$250.00

SKU: US21227 Categories: , Product ID: 2026

Description

BELT – WEB, FIRST PATTERN M1903 9 POCKET RUSSELL MANUFACTURED U.S. ENLISTED CAVALRY BELT. A VERY RARE EARLY CAVALRY BELT WITH SABER D-RING CARRIER, TAN CANVAS WITH RIMLESS EAGLE SNAP FASTENERS, PLAIN BOTTOM SMOOTH POCKETS (FOR THE FIRST M1903 30-03 ROUND BALL). THIS IS THE VERY FIRST US WEB CAVALRY PRODUCED ONLY BETWEEN 1903 AND 1906 – AFTER WHICH THEY MADE THE REINFORCED POCKET STYLE FOR THE SPITZER (POINTED) BULLETS. EXC CONDITION WITH NO UNIT MARKINGS, A FEW LIGHT WATER STAINS SO IT SAW A LITTLE USE. THESE WERE ALL USED UP OR DISCARDED (OR RELEGATED TO HOME GUARD UNITS WHICH IS HOW A FEW SURVIVED) AFTER THE SPITZER BULLET CAME OUT IN 1906.