Field Equipment and gear
Field Equipment
Cavalry Horse Brush:  3 Cavalry horse brushes.  All marked US with makers name.  One is dated 1918.  All have bristles.  .
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Early WW1 Cavalry Leggin's:  These have leather on the inside of the leg. The edges are lined with leather. They have leather, "under the shoe," straps.  The leather straps are all there but have some cracks.   One leggin has the lace string broken and the other leggin string is frayed in several places.  There are 10 hooks.  Overall they are 12" long.  Size is  4 1/2.   Some staining and soiling.  Introduced in 1917.
 
Item # ws4 $29.00

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Model 1896 Cartridge Box:  Rock Island Arsenal 1905.  Originally made for .38lc with a wooden insert. Insert has been removed for .45c ammo. These were worn on the 1874 pattern leather waist or sword belt during the Philippine Wars and carried ammo for the Colt SAA Artillery model revolver. Some corrosion inside.
Model 1896 Cartridge Box:  Rock Island Arsenal 1903. Marked "Field Art. 8/1".   .38c insert removed for .45c ammo. These were worn on the 1874 pattern leather waist or sword belt during the Philippine Wars and carried ammo for the Colt SAA Artillery model revolver  Clean inside. 
Item # 1896f   $39.00
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WW2 Tent Stove Fuel Regulator:  Condition unknown, but please assume it is good only for display. 
$9.00
Spanish American War Mess Kit Fork: Full metal fork having 3 tines and iron handle.  Some Japanned finish remains.  Not marked.  Spanish American War utensil not readily found.
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Item # 21446  $6.00
US "SPOTS" as found on Army Horse Tack: These will date as early as WW1 and still in use in WW2.  These have lots of uses as you can cover anything about the same size with these.  See the other pair I have listed to see an example of how I used a pair of them. They measure about 1 1/8" in the inside and 1 1/4" on the outside. Two available.
US "SPOTS" as found on ARMY HORSE TACK: These will date as early as WW1 and still in use in WW2.  These have lots of uses as you can cover anything about the same size with these.  See the example of how I used a pair of them. They measure about 1 1/8" in the inside and 1 1/4" on the outside. Two available.
INDIVIDUAL EQUIP. BELT: 
Nice belt. Tag and markings are unreadable but it has a decent U.S. inking on it. 
Item # 21440  $6.00
WW2 Composite Handle Mess Kit knife:  I believe these with the non-aluminum handles will date to early WW2.  This has "U.S."  and the soldier's laundry mark "P8176" on the handle.
Knife #2   $6.00
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BROWN INDIVIDUAL EQUIP. BELT: Tag looks to read in the 1970's.  Color is a brown shade instead of green?  Vertical weave.  I see no problems with it.
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Item # 1214p3  $9.99
SURGICAL INSTRUMENT KIT, MINOR SURGERY:  Date unknown but I would guess from the 1980's-1990's.  There appears to be one tool missing from the left side, otherwise it looks to be complete. Plastic flashlight on the right. Made by YALE BELT CORP.  Snaps are good.
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M1944 GOGGLE LENSES AND BOX:  This is a box with no goggles but, it does have five lenses in it.  There are a variety of color shades and dates.  Three of the lense packages have not been opened.  The two lenses that have been used show soiling and evidense of use like light scuffing etc.  I put a lot of text on the photos to help describe what this is so please view the small photos to read about them.
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VIETNAM WAR, U.S. NAVY SURVIVAL VEST TYPE SV-1:  This survival vest has a contract date of 1963.  The contract ink stamp is worn but I believe this is the SV-1 vest.  The pilot who wore this vest flew EA-3 (A3D) Skywarrior aircraft with VQ-2 and VAP-123. He is a big man and the string ties in the back of this vest have been rigger replaced with expanable straps.  There are no holes or damage, just a few small stains as this vest was worn and used by "Marsh" Werner.  Commar zippers all work. 
Item # 61531  $29.00
U.S. ARMY PILOT'S HEADSET:  Made by RADALAB, INC.  I believe in 1988.  Part number is H-227/U.  I see no problems with it
Item # 61576  $15.00
M1885, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, BLANKET:  I believe this blanket will date to the Spanish American War period or could be later if used in a Spanish-American War Old Soldier's Home.  (It has a cleaning or laundry tag stapled to one corner).  The colors are of the 1885 pattern being a dark grey field with 3" wide dark blue stripes 6" from each end.  The edges are bound or whip lashed with thread.  There are areas of wear and fraying on the edges.  There is one frayed hole (pictured) that may be from an insect.  The material appears to be wool and it is a light or loose weave and not heavy.  Size is  84" X  55".  Hard to find blanket.  
