A very nice complete example of a federal issue cavalry sling in black bridle leather. Issued to and used by Union cavalry prior to and during the Civil War. Worn over the trooper’s shoulder with the snap hook attached to the sling bar on the carbine.
This fine cavalry sling is still at its original length of 56 inches. Bridle leather surface is very strong and supple. Brass buckle and tip “batwings” original to the sling having never been cleaned! A very nice uncut example with supple bridle leather. Getting hard to find.
Inventory Number: CAV 053 / Sold