In Frederic Remington’s Aiding a Comrade, what is the name of the holder that carries two of the men’s rifles on the front of their saddles?

Frederic Remington
Frederic Remington’s “Aiding a Comrade”

Dan C. Johnson
West Jefferson, North Carolina

They are called carbine sockets. They came out during the Civil War and were used well into the 1880s. Almost any cavalry carbine fit into the socket. It had a belt loop and was adjustable.

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