WW2 (1944) MISC. SPARE PARTS ROLL M-13:  No damage except for the stain which does not affect its function nor is it visible when rolled up for display.  I did not try to clean it.
Item # 916030  $16.00
m1910 GARRISON BELT, PARADE OR GUARD USAGE: This m1910 buckle has been chromed and then attached to a light colored cloth belt.  I will assume it was done for a parade or guard group.  The cloth belt is soiled and stained.  The buckle is pretty nice and has most of the plating intact.  
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MOUNTAIN SLEEPING BAG, M-1949:  Dated 1970, mid Vietnam War period.  Good zipper fully functional.  Feather filled.  It is marked:  "U.S. REGULAR". Would be nice and warm and usable as is.  It does have a few small holes easily repaired if desired.  It came in a green bag with a draw string closure which also has a few, small repairable holes.  The bag may not be the correct carrying bag for the sleeping bag, may be a barracks bag or laundry bag.  I have added text to the photos to further describe this offering.
Item # 417001  $9.00
M-1950 SUSPENDERS, TROUSERS: Dated 1951, Korean War era and probably used in Vietnam War.  Elasticity remains.  All hooks and buckles present.  I see no problems with them.
Item # 417006  $3.99
MODEL 1909 HORSE BRIDLE ROSETTE: Solid cast copper, brass or bronze.  1-3/4" diameter.  Featuring the "GREAT SEAL" of the United States.  This is the model 1909 as determined by the 10 tail feathers.  Nice piece.
Item # 717055  $25.00
BAG, WATERPROOFING GAS MASK, M1:  This was hard to photo as it is a bag inside of a bag.  I did not open it so I do not know the condition.  I will assume it is good enough for a display and not for use.  I can not see a date on it.
Item # 717067  $1.00
VINTAGE BOY SCOUT CANTEEN, LOGO SNAPS:  Not researched but, I suspect the cover is period to the bottle..  Nice Boy Scout logo snaps.  No tears, just soiling.  1918 dated LF&C bottle has lots of dents. Brass chain, cork seal is in the cap.
Item # 817015  $25.00
DOUBLE STAMPED, FEMALE ISSUE 1945 CANTEEN COVER: Made by LEWISTON TENT AND AWNING CO. 1945.  It is LEWISTON double stamped, once on the back and again on the bottom.  It has a female's name (possibly a male) on a lable sewn on the inside. 7 rows stitching with a faded U.S. on the front. I mis-identified the maker when I put text on the photos....it is Lewiston and not Wiston.                                                                                         
                                                                                              
WW2 RUCKSACK FRAME AND BACK BAND: The frame is made from tubular steel and is painted green.  Some surface rust where the paint has worn off.  Great that it still has the back band and the rifle snap with it.  I found no markings on it or the back band.  It came with a trashed rucksack on it that was dated 1942. It could not be salvaged.  Please look at the photos as there is a lot of text on them further describing this item. 
Item # 1017042  $25.00
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U.S. NAVY LIFE VEST SURVIVAL LIGHT:  Has some paint wear and bare metal.  Appears to be an older model.  Good pin.  Switch feels good.  Lense is solid but does have scratches and scuffs.  I put a battery in it and it did not work.  May need a bulb??  Mailed without battery.
Item # 1117001  $10.00
WW2, 1942 DATED,  ID'd BLANKET:  Brown color, WW2.  Very nice condition with no holes or damage noted.  "US" in the center; 1942 dated contract tag and ID'd to "Edward Seelig".  74" X 64".
Item # 1217006  $49.00
UNUSUAL OR RARE 1903 INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BELT:  The odd thing about this 9 pocket belt is a flap was not used on the right end pouch.  It does has the male snap half but doesn't have suspender grommets like the other pouches.  The raw edge where the flap would have been attached has sewn over mending.  So it is a 9 pocket belt with 8 pockets with flaps.  This belt is unmarked and I believe it to be made by RUSSELL and it is their 1st pattern design having the plain bottom (not puckered or reinforced) pouches for .30-03 round nose bullets and not the pointed .30-06 bullets. Nice rimless eagle snaps.  Excellent condition belt with the exception of a horizontal tear on one pocket and this is what may have contributed to the lack of use and the nice condition of the belt. With the flaps closed this tear does not show. 
