This is the first model Carbine boot for the Mc Clellan saddle. This boot is in unissued condition showing no wear or use. The Rock Island Arsenal stamp is very clear. The leather is very solid with no deteriation. The stiching is strong with no separation. The Boot Straps are intact with no issues or damage. The body shape is correct with no crushing or poor storage damage. These 1885 models were short lived as they had service issues due to the weight of the carbine. The 1886 models corrected these issues. These 1885 models are fairly rare today and highly collectable items from the Indian Wars. This “Boot” is a very prime example of this rare Carbine Boot for the military collector.
H.L.V. Private (8) F. No. 452 -19
For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
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