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by Larry Emrick
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British WW1 Military Harness
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Re: British WW1 Military Harness

Hi Curly:
I have a broad arrow-marked harness "saddle", whose purpose is unknown to me. (I only know it's called the saddle because I enquired of some draught horse people). It is surplus to my requirements since I am trying to reduce my collection.
Larry
by Larry Emrick
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: How many blankets under the saddle?
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: How many blankets under the saddle?

One, I have seen reference to troopers putting one of their two personal blankets over the regulation blanket.
Larry
by Larry Emrick
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Question - How were WW1 picket ropes carried by Canadians?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Question - How were WW1 picket ropes carried by Canadians?

Todd, Pat: After a bit more research overnight, here's an update: The picket pin, rope and nosebag or water bucket were strapped on the P08 sword scabbard on the left side of the horse and kept in place by placing the picket pin rope loop around the throat of the scabbard. Apparently two picket pins...
by Larry Emrick
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Question - How were WW1 picket ropes carried by Canadians?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Question - How were WW1 picket ropes carried by Canadians?

Hi Todd: Wonder of wonders, I have been able to log in after all this time. You may already have received a reply to your post about picket rope and pin but here's another thought. I went back over some of my old research papers and photos and the best I can come up with is that they were strapped h...
by Larry Emrick
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: little big horn revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

little big horn revisited

To mark the 140th anniversary of the Little Big Horn I just finished re-reading Nathaniel Philbrick's outstanding version of events.
I have read it three times and every time I have found it a delightful and extremely informative experience.

Larry Emrick
by Larry Emrick
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 3608

Re: Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!

HI Candace: Congratulations. You have what appears to be a 1902 Pattern universal trooper's saddle, in not bad condition - rideable even with the care and consideration for a saddle that is probably 100 years old. Unless you find a date somewhere it will be difficult to date it precisely because the...
by Larry Emrick
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Reproduction S.M.L.E. Rifle Boot
Replies: 2
Views: 3057

Re: Reproduction S.M.L.E. Rifle Boot

Dave:
I could not find the Lawrence Ordnance boot, but googled SMLE for sale and found one on Amazon, of all places, that looks pretty good. It needs darkening but it is a good match to my original. Also, try What Price Glory.
Larry
by Larry Emrick
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 4569

Re: what is it?

Hi Again: I am pretty sure you have a driver's saddle. RFA almost certainly refers to Royal Field Artillery; West Broom.... is probably West Bromwich, which a quick google search reveals had a RFA connection. It also had - still has - a saddlery and is near Walsall, which was at the heart of the Bri...
by Larry Emrick
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 4569

Re: what is it?

Hi Again:

Have a look at the drivers in the mysterious saddles post a couple down from yours. Does yours look like them?

Larry
by Larry Emrick
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 4569

Re: what is it?

Hi: It is hard to make out from the photos, but I suspect it is a UP driver's saddle that has seen better days. One of the distinguishing features of the drivers is lack of a spoon, the projection on the back of the cantle, which facilitated carrying of kit. It was not necessary for drivers because ...
by Larry Emrick
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Three Mysterious Canadian Military Saddles? Two UPs.
Replies: 5
Views: 4221

Re: Three Mysterious Canadian Military Saddles? Two UPs.

Sadly not much. There is an old Barnsby saddle on e-bay today for $67 . The two UPs should be worth more, although not much more because of their condition
larry
by Larry Emrick
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Three Mysterious Canadian Military Saddles? Two UPs.
Replies: 5
Views: 4221

Re: Three Mysterious Canadian Military Saddles? Two UPs.

Hi: The best of your saddles is the Barnsby, which I think is probably civilian, although the company also made military saddles. It appears to be in excellent condition and probably useable if those girth billet straps are safe. Interestingly, it has four billets as in a present-day dressage saddle...
by Larry Emrick
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Three Mysterious Canadian Military Saddles? Two UPs.
Replies: 5
Views: 4221

Re: Three Mysterious Canadian Military Saddles? Two UPs.

The two on the ends appear to be drivers' saddles. The other is from the English saddle - making centre of walsall but does not appear military. All seem to be in good condition considering their age. More photos of the rigging and undersides would help.
Larry
by Larry Emrick
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: saddle identification please - UP?
Replies: 4
Views: 3634

Re: saddle identification please - UP?

Hi: Several more pictures would help. It looks to be unused.
Larry
by Larry Emrick
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: British cavalry, film from 1917 (found by John M.)
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

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

Hi Pat: I got it for Christmas and quickly read it twice because it has such a wealth of detail.
Larry
by Larry Emrick
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: British cavalry, film from 1917 (found by John M.)
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

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

. That is a perfectly executed mount right out of the British 1912 manual of horsemanship for cavalry and mounted rifles. Notice how high the Enfield butt sticks out of the bucket, which makes it really difficult (lmpossible for old guys) to lift ones leg high enough when mounting to clear it. Also ...
by Larry Emrick
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Studebaker saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 2349

Re: Studebaker saddle

HI Jerry: It's pretty hard to tell whether or not it would be worth trying to restore your saddle but you have a big project because of the extent of the modifications, and when you finish, at best, you will have a saddle marred by old needle holes from where you have removed the add-ons. More photo...
by Larry Emrick
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Early cavalry film
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Early cavalry film

I found another version of this film, with some of the same footage, in the Pathe archives, with the troopers said to be Portuguese.
Larry
by Larry Emrick
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: madsen machine rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: madsen machine rifle

Hi Pat: I just stumbled on it with google search of madsen machine gun and a whole bunch of stuff came up, including some utube material of not only a madsen but a lewis being fired. fascinating stuff. compared to the lewis, you can easily see why the madsen was favored but then the trials were cond...
by Larry Emrick
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: madsen machine rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

madsen machine rifle

Gentlemen: In the course of researching SMLE rifle buckets I googled a document called The Madsen Machine Rifle, which provides fascinating reading and extols the advantages of the weapon over both the Lewis and the Hotchkiss, which was the principal machine gun for British-Canadian-Indian cavalry o...