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MODEL 1912 RIFLE COVER – “LIKE NEW” UNISSUED SPECIMEN OF A VERY SCARCE PIECE OF THE MODEL 1912 TRIAL EQUIPMENTS:  In addition to the entirely new saddle design, the Model 1912 Trial Cavalry Equipment included many other pieces of inter-related equipment that departed from the standard equipment currently in use.  This Model 1912 Rifle Cover was intended to be used in conjunction with the Rifle Carrier Boot and the Model 1912 Cartridge or Garrison Belts with the leather lined Belt Ring.   

The rifle cover is in excellent, unissued condition, showing no soiling or wear, and no sign of having been used.  It is full length and in full form with all the seams intact.  The inside of the cover’s opening is legibly stamped “R.I.A. 1918”, indicating manufacture at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the draw string is full length.   

As the Model 1912 Equipment declined in use and was replaced by later models of saddles and related equipment, the smaller Model 1912 components were separated in storage, and eventually in the surplus market, and they do not survive today in substantial numbers.  This Model 1912 Rifle Cover is just such a piece, and that this specimen survives in the “like new” condition that it does is a remarkable offering and will be a rare addition to your set of Model 1912 Cavalry Equipment.  (0177)  $350









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