An old steel bit with quite a lot of surface oxidation.
It is a loose ring snaffle with a slightly mullen mouthpiece.
In the centre of the mouthpiece there is an oval shaped flat piece of steel, it may have once rotated around the mouthpiece, but it is now fused in place.
This plate would have stopped a horse from putting its tongue over the bit.
Dimensions of bit : Mouthpiece 12.5cm (5"), tongue plate 9.5cm (3¼") long, rings 8.5cm (3¾")
Weight : 330g (11⅝ oz)
Ref : bit395
Price :£22.00 (+ £4.50 insured shipping within UK which should take 24-48 hours),
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