🔎 UNIDENTIFIED What is the name of this thing called guys?

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I can’t figure it out
 

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Ya know... instead of just guessing or stating what you think... try a SIMPLE Google Search first... If your gonna doubt what i posted... check what i state for yourself first.

No offense... but sheesh man... I thought you knew better :P


Here... dug in 1940 at battlefield...

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Now... I admit that the script says later... i agree with this as well when i first saw one.
 
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Ya know... instead of just guessing or stating what you think... try a SIMPLE Google Search first... If your gonna doubt what i posted... check what i state for yourself first.

No offense... but sheesh man... I thought you knew better :P


Here... dug in 1940 at battlefield...

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Now... I admit that the script says later... i agree with this as well when i first saw one.
OK. I took your advice an did an internet search.

According to 'The ordnance manual for the use of the officers of the United States Army' - 1861, it is called a "Pommel-Ornament".

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All official documentation says they were numbered 11, 11 1/2, 12,... INCH SEAT (sometimes dropping the 'CH') Or 1, 2, or 3 with the words Alleghany Arsenal and the mfg year. No mention in period documentation of an intertwined USA used 1861 - 1865.

I did see a picture of a Grimsley artillery driver saddle with the same intertwined USA stamped on the pommel ornament, but it didn't have the coat strap slot.

So, without proof, the date is undetermined at this time. I'm still looking for an 1861 - 65 artillery ordnance manual with a pommel ornament description.
 
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