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Union Cavalry shell jacket by The Quartermaster Shop in Port Huron, Mi and so marked by the tag inside the pocket. Size 42R. Jacket seems to have had little use. Has a lining that has some dirt stains. Excellent jacket. Does need to be dry cleaned, as it seems to smell like smoke in the liner. Some light stains on the piping, but I do not see any repairs, tears, etc. All buttons have Waterbury backmark. $75.00.
Well-used Union cavalry shell jacket but still has lots of life left. I would say itís a 36. Length down the back from the top of the collar is 25.Ē Great for a late war impression as it appears to have spent a few years campaigning. Buttons are Waterbury marked, although I do not believe them to be wartime period. I am guessing this is also Quartermaster Shop by the button backmark, but there is no maker indicated inside. No liner in the jacket. $40.00
Union Cavalry kepi. Huge melon head size. I have a 241/4" and this one is a bit loose on me. Unfortunately, itís been hanging for a while as indicated by the point in the back of the hat. The leather sweatband is stiff and is torn in the back (where hanging). I would recommend some Lexol to loosen up the leather, or use as a display/loaner. Has crossed sabre insignia on the top. $25.00
Union Cavalry officers slouch hat. Complete with metal cavalry insignia and officers hat cord. Leather sweatband. I believe itís a 7 3/8 Ė 7 Ĺ measuring front to rear. It has a slight odor to it that I mention for accuracy. It may be cigarette smoke. Itís faint, but I do notice it. A few days in the field should ďfreshenĒ it up. $25.00
White cotton liners or drawers for the trousers. Measures about 30Ē in the waist. Single button on the waist, the crotch area is open, and the legs enclosed. I have not seen them like this before, but would be nice under the wool. The cuffs are hemmed with several pleats. $3.00
Black cloth belt (sash), I believe he used as a sword belt. Just plain black cloth hemmed with a slight design on the ends. About 9 feet long. $2.00
SWORDS AND BAYONETS
Enfield leather bayonet scabbard. Seems to be new, but purchased used. $15.00
.45-70 trapdoor bayonet and scabbard. Scabbard is the brass hook pattern of 1885. Bayonet is nicely blued and marked US. Basically new with some slight rubbing from the scabbard. I didnít realize these were being reproduced, but I am certain itís not original. $45.00
Pattern 1860 cavalry sword and scabbard. This is new in the wrap. No markings but a faint India mark hat could be filled and ground out. Itís not an exact replica, but fairly close. Would be good for use to protect your nice blade. $45.00
Another cavalry sword and scabbard. This one has a fairly straight, heavy blade. Brass crossguard and leather wrapped grip. Copper wire braid. Much heavier blade that I suppose could represent a CS sword or import purchase. Again, meant to be used as this is not an exact replica. $40.00