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Re: Carbine boot
Posted by frontierwest on Tuesday, 9 October 2012, at 9:48 a.m., in response to Re: Carbine boot, posted by Stephen B.McCartney on Monday, 8 October 2012, at 11:11 p.m.
My comment about glanders is regarding horses... everything that is associated with the horse.. especially leather and tack ect.. remains with the horse. So, would not a carbine socket/boot be more "horse" related after it's been on the saddle? I have found lots of the socket/boot parts that have been burned along with all the horse equipment and bones at certain western fort sites... and the reason for the burning.. Glanders!
FYI Something that I was in contact with some head state officials / vets on back in the mid 1980's as Glanders is as bad as small pox / anthrax and can be viable again when exposed to the sun/air if it was not fully destroyed. I was asked to quit searching a particular area... and it was capped with fill. I did not know any of this at the time, but a highly regarded Vet associate of mine filled me in after I was trying to find answers as to why I was uncovering so much horse equipment along with bones ect (burned). The regimental returns in RG 393 provided the answers. And my Vet friend provided me the medical background of the condition and cause I found listed in the old military records.
I realize the probably reason for the number... issue. Problem I see with issue numbers is that there usually kept by their company (officer), and I'm not sure if they were kept in numbers 001-100, or 001 to 1000? I know the belt buckles m1851 went to 999. It would make more sense to be only as many that were in a company. I'm also not sure how strict they were to keeping the numbers on an item.. or more concerned with the item itself? I've found very few numbered items outside of belt buckles and their keepers. Guns not included.
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