ITEM# 02232011-4
Description  Complete Set of Iron Hardware for M1859 & M1874 Cavalry Halters
Price $ 65.00

Original and complete set of US Army cast malleable iron hardware for the M1859 and M1874 Cavalry halters. With substitution of the special swivel-ring for one of the three 1 3/4" rings this set is also appropriate for the M1879/1885 halter depicted in the famed Ordnance Memorandum No. 29. Set consists of: a) Iron bar buckle, center tongue, 1 1/8" (x2) b) Iron halter square, 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" (x2) c) Iron ring, 1 3/4" (x3) and d) Iron halter bolt, 1 1/4" (x1). While all components are eminently serviceable, their finishes range from original black japanning to rust. Wire brushing and repainting is probably in order if these pieces are to be used in a first-class reproduciton, and if you don't care to replicate the formula for Army japanning outlined in the 1861 Ordnance Manual, we've found gloss black Rustoleum to be an aces substitute. While reproductions of some of these pieces are available nowadays, originals are near-unobtainable--especially in a complete set.