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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2014, 09:17:09 pm »

In Schiffers's book on ACW revolvers, there are pics of soldiers and Officers wearing their flap holsters butt to the rear, despite regs to the opposite.

Seems a little combat experience was enough to convince them which way was best.
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2014, 12:02:49 am »

Sounds more like the negatives were reversed.

They weren't like the 'Mexican Loop' holster that could be worn on either side - they featured a 'dedicated' right-hand-only flap and loop.

Look more carefully at the photos.

Then, as now - the primary weapon of Cavalry (the guys that actually carried revolvers) was the carbine.

They weren't walking down the battlefield towards one another a'la 'Gunsmoke', or some other fantasy scenario seen in C&WAS.

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 06:43:37 pm »

No, the negative is not reversed. Schiffers is too good of a researcher to fall for that and you aren't giving me any credit either.

The photo show a group of Infantry Officers, three seated, one standing. Also standing is an Infantry Sergeant with his rifle at the order on his right side. So is his cap box.
Of the three holsters visible, two are being worn on the right side, angled to the front, butt to the rear. One of the seated Officers appears to be wearing the issue holster on the right, butt facing forward.

Two of the holsters, while both flap type, do not appear to be large enough for the 1860 Army, so I suspect that they were smaller, privately purchased arms.

Sounds more like the negatives were reversed.
They weren't like the 'Mexican Loop' holster that could be worn on either side - they featured a 'dedicated' right-hand-only flap and loop.
Look more carefully at the photos.Scouts Out!
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2014, 10:56:43 am »

Even if you reverse negatives it wont make a butt forward appear to be butt toward the rear.
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2014, 01:35:16 pm »

Even if you reverse negatives it wont make a butt forward appear to be butt toward the rear.

I had to laugh at this, Cliff.  The "negative reversed" claim was so obviously wrong regarding the butt forward/butt rearward issue that I ignored it as a ridiculous hip shot made without any real thought behind it.  Glad it was not just me...
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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2014, 02:33:49 pm »

Even if you reverse negatives it wont make a butt forward appear to be butt toward the rear.

What if they are from an alternate universe?
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2014, 03:57:52 pm »

What if they are from an alternate universe?

Ah, that would explain it...   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2014, 08:19:15 pm »

Cowboys & Aliens!!!!!!
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« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2014, 08:36:16 am »

What if they are from an alternate universe?

In that case they've got their butts where they don't belong.
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