M-1944/M-1945 PACK, FIELD, CARGO: Lower pack.  This bag has been well used.  No contract data readable but it looks to have been a M-1944 lower pack that has had some of the M-1944 straps and hardware removed to make it more like a M-1945 pack.  I do not know if the Army did this; a National Guard unit or a Civilian hunter.  It has lots of what may be blood staining.  It has a couple of ID type stencils on it. The interior lining shows lots of use.  I don't see any holes anywhere. Interesting bag. 
Item # fe61816  $6.99
WW2, WATERPROOF CLOTHING BAG. DATED 1945:  Pretty nice bag with just a couple light stains and a neat, period repair of a tear on the bottom.  Measures about 32" X 24" with a drawstring at the top.  Soldier's laundry stamp on it.  Contract tag that has the 1945 date.  Please view the photos as there is more text information on them.
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WW1 CUP ID'd TO NOTED CHEST SURGEON, Dr. MUDD: This WW1 cup is of the 1st pattern having the round ears on the handle bracket.  It is dated 1918.  The name J.L. MUDD is stamped on the cup.  I found James L. Mudd in the Missouri WW1 Veteran's files and it shows his last duty station in 1919 with the MEDICAL DETACHMENT, FORT FUNSTON, KS which probably was the beginning of his medical career.  I have a copy of his Obituary that says he graduated Medical School in 1923. He had a distinguished career with several important positions which are mentioned in the obituary. In addition to the pictured cup there are copies of his Obituary; a copy of his Grave marker photo and a copy of the Missouri WW1 Veteran's file.  Always nice to be able to place a person with the found item.
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MODEL 1892 U.S. CAVALRY HORSE BIT:  Not an easy bit to find as it was replaced in 1908/1909. This one was made at the Rock Island Arsenal (Marked: "R.I.A.") and is dated either "1903" or "1908" as shown in my photos.  Also marked "U.S" and size "2".  On the mouthpiece of this bit there is metal removed from both sides where the bit would sit in the horses mouth.  Normal position would be behind the teeth so do not believe teeth caused the wear.  I think that the metal was purposely removed to make it more comfortable in the horse's mouth.  Nicely marked US Cavalry bit from the Spanish-American war period. 
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AIRCRAFT ENGINE "COLD CYLINDER CHECKER":  Used in the aircraft industry (this one by the US Air Force) in troubleshooting air cooled engines, particularly radial engines, to find a faulty mis-firing cylinder.  Has a wand to touch each cylinder with and the meter to read the temperature.  A malfunctioning cylinder will register colder than the balance of the other cylinders.  It looks complete with a couple of extra wand tips and two Allan wrenches.  I do not know if it works.  Sold as is.
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CANTEEN BOTTLE CAP:  This is the cap and chain only, plastic WW2 type with no date.  Cork seal is missing.
Item # fe519002   $5.99
USMC SEA BAG/DUFFEL BAG.  MISSOURI ART WORK:     Khaki colored bag with his name, service number and some artwork.  Also has 5B written on it. The artwork indicates the Marine was from Missouri.   Soiled and musty smelling.  May be mildew spots on the inside. Some small holes in the bottom.  Should clean up some if desired.  Only research done is his burial site with dates etc.
Item # fe619015  $49.00
Pictured and Identified in Kenneth Lewis' book: "Doughboy to GI", page 149.
FLC (FIGHTING LOAD CARRIER) TACTICAL VEST:  I bought this directly from the Vet who did two tours in Iraq.  (I also have his helmet listed in the HEADGEAR category).  It has three magazine pouches attached to it.  I see no problems with it.  As it was worn, by the Combat Vet.
Item # fe719003  $15.00
INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT BELT, 1974:  Vertical Weave, brown color.  Nice readable tag.  Faint ink stamp U.S.  Two keepers have yellow paint on the inside.  Nice belt. 
Item # fe719004  $9.00
U.S. COLLINS "TOMAHAWK" AXE HEAD:  This axe head has a COLLINS LEGITMUS ARM and HAMMER logo which dates it to the early 1930's.  It is not a commonly seen axe.  Marked U.S. and has traces of original Army green paint remaining.  7" long with a 4" cutting edge. 
