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civil war era leather goods with two US plates..?

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#1 skinsfan

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:04 AM



Hi folks,can anyone identify what these leather goods are or a time frame by US buckle type???...the leather strap looks as though it was field modified into two straps as it is cut thru the maker mark that I cannot quite make out....perhaps the two seperate pcs of leather goods were not made together but they came in the same box lot at a Gettysburg firearms auction...any clues are much appreciated....perhaps they are newer or older than Civil war period,I just don't know....hopefully my pics will tell the tale...looks horse tack to me??Scott

#2 AustinO

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:22 AM

Well thats a horse bridle rosette, so it probably started life as a bridle but was cut down at some point.  I believe yours is probably Indian wars era at the earliest and not Civil War. They were still using this style of rosette up through WWI as well.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:35 AM

thanks very much,i was even thinking SAW perhaps....i thought about trying to clean the plates(is that the rosette?,i'm not a cavalry guy to say the least)....but the backside of metal hasn't seen daylight in many ,many years...Scott

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:56 PM

I saw one yesterday in a shop that had an Officers Army Hat Badge Eagle on the Rosette. I don't have a picture, but has anyone seen one like that before? Also, what period do you think it would be? Thanks in advance for any information on it. Dave

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