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by Trooper
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Chain halters?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Chain halters?

Yes!
Thank you :thumbup:
by Trooper
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Chain halters?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Chain halters?

Link won't work for me :thumbdown:
by Trooper
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: CW Artillery standard buckles

Many Thanks.
I have come across then Lt. Balch as Ordnance Officer for Harney's Sioux Expedition of 1855.
He seems to have had a good career.
by Trooper
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: CW Artillery standard buckles

Are the proceedings of the Ordnance Board from which you have posted an extract available online?
Thanks for any help with this.
by Trooper
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: November 11, 1918-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: November 11, 1918-2018

I have just watched Peter Jackson's 'They Shall Not Grow Old', and can only second Kurt's recommendation - it is the best film on WW1 I have ever seen. The colorization and frame stabilization (or whatever that is called) are magical and lend new life to many of those clips we have seen before and s...
by Trooper
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan's Dilemma
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: McClellan's Dilemma

I am not surprised to hear this.
In my experience research in primary documents can often reveal different stories than those presented in some works that could/should be more properly classified as fiction than as reference works. :roll:
by Trooper
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caption the Photo. . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 19358

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: 402

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: 2073

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: 19358

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: 2073

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: 2073

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: 868

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: 868

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: 804

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: 512

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: 11529

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: 1070

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: 655

Merry Christmas

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!