ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR BRASS US CAVALRY SHOULDER SCALES, Ca 1861-65. General Description : Original brass US Cavalry NCO shoulder scales. These scales are in very good condition and come with the mounting pin with turn-nut to secure to the uniform. The regular enlisted style were manufactured in an unfinished shell form unlike the somewhat rarer completely enclosed back for NCOs.
Whether enlisted or NCO, it seems pretty much everyone disliked these fancy shoulder protection accoutrements and they were usually discarded once in the field... Good size piles of issued shoulder scales have been retrieved from known Union cavalry encampments.Nonetheless, this is a nice set of Civil War shoulder scales -- reasonably priced -- that will greatly add to any period militaria collection and display. And is not for sale separately.
The item "ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR US CAVALRY SHOULDER SCALES or BOARDS, Circa 1861-65" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Uniforms".
The seller is "sailboatboatart" and is located in Clifton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.