This beautiful horse bit belongs in a museum or highend collection! It is stamped with the initials JNO Typically the Arsenal stamp is in the same location on the bit, but this was used for the JNO stamp. After checking with a prominent historian of the Civil War, there are no known Arsenals that used these initials. It is likely a monogram for a prominent JONATHAN from the war as JNO was shorthand at the time for JOHNATHAN.Maybe it was even JONATHAN BUFORD'S horse bit its hard to say, but this is one very rare stamp. The bit is the US Model M1863. It is in good condition considering its age. Everything appears to be original. There is some surface oxidation/rust and it does show use. Historical pieces such as this rarely show up for sale. Don't miss out on this chance opportunity. The item "RARE JNO MARKED CIVIL WAR M1863 VINTAGE HORSE BIT UNITED STATES UNION CALVARY" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "redrockgems" and is located in Sandy, Utah.
This item can be shipped to United States.