Horse Bridle Bit Iron Solid Snaffle Heavy Duty
This is a nice hand forged, 1870's-1890's era horse or oxen bridle bit with a large mouth piece, and two 3.25" diameter outer rings. The mouth piece is about 3/4" diameter stock on this one, and it appears that it was made for larger end rings than what it has now, and apparently, it was used with these 1/4" diameter stock rings, as they show signs of stress, some minor bending, but still useable, but 3/8" rings would be better. This is a all hand forged bit, and is very clean, and could actually be used. There is some evidence of minor past rust pitting, but is not rusty now. As you can see in the pictures, the mouth piece is part round, and part more of a square shape, we don't know why. An antique worthy of being displayed! We have several bridal bits from the 19th century for sale. A most interesting collection!