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by Trooper
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caption the Photo. . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 18833

Re: Caption the Photo. . . .

"Why is that woman in the weird white outfit walking with us?"
by Trooper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ringgold saddle
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: Ringgold saddle

The 1837 pattern holsters don't seem to sit snugly, despite being secured with the surcingle. I think the holsters were configured to fit the 1833 saddle horn. I wonder if any holsters were designed for the Ringgold equipments?
by Trooper
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 2000

Re: Video on Colt Walker

Thank you for making inquiries, pity you couldn't find something concrete. In my experience this is often the case. There are so many questions to be answered so don't give up digging :)
by Trooper
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caption the Photo. . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 18833

Re: Caption the Photo. . . .

"What the h- - - load are they using in the starting gun!"
by Trooper
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 2000

Re: Video on Colt Walker

Joe has outlined the problem with the extra cylinder usage very neatly. It is frequently asserted, and sometimes depicted in movies, that cylinder changing was a common practice with cap and ball revolvers. This assertion just does not seem to be supported by any evidence I have been able to find. I...
by Trooper
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 2000

Re: Video on Colt Walker

I'd be interested to know the source for carrying extra loaded cylinders if you would be so kind as to share it. Samuel Walker was killed at Huamantla, October 9th 1847 - during the Mexican War. His discussions with Colt took place in December of 1846 and the agreement to produce what became known a...
by Trooper
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The new look
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: The new look

Thanks.
It will be good to know if there are new posts in the forums without needing to open them :thumbup:
by Trooper
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The new look
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: The new look

Could there be some indication of new posts on the Board Index page?
by Trooper
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Cavalry notes, compiled at Army War College, June, 1917. Army War College (U.S.)
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Cavalry notes, compiled at Army War College, June, 1917. Army War College (U.S.)

I wouldn't mind a wallow in some dragoon materials - any links greatly appreciated :thumbup:
by Trooper
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Robert Jesse Marsh - 7th Cavalry, circa 1899
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Robert Jesse Marsh - 7th Cavalry, circa 1899

Note Mr. Marsh is using the 1885 sabre attachment to carry his sabre on horseback, although he has opted to keep it attached to his belt.
He might unhook it and then hook it into a pommel ring if serving dismounted.
by Trooper
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Cavalry uniforms
Replies: 71
Views: 11239

Re: Cavalry uniforms

:clap: Good photos, great story!
Thanks for sharing :clap:
by Trooper
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Carrying saber on the saddle (CW and IW period)
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

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

IMG_0611.JPG The right to manufacture the Stuart sabre attachment, from which the 1885 attachment was modified, was purchased in 1859. 10,000 were ordered produced at Frankford Arsenal in 1864. It is likely that some of them continued in service thereafter until replaced with the 1885 version. The ...
by Trooper
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Merry Christmas

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
by Trooper
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Black Jack, the Caparisoned horse
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Black Jack, the Caparisoned horse

These offerings on a well known auction site show interesting detail: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Riderless-horse-Black-Jack-arrives-at-White-House-for-JFK-funeral-New-8x10-Photo/362150906152?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3Da8a1b04f1fb44d318c5c42808d19fc0c%26pid%...
by Trooper
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Camp Naco, AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Camp Naco, AZ

Don't mean to be repetitive, don't mean to be repetitive but I agree with Pat, and love to see the photos of these posts.I agree with Pat, and love to see the photos of these posts.
Thank you for posting. :thumbup:
Thank you for posting. :thumbup: :lol:
by Trooper
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ft Davis, Texas photos
Replies: 24
Views: 2747

Re: Ft David, Texas photos

I agree with Pat, and love to see the photos of these posts.
Thank you for posting. :thumbup:
by Trooper
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Rebels? Yankees? Or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: Rebels? Yankees? Or something else?

I think what is being seen as a holster is in fact the sabre scabbard and the "loop" is a ring band. Unless they are both lefy handed, the photo is reversed.
Of course none of this helps date it... :D