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(Left) Parliamentarian officer of horse at Basing House: one of Cromwell's "plain russet-coated captains who knew what he fought for and loved what he knew". He wears the Earl of Essex's tawny sash, tied realistically high, over his sword baldric; and note the outer boot-hose. He carries a reproduction mid-17th century flintlock pistol; these have to be made up around reproduction locks since no complete authentic replicas are currently available, and cost £250-300. He also carries a saddle cover of authentic design (which, like the buff coat, this re-enactor made for himself).

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