Early Indian Wars Cavalry Officer’s Fringed Buckskin Jacket, Beaded Belt & Shoulder Straps Indian Wars period soft buckskin jacket double breasted with pressed leather buttons, hand stitched button holes. Sleeves, shoulders and side seams with 1 1/4” buckskin fringe. Wide falling collar, two flapped waist pockets. Interior lined with red wool typically used in trade blankets, two red wool breast pockets and two buckskin lower pockets. Red wool shows scattered mothing. When discovered the pockets contained the following, which is included; Pair 1870’s Cavalry Captain shoulder straps in excellent condition; 2 1/2” wide beaded soft buckskin belt with white background, double buckle and strap closure with German silver buckles. Attached to the belt is a small buckskin pouch that the consignor reports contained .45 long Colt cartridges - not included, also attached is an 11 3/4” black leather open top holster with tarnished silver stud decoration and tooled border, holed at the tip for a tie-down strap, excellent condition. A very interesting group which all appears to date from the early Indian Wars period.
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