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saddle shield?

Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by Dfx, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Dfx

    Dfx Private

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    i have had this for sometime and laid it to the side..never knew what it was and actuaully still dont..not sure it it is a saddle shield piece of old lock or something totally different. any suggestions.. i did find it with several other CW relics
     

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    ucvrelics.com 1st Lieutenant Forum Host

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    What you have is a boot heel plate. They were put on to keep from wearing down the leather of the original heel.
     
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  4. Dfx

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    well good that 1rst one ive eveee found.. thanks
     
  5. mofederal

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    Definitely a heel plate. A very nice one at that. That is a nice find either way.
     
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    found these brass pieces close by also..kept them because wasnt sure what they are.
     

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    They look like a modern front sight. Don't have any knowledge of what they are from the Civil War era.
     
  8. bjett

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    Period shoe/boot heel plate.
     

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