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1905 CAVALRY EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENTS FOR OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT MANUAL REPRINT:  A quality reprint of  “HORSE EQUIPMENTS AND EQUIPMENTS FOR OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN MAY 10, 1905”.   This manual was originally printed in Washington by the Government Printing Office in 1905 and is an exact reproduction of the service manual issued by the U.S. Army to the soldiers at the turn of the 20th Century.   

This manual details the introduction of the new russet colored leather equipment.   The manual consists of 39 pages of text describing the various pieces of equipment to include:  the Model 1904 saddle, saddle bags, and saddle cloths, all of the related horse equipment, saber belt, holster, pocketed cartridge belt, cartridge boxes, mess gear, bit, and bridle.  In addition, there are twenty additional pages of very detailed illustrated plates that show each item of the soldier’s issue.    

An excellent source of information regarding the issue and wear of this equipment for collector and reenactor alike, and an important addition to the library of any serious student of the US Cavalry.  This copy is brand new and unused.   $20



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