Model 1859 artillery curb bit used by U.S. artillery horse teams The arc design of the heavy side branches (cheek pieces) makes a pronounced 'half S' curve. Gilt brass bit bosses are present on the side branches. The chinstrap is still present but separated. 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.
Inventory Number: CAV 059 / SOLD