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US Cavalry Holster for Colt Navy/Army and Ammo Pouch.

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US Cavalry holster and ammo pouch, made from 8-9oz veg tan leather.

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I really like that! It is a good looking set. I'm not sure about the US emblem on the holster though... is it supposed to be off set like that?

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Hi Captquirk. Just going off J Simmons pattern

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Emblem might be at too much of an angle now I look at it (First time I made one), will sort it next time I make one, if someone buys this set.

Regards Forester

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When did the Army start stamping holsters with the US emblem?

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Okay I wont put an emblem on my next one (Or will I?)

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11 minutes ago, Colt W Knight said:

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When did the Army start stamping holsters with the US emblem?

I can't say for sure,  but it was likely around the civil war. If you google "US cavalry holsters", and click "images", you will see a whole bunch with US stamped on them. But, they are in various locations, and at various angles.

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Hmm, a set of patterns from Jim that I do not (yet) have...

Either way, i like it, looks good! Excellent work on that toe plug!

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Hi Red Bear Haraldsson. I got the patterns for the holster and the ammo pouch off this site, they are still on here somewhere.

Regards Forester

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Most are much later than the civil war but here is a site with 250+ high res scans of US cavalry equestrian gear blueprint patterns like this lo res image i downsized for the pathetic upload limit on here.:

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http://www.lrgaf.org/articles/blueprints.htm

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Hi All.

This is what they look like on a cartridge belt.

Regards Forester

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The U.S. stamping, from what I understand, depended of the manufacturer. Some did it, some did not. The oval part supposedly did not come along until the Indian War period. Once again, it depended on the contractor, kinda like now, LOL.

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If you look through some of those blueprints I posted, many of them specified the size, position and style of US marking and other stamps on the item. Most of the prints are early 1900s revisions of older designs dating much earlier. Unfortunately most of the prints are for the gear that the horse carried, not the gear the rider did however I imagine the acquisition rules were the same. These blueprints were what was given to the contractors who made the stuff to "milspec". If the item didn't match the blueprint the cheque from the govt ended up being smaller...

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When I was a kid, I found a small oval buckle in my Uncle's basement. It was a US buckle from the civil war. I ended up with said buckle, and spent years trying to find out more about it. It is brass, and has 3 prongs.2 of the prongs held it to the belt, and one went in the adjustment hole, but it didn't match any of the belt buckles I could find. Turns out it isn't a belt buckle, but was used on a strap for crates. This has absolutely nothing to do with this topic, but I thought I'd share anyways :)

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