The US Cavalry was held in reserve during WW1, ready to exploit an infantry breakthrough that never came. The Cavalry was mostly used to escort officers and supply convoys, and to provide guard for headquarters. Cavalrymen carried their spare gear and horse grooming implements in the classic M-1904 leather saddlebags. Original US WW1 Cavalry saddlebags are rare today, so What Price Glory, the incomparable military reproductions house, has produced an exacting recreation.This pair of US Army WW1 CAVALRY M-1904 BROWN LEATHER SADDLEBAGS are high quality MODERN REPRODUCTIONS by the famous What Price Glory. They are in MINT, unused, new in the packaging condition, having been left "in the white", and with some light scattered manufacturing wear evident (most pictured). Otherwise, the saddlebags are in mint shape, with no other damage to the crisp "pebbled" brown cowhide leather construction. Most interestingly, they bear the classic oval "US" stamping with serifs at each front flap, sport three fully functional leather strap and darkened brass buckle closures at each side, and are marked at one edge of the lower connector with their replica maker, date, and inspector, ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL / 1904 / W. They feature the traditional white canvas button-in liners, as well as matching white canvas utensil and condiment pouches, and are a beautiful representation of US Army WW1 CAVALRY M-1904 BROWN LEATHER SADDLEBAGS.
We have shown a photo of a 1st Cav trooper all the way in 1942 using similar saddlebags on his mount. The item "US Army WW1 CAVALRY M-1904 BROWN LEATHER SADDLEBAGS MINT WPG Tack Riding Packs" is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Reproductions\United States". The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.