A French Military Horse Bit

This is an old military horse bit, very similar to French examples from World War II.
It is made of steel which has an aged dark patina.
Its mouthpiece has a low port
The cheeks are short, they have snaffle rings and integral curb rein rings, so the bit would function as a pelham.
There are no maker's marks or stamps

Dimensions : Mouthpiece 5" (13cm), Cheek length 5¼" (13.4cm)
Weight : 123g (4⅜oz)

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Price :£35.00 (+ 4.50 insured shipping within UK which should take 24-48 hours),
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