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Cut Down Cavalry Boots?


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I'm pretty sure these are cut down from the lace up tall Cavalry boots seen worn in the 1930's. They have been resoled with rubber soles rather than the leather soles they came with from the factory. I cleaned them up and added the leather laces.

 

Opinions?

 

TIA.

Bryan

 

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No, I don't think so. My pair is packed away, but I checked again in Randy Steffan's "The Horse Soldier 1776-1943" and verified what I thought. The originals had toe caps and starting around the ankle had speed lacing "hooks" on the outside (away from the horse). The boots illustrated don't have the toe caps or the speed lacing hooks.

Tom Bowers

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Thanks Tom,

 

I went back and checked my references and you are absolutely right, they aren't cut down Cavalry boots.

 

I wonder if they are some type of private purchase boots? I bought them at a local estate sale which had a lot of WW2 US Army Officer's items. Many of the items were private purchase stuff.

 

A mystery for sure.

 

Bryan

“There's not much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I guess.The undertakers are winning.The politicians who talk about the glory of it.The old men who talk about the need of it.The soldiers, well, they just wanna go home.” Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoah

 

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