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by mnhorse
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: ACW ring bit
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: ACW ring bit

I don't know about "splintered jaw-bones", first I've heard of that. However, I understand it was very unpopular with the troops. Probably the reason we find them either pristine or modified a great deal.
Regards,
Richard
by mnhorse
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: ACW ring bit
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

ACW ring bit

This past Saturday I attended the annual Antique Arms Show of the Heritage Arms Society. I found something I've been searching for for about 30 years. A perfect condition, complete model 1859 Cavalry bit, a "number 1" or ring bit. Very few markings on it except for " J.N. O (the last ...
by mnhorse
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Kammer Karabiner
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: Kammer Karabiner

Thanks Todd!
Seems most folks call this little carbine a model 1842 and others model 1851.
This carbine and two Austrian rifles were imported early in the ACW.

All three used a slight variation of the Delvigne Chamber of "setting" the bullet into the rifling.
by mnhorse
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Kammer Karabiner
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Kammer Karabiner

As I have added to my Collection of ACW arms and equipment I have come across a short barreled carbine referred to as an "Austrian Carbine". None of the owners seemed to know much about them and the prices had not encouraged me to buy one. 25 March 2017, while helping out at the Heritage A...
by mnhorse
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Suspect 1859 Cavalry Bit
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: Suspect 1859 Cavalry Bit

Of course, I've seen Burgess equipment before, getting old I guess. Dusan, a little bird told me I'm receiving a copy of your SWORDS AND SABERS for Christmas. Also, ran into a mutual friend, Jim Curlovic, at a gun show in late October. He showed my some pictures of your collection that he took when ...
by mnhorse
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Suspect 1859 Cavalry Bit
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Suspect 1859 Cavalry Bit

Sorry to have been away so long. For quite a time I was unable to sign in on the website. I was recently at a show in Faribault Minnesota and found an 1859 Cavalry bit, number 4 (low port). An acquaintance owns it and thought I ought to buy it. From the get go it didn't look just right, so I told hi...
by mnhorse
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Emergency towing
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

Re: Emergency towing

I've seen that done many, many times during the 1940s & 1950s. dad was an expert at extracting "stuck" cars, trucks and tractors from mud and/or snow.
Richard
by mnhorse
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U. S. "packers manual"
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: U. S. "packers manual"

Couvi wrote:Was that an H.W. Daly manual?
Sure was!
Richard
by mnhorse
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U. S. "packers manual"
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: U. S. "packers manual"

Pat,
Thanks for the input. I got lucky on eBay and got a hard bound, original 1908 edition of the packer's manual. Just what my friend was looking for.
Richard
by mnhorse
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U. S. "packers manual"
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

U. S. "packers manual"

I just returned from a successful Montana Mule Deer hunt. The outfitter I used can run a rather large pack animal string, if the need arises. During several lengthy discussions, the "Army Way" of packing horses and mules came up. I'd like to find an Army manual that covers the topic. I've ...
by mnhorse
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Photos of U.S. Remont Depot 7, France
Replies: 5
Views: 3227

Re: Photos of U.S. Remont Depot 7, France

Most interesting. Any idea why the US Expeditionary Force was still shipping in horses after the Armistice? There seemed to be some real "heavies" being processed, I didn't realize the Army bought them that large. Seems like the horses would have been already branded prior to leaving the U...
by mnhorse
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Off Topic: "We smash 'em hard"
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: Off Topic: "We smash 'em hard"

More "instant" coffee, it seems what we call instant today came along much later than 1918. Yes. I'm aware the US Army had some sort of instant coffee during the American Civil War. I also understand the soldiers didn't like it at all. Dad would drink stuff like POSTUM & SANKA, but wer...
by mnhorse
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: My "lost" cannon question
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: My "lost" cannon question

You seem to be referring to the Woodruff Gun. I have an original example in my collection that was likely from 4th Iowa Cavalry service. They were in service with several Federal cavalry, and light artillery units including 10th Illinois Cavalry, 2nd Iowa Cavalry, 4th Iowa Cavalry, and 1st Illinois...
by mnhorse
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: My "lost" cannon question
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

My "lost" cannon question

Since I've moved and gotten a new computer , I've lost files and picture. The cannon in question is American Civil War vintage. It was small, only had a 36" tube. It was designed and manufactured in Iowa or Illinois in very limited numbers. It was only issued to a single Cavalry Regiment, again...
by mnhorse
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Mule Pack Saddle Gebirgsjäger - Mountain Troops
Replies: 6
Views: 2950

Re: German Mule Pack Saddle Gebirgsjäger - Mountain Troops

I have found several of these saddles here in the USA. My understanding is that they are of Swiss Origin.
Richard
by mnhorse
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: British cavalry, film from 1917 (found by John M.)
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

Re: British cavalry, film from 1917 (found by John M.)

Very nice bit of film.
I would have thought it would be easier to place the rifle in the scabbard before mounting.
Also, does anyone have any idea what the led horses carried?
Richard
by mnhorse
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 1st PA Cavalry recruitment poster
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

Re: 1st PA Cavalry recruitment poster

A great poster. I wonder if there is a reproduction available?

Richard
by mnhorse
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U.S. Carbine Boot (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: U.S. Carbine Boot (again)

Hi Richard, Your carbine boot is a fairly frequently seen modification of the 1885 boot with the lower strap moved higher for attachment to the rear quarter strap rather than the girth ring. The reason it is only 11" long and shows no other signs of modification is that the lower 1/2", wh...
by mnhorse
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U.S. Carbine Boot (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

U.S. Carbine Boot (again)

I've have what I had referred for years as an 1885 Cavalry Carbine Boot. It is the one with the flare reinforced with a brass "throat". It is marked on the back "W.C.C.". I see references to it in Randy Steffen's book and find some pictures on line. Also the "Ordnance Memora...