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by Tom Muller
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: US Horse Equipment Trials in 1850s
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: US Horse Equipment Trials in 1850s

Hi Todd,

although I have more than 34 degrees centigarde here, I still find it very interesting!

Thanks for sharing.

Tom
by Tom Muller
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German, Prussian Field Artillery Six Horse Team Harness and Saddles
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: German, Prussian Field Artillery Six Horse Team Harness and Saddles

Ralph,

I am most impressed by your work! I shared your link on the German Cavalry Association facebook page. Hope you don't mind, but I do not think there is anything comparable in Germany. Outstanding work and thanks for sharing.

Tom Muller
by Tom Muller
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Armeesattel 25 Restoration - Linen and plaster covering wooden tree?
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: Armeesattel 25 Restoration - Linen and plaster covering wooden tree?

Hi guys, sorry for the late reply, I'm a bit out of comms. The linen up to 1943 was very tightly woven and just painted with the grayish paint. Later on, because of material shortages it became more of a hessian type, which was also just painted over a couple of times. I'll try to get more info on t...
by Tom Muller
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: "Somali Special Forces members from Puntland Security Force on horseback"
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: "Somali Special Forces members from Puntland Security Force on horseback"

You find the old tiger stripe cammo everywhere in Africa. The whole central african region is full of it. Same as the US jungle boots of the Vietnam era.

Tom
by Tom Muller
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The new look
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: The new look

Very nice!
by Tom Muller
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Animals in WWI
Replies: 2
Views: 9471

Re: Animals in WWI

Good pics, thanks.
by Tom Muller
Wed May 31, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hearts
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

Re: Hearts

Funny enough I just bought a complete Bavarian bit and bridoon bridle M93 with the typical German breast strap being jointed with the heart shaped leather piece (not original, but made in Poland in excellent quality at a reasonable price).

Tom
by Tom Muller
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Reprint of " Manual for Noncommisioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry 1917"
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: Reprint of " Manual for Noncommisioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry 1917"

I got myself a free copy from Gutenberg for my kindle. Interesting stuff.

Regards

Tom
by Tom Muller
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: What is this saddle
Replies: 12
Views: 4367

Re: What is this saddle

Hi all,

the tree is way too narrow for the donkeys back! Just my first impression, besides that it is a bad copy Mac.

Cheers

Tom
by Tom Muller
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 12421

Re: Finnish Cavalry

I'd like to see some photo, please!

Regards

Tom
by Tom Muller
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Calvary boots?
Replies: 15
Views: 5232

Re: Calvary boots?

Hi guys,

these are reproduction hungarian Honved Cavalry boots. I owned a pair in the late 90's. The original had flat leather soles. This model was sold as a hunting boot, protecting your calves against blows from wild boars.
There is one manufacturer in Germany still making this model.

Cheers Tom
by Tom Muller
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 5382

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry christmas to you all out there!

Cheers

Tom
by Tom Muller
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Identification help needed
Replies: 17
Views: 7943

Re: Identification help needed

Hi guys, he is not sitting on his crotch but rather the buttocks. The way he holds the reins is also not very professional. Is he from a mounted unit? The boots look hungarian to me but might be of the old ulan type, sp maybe polish?. The stirrups are the typical austro-hungarian type as Tom mention...
by Tom Muller
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German cavalryman shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 2437

Re: German cavalryman shooting

Shooting while standing on the horses back was no standard training feature. It was done by a few troopers to show the high training level the remounts had reached. Standard training was firing a pistol mounted, but no rifle or smg shooting from horseback. This was done dismounted, as the German Cav...
by Tom Muller
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Kavallerie Sattel
Replies: 16
Views: 6405

Re: German Kavallerie Sattel

Patricia, size 5 is the largest/widest size used for draught horses. So my impression was either wrong, looking at the pic, or it is a narrower tree. The numbers could, but this is an assumption, show that this saddle was used/issued by one of the numerous mounted police units. I'll try to find out ...
by Tom Muller
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Kavallerie Sattel
Replies: 16
Views: 6405

Re: German Kavallerie Sattel

Todd wrote:I'm curious - the size number should also be repeated under the leather piece (covering rear of cantle) - is the tree size the same as the cover size?
Todd,

the seat size does not neccessarily have to be the same as the tree size. You can have a tree size 5 and a seat size 5 and vice versa.

Tom
by Tom Muller
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Kavallerie Sattel
Replies: 16
Views: 6405

Re: German Kavallerie Sattel

Looking at the pics the saddle tree seems quite narrow, not like a size 5. Could you post some photos showing the numbers?

Tom