some from otherwise inoperative arms. That said, a question remains as to just how interchangeable Pa...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Video on Colt Walker

By the way, one thing I'd note is that I don't find the manufacture of additional cylinders odd, but I also don't think that is explained by viewing them as proto detachable magazines. The cylinders are a moving part subject to wear. And frankly cap and ball revolvers, in period field use, occasiona...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Video on Colt Walker

Pat, You are the perfect person to carry out a test... do you think that a dragoon cylinder could be removed, changed and capped while wearing cavalry gauntlets and riding at the same time? Actually, think I know the answer to that. jp I'm pretty confident that I could loose some critical part of t...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Arms
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Video on Colt Walker

To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever been able to document the issue of spare cylinders to the military or their sale by Colt. Some cased Patterson revolvers were furnished with them and the original Patterson design required the cylinder to be removed in order to reload it. After the addit...
by Pat Holscher
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The new look
Replies: 7
Views: 122

The new look

I like it.

I've been stopping in sporadically as I've been scattered to the four winds recently. When I stopped in, wow, what a change.

I really like it.
by Pat Holscher
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: That is some kinda hat...
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: That is some kinda hat...

I think they should bring this stylish cap back. To heck with the beret. . . other armies have those. . .not these.
by Pat Holscher
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Officer's Saddle
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Officer's Saddle

I have a question from a third party. “Would an officer use a 1904 issue McClellan Artillery saddle or if they would best be represented by a 1917 officer saddle or something else?” I don’t have a historical period in the question, so let’s say from the beginning of WWI to the end of WWII. An offic...
by Pat Holscher
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Auxiliary Remount Depot 309, Captain Oscar Blue, G.M.R.C. commanding, Camp McClellan, Ala., Feb. 13th, 1918
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Auxiliary Remount Depot 309, Captain Oscar Blue, G.M.R.C. commanding, Camp McClellan, Ala., Feb. 13th, 1918

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Auxiliary Remount Depot 309, Captain Oscar Blue, G.M.R.C. commanding, Camp McClellan, Ala., Feb. 13th, 1918
by Pat Holscher
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: That is some kinda hat...
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: That is some kinda hat...

Wow.
by Pat Holscher
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: World War I General Orders
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: World War I General Orders

Following up on this just a bit, cavalry on the border had been in three actions within the past three months of this date in 1918, although one was fairly infamous. One was the raid on Brites Ranch in which Mexican forces crossed the border and attacked a ranch headquarters. The 8th Cavalry drove o...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: World War I General Orders
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: World War I General Orders

United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919, General Order s, GHQ, Volume 16, U.S Army Center of Military History, Washington, 1992 (First Printed 1948-CMH Pub 23-22) Page 633, (W. D. C. No. 166. Dec. 21. 1918.) POLICY WITH REFERENCE TO RETENTION IN THE SERVICE OF MEN WHO ENLISTED IN THE REGULAR...
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Uniforms and related
Topic: Cavalry uniforms
Replies: 71
Views: 7541

Re: Cavalry uniforms

Hi Pat Sadly there is no manufacturers label in my coat. The coats are quite scarce that maybe that existing examples might not be identified as a military coat, equally as you can see they are perfectly practical coat that would have no doubt continued seeing use after the owners military service,...
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Uniforms and related
Topic: Cavalry uniforms
Replies: 71
Views: 7541

Re: Cavalry uniforms

The coats are really interesting. Sort of a hardier version of the mackinaw in a way.

Thanks for posting these. That last item in particular is one that I'm sure I never would have been aware of but for these photos. Were they quite common?

Who was the manufacturer?
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Chief
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Chief

1968, given all that was going on that year, seems particularly poignant somehow.
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Japanese saddle - Dallas Museum of Art
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Japanese saddle - Dallas Museum of Art

Nice photos, and very interesting item!
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: An ideal cavalry horse
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: An ideal cavalry horse

I read somewhere that in WWI the French complained that the U.S. Army used only artillery horses and not the long-legged cavalry horses the French were accustomed to. Does this reflect that change? Seems like an odd complaint, given that the AEF was only using horses (for all intents and purposes) ...
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Bonfire
Replies: 24
Views: 6206

Re: Bonfire

Our photograph link seems to be down right now, but I thought I'd note that today, January 28, 2018, is the anniversary of the death of John McCrea in 1918..
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Arms
Topic: Carrying saber on the saddle (CW and IW period)
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Carrying saber on the saddle (CW and IW period)

Thank you gents. And Todd, your explanation makes a lot of sense. Perhaps the real question should have been, did frontier troops, in the post CW era, actually carry sabers on their saddles, or were they "left in the crates" and not even carried afield during the IW era? They were at least frequent...
by Pat Holscher
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Uniforms and related
Topic: Cavalry uniforms
Replies: 71
Views: 7541

Re: Cavalry uniforms

Very nice!