A Stainless Steel Military Elbow or Portsmouth Bit - Sold

This is a 20th Century military Portsmouth or Elbow horse bit
It is made of stainless steel.
This design was used by the military because it was a "universal" bit - they often had reversible mouthpieces and the choice of rein slots made it suitable for many different horses.
The mouthpiece has a low port.
Each cheek has two slots for the curb rein.
One cheek is stamped "R.H.A." (Royal Horse Artillery), "B" and "4".

Dimensions : Mouthpiece 5" (12.5cm), Cheek length 7" (17.8cm)
Weight : 480g (1lb ¾oz)

Vintage Royal Horse Artillery horse bit Vintage Royal Horse Artillery horse bit Vintage Royal Horse Artillery horse bit

Ref : bit722

email or phone 01373 831464 for more information



I can accept payment in cash, cheques or money orders in Pounds Sterling. I can accept cards using dollars or Sterling via Paypal - there is a button to allow this . Please email me regarding any other form of payment.


I will charge actual shipping costs (in this case first class with insurance), with no additional handling fees. I have quoted the cost for the UK - please email me for other destinations. I am happy to combine shipping costs if more than one item is bought.


I will refund payment (minus shipping costs) if you are not happy with an item for any reason & contact me (promptly please) & return it. If I've described it inaccurately, I'll refund the shipping cost as well. If there has been damage in transit, please keep the item and the packaging until we have sorted out the insurance.

My contact details