U.S. MODEL 1859 ARTILLERY BIT

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Item Code: M25494

This item is a fine, original, Model 1859 artillery curb bit as used by the Federal military during the Civil War. In very good overall condition, the iron surface of this artifact bears slight rust pitting and has acquired dark gray coloring in areas. A good amount of the bright tinning as called for later in the war is present. Has spotty patches of rust overall. The arc design of the heavy side branches (a.k.a. cheek pieces) make a pronounced 'half S' curve from each of the bosses down to the piece's vertical rein slot just above the bit's slobber bar. Piece has the U.S. brass 'bosses' on the side branches. It does not retain a curb chain and chinstrap. On the opposite lower end of each branch is a single iron rein ring. The strong curb bit is marked, “US”. This is a fine, original example of Federal horse gear and would complement any Civil War artillery collection.  [sm]

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