ITEM# 02232011-20
Description  Snaphook Set for US Cavalry M1885 Picket Rope or Lariat
Price $ 35.00

Original pair of US Cavalry issue iron snaphooks-with-rings as secured to each end of the M1879/85 Picket Rope. Each individual assembly consists of an S-hook with a spring steel tongue riveted in one end and a 1 3/4" iron ring clinched in the other. The cotton sashcord which ran between the two rings was tied in a bowline knot then wrapped with copper wire--see Ordnance Memorandum No. 29--to create a completed lariat. This pair requires refinishing prior to use. Impossible to find on the loose.