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Hello all,

finding out a period-correct Mills ammo cartridge has eventually allowed for a small display of an Infantry Sergeant, very early 1890s  it could be company for the Cavalry Corporal display from about the same timeframe already posted here.  Later pattern blouse (a slight modification of Mod. 1890 tunic) has Id'ed provenance from a Kansas Infantry regiment of some years later, and much likely has been custom-tailored   -   no lining, and a different shape/dimension of inside front facings from the standard Mod. 1890.

The so-called Mod. 1888 Springfield 'Ramrod/Bayonet Rifle' is from early 1891.  Later specimen of Mills cartridge belt for 45/70 ammunitions is fitted with the 'Pattern 1886' plate, also called the Whittemore Plate. 

Civilian-made gauntlets are patterned after the standard Cavalry ones.   Standard leather belt does carry a Mod. 1881 (2nd Pattern) holster with Colt SAA (since summer 1882 Infantry Sergeants were allowed to carry the sidearm) and a McKeever ammo box for more 45/70 rounds.

That's all...  hope you like them . Thanx !!!  Franco.

 

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Thanx to you all !!

@Mike, actually not a martial S.A.A. ...  would be sort of a dream come true. A civilian specimen w/ lanyard ring at the butt, anyway not bad for display.

Here some more pics  -   taking photos at what is dark blue wollen fabric is challenging to say the least, whatever lighting couls be available. Of course not under direct sunlight at all. Some variations here, with the darker ones being closer to the actual thing.

 

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The canteen as well, being overlooked in previous photos. 

A standard so-called Pattern 1878 canteen, here still having the unmodified leather strap from back then;  many (virtually never used before) were put into service in the 1890s in this shape, without getting the newer fabric sling   -   and, still being the much older smooth-sided variant dating since the 1860s (many thousands were being kept in storage as such later time).

 

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21 hours ago, BlueBookGuy said:

Hello all,

finding out a period-correct Mills ammo cartridge has eventually allowed for a small display of an Infantry Sergeant, very early 1890s  it could be company for the Cavalry Corporal display from about the same timeframe already posted here.  Later pattern blouse (a slight modification of Mod. 1890 tunic) has Id'ed provenance from a Kansas Infantry regiment of some years later, and much likely has been custom-tailored   -   no lining, and a different shape/dimension of inside front facings from the standard Mod. 1890.

The so-called Mod. 1888 Springfield 'Ramrod/Bayonet Rifle' is from early 1891.  Later specimen of Mills cartridge belt for 45/70 ammunitions is fitted with the 'Pattern 1886' plate, also called the Whittemore Plate. 

Civilian-made gauntlets are patterned after the standard Cavalry ones.   Standard leather belt does carry a Mod. 1881 (2nd Pattern) holster with Colt SAA (since summer 1882 Infantry Sergeants were allowed to carry the sidearm) and a McKeever ammo box for more 45/70 rounds.

That's all...  hope you like them . Thanx !!!  Franco.

 

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Very nice! Would you post photos of the interior of the 5 button? I would like to see the variations that you described. 

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49 minutes ago, BEAST said:

 

Very nice! Would you post photos of the interior of the 5 button? I would like to see the variations that you described. 

 

Will do shortly  -  thanks for appreciating !!

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1 hour ago, BEAST said:

 

Very nice! Would you post photos of the interior of the 5 button? I would like to see the variations that you described. 

 

Here a couple photos showing some differences  -   former blouse (Cavalry corporal) satin-lined and with sleeves standard lined (white).  The other in a lightweight kind of wool flannel, and unlined both in sleeves and interior.

Also, different width and curve of facings.

 

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Thanks Franco! 

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Franco,

 

These are incredible photographs. Your images could be made into postcards and sold at various museums..

 

This is wonderful photography.

 

Thank you for sharing your impressive collection with us.

 

Leigh

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rakkasan187 said:

Franco,

 

These are incredible photographs. Your images could be made into postcards and sold at various museums..

 

This is wonderful photography.

 

Thank you for sharing your impressive collection with us.

 

Leigh

 

 

 

 

Too kind Leigh, thanx indeed. 

Here the very last couple photos taken in a 'warmer' lighting of early afternoon  -   rifle's wood and canteen's canvas especially do take some benefits.

 

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55 minutes ago, wildcat123 said:

20th Kansas tunic?  Very nice display

 

hello,  thanx for appreciating. 

Tunic is from Sgt. Harry L. Robinson, mustered at Topeka in May 1898, 22th Kansas Infantry Regiment.  Spanish - American War, however these blue fatigue tunics were still being worn stateside even though that precise year the Pattern 1898 (khaki) tunic did appear for service in hot and tropical climates.

Although provenance indicates very late 1890s for this precise person, I've put it in early that decade  -  in fact, the same generic blouse is appropriate even for the very late Indian Wars.

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4 minutes ago, BlueBookGuy said:

 

hello,  thanx for appreciating. 

Tunic is from Sgt. Harry L. Robinson, mustered at Topeka in May 1898, 22th Kansas Infantry Regiment.  Spanish - American War, however these blue fatigue tunics were still being worn stateside even though that precise year the Pattern 1898 (khaki) tunic did appear for service in hot and tropical climates.

Although provenance indicates very late 1890s for this precise person, I've put it in early that decade  -  in fact, the same generic blouse is appropriate even for the very late Indian Wars.

 

 

Very nice!!  If my memory serves me right, the 22nd Kansas didn't leave the states, they served in Virginia for the duration of the War with Spain.  Great display, thanks for sharing.

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28 minutes ago, wildcat123 said:

 

 

Very nice!!  If my memory serves me right, the 22nd Kansas didn't leave the states, they served in Virginia for the duration of the War with Spain.  Great display, thanks for sharing.

 

Indeed glad you like the items. Finished to take pics just before it started raining, thus not the need for more additions   -   maybe some re-touching to the Cavalryman display when a great set of customized gauntlets will arrive here, hopefully shortly.

Regards -   Franco.

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Last shots including the hat, but in a different layout:

 

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and here, exploiting a few pics I've made for explaination to a friend of mine  -   how a 'Trapdoor' system worked. In this case, the rifle variant.

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