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Rifle Bucket

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 1 Victoria Parade Wangaratta Victoria

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.
Object Registration
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
14 Jul 2019 at 3:44PM