CIVIL WAR CAVALRY CARBINE "BOOT" SCABBRD 714 DENIX
This "Boot" style scabbard replica made by Denix of Spain is constructed of a canvas baked Leather body and leather straps that have been given a dark Saddle Brown Finish. It measures 6 inches at the mouth and 3 inches at its open toe allowing it to accommodate a variety of long arms. Two adjustable brass buckled straps are available at the body, while the mouth is also equipped with 15 inch x 3/4 inch buckled strap tht is long enough to permit alternate placement configurations on your saddle. This Boot Scabbard easily accommodates the Henry, Springfield, Sharps, Spencer, and other Carbines.
Commercially-made saddle scabbards, which are so commonly associated with the Western horseman and Cavalry, made their first appearance around the same time as the metallic-cartridge firearms. These long arms were generally shorter, lighter and much easier to handle, and their sleek lines made them more suitable to use in the saddle. Westerners and cavalry soldiers carried saddle-attached scabbards in a variety of ways. Probably the most popular means of packing a rifle via the saddle scabbard was the "northwest" position. The rider ran the connecting strap closest to the mouth of the scabbard through the fork of the saddle on the near or left side of a horse (the side of the horse that riders most commonly mount).
• Length: 18 inches
• Mouth Width: 6 inches
• Open Toe Width: 3 inches
• Canvas Backed Leather Body
• Saddle Brown Finish
• Fits Muskets/Shotguns/Carbines/Rifles
• Weight: 6.5 oz