M1903 Sabre Hanger
Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:00 PM
Posted 06 March 2007 - 03:41 AM
Here is two examples of the hook arrangement from two different manufacturer's NCO belts. The hook is wider than the one on your hanger.
Hanger attached to NCO belt.
Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:38 AM
The sabre hangers that you show are, I believe, enlisted items of issue. What is the marking on the leather strap near the top of the short strap? Any other markings? These would help identify them better.
As Canteen Guru points out these straps could be worn with or without ring spring hooks (hooks or snaps) to attach them to the scabbard. I would expect Officer or NCO straps to have spring hooks. So, I suppose it depends upon how you wish to display them.
Here is a similar set of hangers to yours with snap hooks.
A view of the top of the hangers showing the belt clip and regain hook with the straps attached with standing loops.
A view of the top of a similar set of hangers showing the belt clip and regain hook but this one has the straps attached with copper rivets. This set also has snap hooks.
Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:46 AM
Gilt Officer spring hook.
Spring hook with tumb tab.
Heavy spring hook with screw.
Light spring hook with screw.
There are others of course.
Edited by SARGE, 06 March 2007 - 08:47 AM.
Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:56 AM
If I remember well these pics appeared some year ago on Gunboard forum together this one where a narrow clip is hooked to an NCO pistol belt. I see that proper hanger should have the larger clip but is the narrow one completely out of place? My hanger too has leather attched by means of brass rivets but I covered rivets with leather keepers. As regards spring hooks, I had notice that my hanger has a bigger loop than the Sarge's one so it's possible hooks were no forecast.
Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:26 PM
Snap hooks were available from military outfitters and officers usually acquired them as they were much more convenient than detaching by opening the straps, removing the studs and loops.
Here are two examples of M1903 enlisted soldier's sabre hangers. One with simple twist on/off snap hooks. The right example is the more typical issue hanger without snap hooks.
Detail of marking on strap: R.I.A., 1908, T.C.
Edited by US CANTEEN GURU, 06 March 2007 - 04:28 PM.
Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:55 PM
Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:23 AM
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