Post by 7th Mich Cav on Oct 27, 2007 17:01:08 GMT -5
i have been reenacting since 1994 i was with the 4th fla infantry until 2005 and then switched to cavalry, i am what most of you call mainstream but have recently changed my perspective and am looking to get more out of reenacting and would like consider myself more of a progressive.
i am posting photos of my euipment and tack , so if anyone who wants to take a look might help give me some suggestions! critizim welcomed the saddle that i use is a 1912 up saddle , i am using itr as a temp, until i can get a period 1856 up saddle made, i have a paticular liking for the britsh imported tack, (and it is the only saddle that ive not had fitting problems,i have done 35 + mile rides with it with no problems, wheras the mcclellan ive have seen some dry spots and even sore spots after 16 mile rides) the mac that i do have have is an 1904 which i have sent out and am having the pommel replaced and re rawhided and all the proper hardware put on.
Post by Jack Fischer on Oct 28, 2007 14:26:21 GMT -5
about confederate saddles, you can look at this adress : confederatesaddles.com/ about cavalry uniforms, there is a great pannel of various équipment, we begin to equip in France a company of the 14Th Virginia cavalry, not yet perfect but we try (palmetto on the hat has to be removed, shelljacket will be replaced by a Richmond depot II model...)
Post by Dave Myrick on Oct 29, 2007 17:25:06 GMT -5
Where did those photos come from? They appear to be nothing but very poor reproductions with the exceptions of the weapons themselves. The saber in the upper photo appears to be a M1840 and the revolver appears to be a post war smith and wesson or remington through bore, maybe not though. Its too hard to tell.
Hello All: As a small note the No. 2 S&W was made from 1861 to 1874 in 32 rimfire. According to Flayderman, specimens with a serial number under 35731 (Model 2 produced by May 1, 1865) will bring a small premium because of possible Civil War usage. Also if marked on side of barrel with the "B. Kittredge & co./Cincinnati, O., and are under serial number 7715 would place them among the 2600 the firm purchased in May 1862 and delivered 730 of them to the State of Kentucky for use by the 7th Kentucky Cavalry. Delivery of these was in Sept 1862.
Post by Dave Myrick on Oct 30, 2007 9:49:34 GMT -5
An 1822 gig? Well that would explain why I thought it was an 1840. The wrist breaker was derived from the French '22. I understand that you are in France and access to good sutlers is a difficult prospect at best. You might want to consider contacting Jan Berger. He runs Leder Arsenal out of Germany. While I have only seen a few of his reproductions, I know of the source for a few of the originals he is copying. What I have seen of his work is very good, too notch work.
Before purchasing anything, research the article. Look at as many photographs as you can. Search out, find and read the original specifications. If you are doing a mounted impression, you will find that every piece of your kit will get taxed to its limit, so I would buy the gear that most closely matches the original. It worked back then and it will still work today.