WWI saddle inventory and Springfield rifle design

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Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:42 pm

"The Armies of Industry" about the supply of equipment to the AEF in WWI has some interesting statistics about saddle production and the design of the Springfield Rifle bolt handle:
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Crowell's book, America’s Munitions, is full of great information. Here is an ebook.

https://books.google.com/books?id=LN2gA ... &q&f=false
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This initial report on the number of saddles entirely leaves out any saddle in a 'artillery set', which has SIX saddles in it. The actual total was closer to 940,000. :crazy:
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:42 pm

America’s Munitions, is full of great information. Here is an ebook.

https://books.google.com/books?id=LN2gA ... ns&f=false

Horses and Mules, pp. 491-93

Saddles, pp. 230, 472-73,

Motor and Horse-Drawn Vehicles, pp. 496-510

Rolling Kitchens, pp. 480-81
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