9 HOOK, KHAKI COLORED LEGGINGS:  I am not sure what these are other than a very nice pair of Khaki color leggings. I see no tags or stenciling in them other than the owner's name. They have 9 hooks.  They are clean and worn little.  My ignorance is your gain if you know what these are!
Item # fe1119024  $19.00
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BRITISH MILITARY, BROAD ARROW PROOFED, BINOCULARS:  Marked two places with the Broad Arrow which is the acceptance proof of the British Military. Marked "BINO PRISM No. 2  MKIII X 6"  and the serial number "No. 320512".  On the other section is the Manufacturer's info but the paint coating makes it unreadable.  There is a SIGHTING GRADIENT scale in the right lens. These are solid, everything moves freely.  Each eye piece adjusts independently. Original khaki web neck strap present.  Some black paint loss here and there.  Viewing through them sees some dirt/dust, I did not try to clean anything.  The red painted nuts are ports in which an inert gas would have been inserted.  More info text on the photos.  Decent example from WW1-WW2.
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BLOOD CHIT, ARABIC REGION:  Five languages on silk.  Measures about 17" X 12".   No damage, just wrinkles.
Item # fe22025  $39.00
U.S. m1909 HORSE BIT:  Complete with the curb chain.  Marked "U.S."; Size "2" and "B.T.C." for Bridgeport Tool Company.  No original finish left.  No damage noted.  Somewhat unique that it was made by a contractor and not an arsenal.
Item # fe22055  $29.00
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EARLY 1910 EAGLE SNAP CANTEEN SET, WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD:  Lots of early features with this unmessed-with and as found canteen cover and bottle.  Both the cover and the bottle are ID'd to the Wisconsin NG.  There is text on the photos further describing this set's early features.  It has been in my collection for 21 years.
Item # fe720001  $295.00
EARLY 1910 EAGLE SNAP, MOUNTED TROOPS, CANTEEN SET:  This inverted "V" with snap was the 1st style hanger for mounted troops.  It was not durable enough and was not used very long.  The snaps are rimless eagles with a 1905 patent date on the retaining ring with some corrosion on them. Bottle is undated, as the early ones were not, with a 3rd pattern cap and a 2nd pattern chain mount.  Bottle is ID'd with 3 painted letters and the bottom of the cover has an ID stencil.  There is a cup with it but I have never removed it to check maker or dates. There is text on the photos further describing the set..  This set has been in my collection for 15 years.
NICE WW2 CANTEEN SET:  Very nice late War set.  All three items are clean, well marked and in excellent to very good condition.  1945 dated cover by GLIDA; 1945 dated bottle by A.G.M. CO. and a 1944 dated cup by a lesser seen maker of B.E. CO.  More info with text on the photos.
Item # fe720010  $29.00
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 Item # 917035  $19.00  
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 Rimless Eagle Snaps.  A difficult belt to find.  This one is well used, probably chasing Villa. It has soiling, wear and tear. It is marked MILLS 1912 on the back of one end piece. On each metal adjusting tab is the Mill's logo bullet and the patent dates of 1907 and earlier. There are eight puckered pouches for rifle ammo and four smaller pouches for revolver ammo. All twelve pouches have rimless eagle snaps.  There is more information on the photos.
Item # we32030  $650.00
Item # fe1119021  $39.00
M1923 DISMOUNTED CARTRIDGE BELT: 10 pocket belt for .30 caliber clipped ammo.  U.S. ink stamp is strong. Contract ink stamp is unreadable. Paint wear to the KLIKIT snaps and the edges of the snaps and grommets.eyelets have green corrosion.  Solid item for wearing or display.
Item # we1018008  $39.00
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Item # Fork1  $21.00
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Item # 1896a  $39.00
Item # fe12182  $29.00
Item # US Button 1  $7.50 each
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Item # 21515  $4.00
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Item # fe720002   $225.00
Item # fe12181  $29.00
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Item # fe918004  $29.00
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MILLS m1910 MOUNTED CARTRIDGE BELT WITH m1909 REVOLVER CARTRIDGE POUCHES: 
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Item # 218050FE  $119.00
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Item # 117036  $89.00
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MILL'S 100 ROUND, DOUBLE LOOP CARTRIDGE BELT.  BLUE:  Made after 1894 and used in the Spanish-American War.  It has two rows of loops to hold 100 rounds of .30-40 Krag ammo.  Has the basic "C" type closure.  Bright and clean.  I have owned this belt for 26 years.  Nice belt for display or for re-enacting.
