Model 1863 Cavalry Bit
Bit and bridle
Leather, iron, brass, steel
Overall: 61 x 5 1/2 in. ( 154.9 x 14 cm )
Leather, iron, and brass bit with bridle; blued iron single-rein curb bit has S-shaped lower branches with two cast circular brass rosettes riveted to upper branches on each side of cylindrical bar mouthpiece; brown leather reins fastened together with iron buckles and looped through two rings at front of lower branches; blued steel curb chain with brown leather strap cover fastened to back of upper branches; leather halter fastened with circular cast brass rosettes.
Presented by DeWitt M. Lockman, 1931
cast: rosettes: "US"
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