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riflemans boots

Postby border reiver » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:46 pm

does any one have picture of rifleman's boots the ones that are not to dissimilar in shape to the short gaiters? with out laces?

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Re: riflemans boots

Postby John Waller » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:38 pm

In what way are a rifleman's boots any different to any other infantryman's boots?


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Postby border reiver » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:21 am

As I am lead to believe, they are pull on reasonable thin like a short hussars boot, but I think that they sweep up in the back simaular to the rifeman short gaiters? They may be sergeants boots? Does that make sence?



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Re: riflemans boots

Postby John Waller » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:05 pm

I think I understand what you are describing but I don't think such a thing existed. Sergeants had clothing made of better quality materials but I don't think it extended to them having bespoke pull on bootees. You might want to post your query on the 2nd 95th forum. That's where the experts are.


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Re: riflemans boots

Postby border reiver » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:35 pm

I do have an image it's from C E Franklins boo British napoleonic uniform
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Re: riflemans boots

Postby Mark Griffin » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:40 pm

As John says, go to the 2nd 95th, they will have better primary sources. Althoug the book you quote is good, there are a few issues there and its only artists impressions.

I use ordinary boots and shoes for my 95th impression, seem to work fine and nobody has pointed and sneered. So far!


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Re: riflemans boots

Postby whirlwind17 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:46 am

Never heard about it, and for sure it is no longer existed (riflemans boots), If there's is we can see it in a museum or in a google search engine perhaps.



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