Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Rifle Bucket

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 2-4 Templeton Street Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Long cylinder shape made from dark brown leather with leather strap and brass buckle at the top of the bucket which attaches it to the saddle .The bucket is missing a leather slide steadying fitting, half way down the bucket which attaches to the surcingle of the saddle.
Size
80cm long, 6cm wide
Object Registration
388
Keywords
rifle bucket, light horse
Historical information
Rifle buckets were used by British and Commonwealth mounted troops from the First World War to around 1941. In the Australian Light Horse units their use did not become common until the end of the First World War. Prior to this rifles were carried slung across the rider's back.
Last updated
6 Feb 2020 at 4:39PM