This is the improved model of the carbine boot from the 1885 models. This boot was made longer and reinforced with a brass base for the throat. This is a service used carbine boot. The lettering is very faded and hard to read. The leather is sound with no damage. The straps are intact with no tears or other damage or repairs. The stiching is sound. This “Boot” shows honest field use and wear. There is no abuse or crushed body due to poor storage. This is a nice collectable Cavalry Carbine Boot for the Springfield Trap Door Carbines. It will show well for the military collector as a great example of a service used item of the Indian Wars.
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.
My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.