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by Trooper
Sun Dec 22, 2002 4:35 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Off topic British Uniform Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7680

Off topic British Uniform Question

If your Cardigan has Raglan sleeves you are also indebted to another Crimean war commander.
Dusan
by Trooper
Fri Sep 27, 2002 5:18 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Outstanding/Favorite Regiments
Replies: 55
Views: 13624

Gentlemen,
For identical reasons and with identical caveats regarding the record of other fine regiments, as submitted by Bob Mather, my vote goes to the Fourth Cavalry - especially when led by R.S. Mackenzie.
Dusan
by Trooper
Sat Aug 03, 2002 2:58 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Attachment of the Ml902 Officers Saber
Replies: 10
Views: 3347

Rick, George, Gentlemen, The discussion of the 1902 Officers sabre is particularly interesting to me as I am trying, amongst many other things, to establish its development and am having no great success so far. I wonder if anyone can point me toward Ordnance Dept. records that might shed some light...
by Trooper
Wed Jun 19, 2002 3:53 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Arms & equipment in '73
Replies: 7
Views: 3217

Bob: Thank you for publishing these great extracts concerning the reather overlooked trials period of 1870-1873 when new arma and equipment were issued in some quantity to many of the cavalry regiments before a standardised system was adopted for arms in 1873 and equipment in 1874. Information on th...
by Trooper
Fri May 31, 2002 5:16 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 1830's-40's US Dragoon Saddle
Replies: 47
Views: 19735

Todd, Gentlemen, The mention of round holes in the seat of pommel holsters has resurrected a question in my mind regarding a pair of holsters I have which appear to be made to carry the M1855 pistol carbine and a Colt Dragoon size revolver. The holsters have, in the centre of the connecting strap (t...
by Trooper
Fri Apr 26, 2002 11:42 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

Pat, Another great photo! Don't mean to be picky but isn't that a M1912 holster the subject is packing? I first thought it was the even more scarce Mills woven pattern 1912 holster but think it is the standard. A very nice photograph in any event.Thanks. Further re suspenders,I have realised that it...
by Trooper
Fri Apr 26, 2002 7:48 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

Hi Pat, Thanks for the calendrical welcome, I'm a July baby - if you can really stretch your imagination. Re suspenders : so far as I am aware suspenders were part of the 1903, 1909, and 1914 pattern cavalry equipments - but NOT of the M1912. I have somewhere a reference to the fact that suspenders ...
by Trooper
Thu Apr 25, 2002 5:06 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

Joe, Phillip, Todd, Pat, Rick,
Thank you all for the great input. I was hesitant about airing my ignorance in such august company. You have set me right on my error in that!
Any more information on this under-researched fascinating equipment out there?
Dusan
by Trooper
Wed Apr 24, 2002 1:58 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

Gentlemen, In copying the photographs to disk I notice they are credited to "The Rasp" of 1913, does anyone know if there was text accompanying these wonderful photographs and if so where it might be consulted? Mr. Sullivan, Thank you for posting your fencing accoutrements they are great t...
by Trooper
Wed Apr 24, 2002 1:24 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

Rick, Philip, Pat, Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post the photo's, they really are great and show much of the equipment we were discussing. Harking back to another earlier thread isn't it interesting that the troopers with the new equipments are wearing their campaign hats creased fore a...
by Trooper
Tue Apr 23, 2002 6:40 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

John, Thanks for the information. I have the following reference to the Patterson rifle carrier that seems to indicate proposed widespread use amongst Empire troops if not all British service (wonder why not Home Service?): "Lord Kitchener has recommended the carrier for all British mounted tro...
by Trooper
Sun Apr 21, 2002 8:36 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

Rick, Gentlemen, Many thanks for the pointers, I'll try and follow up on them, but research at this distance without a definite citation is very chancy! I must say I would very much like to see the photo's you mention as good illustrations of arms and equipment in actual use are by no means as commo...
by Trooper
Sat Apr 20, 2002 9:59 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Information on old topic.
Replies: 36
Views: 8071

Gentlemen, I have been following the M1912 thread with great interest as I am looking into this period as part of my research. My particular interest is in the cavalryman's arms and accoutrements, but as the rationale of the 1912 equipment included arms carrying devices attached to the saddle, the r...
by Trooper
Fri Aug 24, 2001 2:17 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Mule methods of World War II
Replies: 37
Views: 10665

Gentlemen, In my latest (No.160) edition of "Military Illustrated" there is an article on two operations carried out by the Chindits. there are two photographs showing mules, the most interesting showing a mule being loaded "...into a DC3 for transport to a stronghold..." - airbo...
by Trooper
Fri Aug 24, 2001 2:17 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Mule methods of World War II
Replies: 37
Views: 10665

Gentlemen, In my latest (No.160) edition of "Military Illustrated" there is an article on two operations carried out by the Chindits. there are two photographs showing mules, the most interesting showing a mule being loaded "...into a DC3 for transport to a stronghold..." - airbo...
by Trooper
Wed Dec 13, 2000 8:37 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: SABRES AT THE WASHITA?
Replies: 28
Views: 8006

SABRES AT THE WASHITA?

Gentlemen:I have followed the discussion on sabres at the Washita with great interest as I too would like to know the answer. Having consulted most of the sources mentioned I have to agree with the "still to be ascertained" position, hopefully someone will find an answer soon. Regarding th...