TWR USC1 Dismounted 1880s US Cavalry Troopers 1

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4 different US cavalry troopers armed with trapdoor Springfield carbines and 1873 Colt Army revolvers, dressed and equipped as they appeared in the South West campaigning against the Apache, maintaining the border with Mexico and supporting law and order.

The trooper at the left holds an 1873 Army Colt, standard side-arm of the US Cavalry of this period, and all 4 are armed with Springfield trapdoor carbines, the two in the middle with the breech flipped open to facilitate loading. There had been lots of changes to the campaign uniform since Custer's days including higher boots than the old Civil War period ones, the introduction of the sandy coloured "tan" campaign hat, the first officially issued gauntlets for the US Cavalry and the issue of the first ever regulation blue shirt (with two breast pockets). Changes to equipment had come into effect, most noticeably on these dismounted figures: regulation issue looped cartridge belts with and without the Mills pattern clasp, half-flapped holsters with a loop through attachment for use with the cartridge belts, and the introduction of the army issue hunting knife alongside privately acquired knives.

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