Item # 5211  $135.00
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MILL'S 100 ROUND, DOUBLE LOOP CARTRIDGE BELT.  TAN:  Made after 1894 and used in the Spanish-American War.  It has two rows of loops to hold 100 rounds of .30-40 Krag cartridges.  It has the heavy, cast brass "H" plate of the 1890's.  Some light soiling and a spot of corrosion on one of the brass end caps.  I have owned this belt for 25 years. Nice belt for display or for 
re-enacting.
Item # 5212  $195.00
Item # 5316  $19.00
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WW2, m1936 PISTOL BELT:  Earlier WW2 belt with brass buckle. The male buckle end sewn on and the female end with no reinforcing webs. Strong U.S. ink stamp.  Contractor stamp is unreadable.  No major damage noted.
Item # 5313  $29.00
WW2 CANVAS WATER BUCKET:  Collapsible. This bucket is pictured in Enjames' book: "Government Issue Collector's Guide" and also in the book "Doughboy to GI".  This is the larger size and has the U.S. stencil on the side.  On the bottom is manufactures name with a date of 1944.  No holes or damage noted. More info in text on the photos.
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BARRACK'S BAG:  Looks to be new and unused.  Ink stamp reads a contract date of 1994.  About 30" X 24" in size with a draw-string at the top. I did not notice any problems with it.
Item # 5411  $5.00
Item # 5412  $12.00
U.S. MILITARY WHISTLE:  Vietnam War period, dated 1967.  Made by Haller.  With the lanyard.  Plastic construction. Used with teeth marks. It has a cork ball, and it works.
100 ROUND, .30 CALIBER BANDOLIER:  Rare bandolier from the Spanish-American, Philippine Wars and early 1900's.  Each of the 100, .30-40 Krag cartridge loops has a spring insert to help hold the cartridge. It is 5 feet in length and designed to be slung over the shoulder. The buckle is a complicated puzzle that I am not sure how it is supposed to work.  Dorsey's book on page 119 has a similar belt with the standard "C" closure but the buckle is not like this one. There is an ink stamp patent date but I can't make it out.  I see no major wear of damage to this belt.  At the time of this listing there were two like it on EBay and they both sold for over $500.00.  
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Item # 5413   $450.00 
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Item # 218058FE  $15.00
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VIETNAM WAR, m1956 ENTRENCHING TOOL COVER: Has the DSA-1 designation for 1965.  A well used veteran with wear, soiling and fading.  All snaps work. The ink stamp spells entrenching: "intrenching".
Item # 5511  $9.00
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WW2 MESS KIT MEAT PAN:  Dated 1944.  Good condition with some oxidation on the handle.
Item # 5512  $15.00
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1982 DATED MESS KIT MEAT PAN:  No major damage, just dirty.  A name is inked on the bottom.
Item # 5513  $10.00
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U.S. ENAMELED MESS CUP:  Rare and hard to research but I believe it is Spanish-American to Philippine Wars era.  It is marked U.S. on the bottom.  It is white and black enamel and there are chips as shown in the photos.  It has not been cleaned.  It is 5" diameter and is 4" tall.
Item # 5514  $125.00
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Item # fe1219007  $39.00
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Item # 516013  $129.00
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WW1, M-1917 10 POCKET CARTRIDGE BELT: I believe this to be the model 1917 10 pocket belt and it is in the original issue configuration with all pieces dated the same; LONG 7-18..There is no damage but, it does have light soiling and some initials written on the back side. Nice belt. See the photos for more information.
Item # 5611 $95.00
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M-1944 BARBER KIT CASE:  Nice little case in very good condition.  Made in 1945.  Originally held barbering equipment as shown on the List of Contents.  Works great for storing or transporting your military collectibles.  Or, seek out the equipment and put it back to its as issued condition.  Can be locked.
Item # 5612  $60.00
DRUM, MARCHING SNARE: Neat old drum worthy of restoration or display it as-is, as I have for many years.  Features an eagle and shield decal. The wood shell or body with the rims measures 11" high and 14" wide. It is of all natural materials with the rim head retainers being red painted wood.  The rims have holes for the rope tensioners, now missing. The bottom head is still present and I believe it to be a natural skin head.  The original snares are present and they too are a natural material I believe to be either gut or rawhide. The top head is missing.  I do not know the age of this drum, but it is old.
Item # 5613  $295.00
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