This time a Scabbard for a Winchester M1895 Carbine. This well-made scabbard was laced along the long edge and across both sides of the top. A circle of 15 German Silver Spots decorate the exposed side (when affixed to a horse). That circle of Spots surround the initials "F. B. R." (Floyd B. Rigdon of Carlsbad, NM).
He died there in Aug 1990.
Floyd B. Rigdon was raised on a horse ranch near Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma 1902-20, and later worked as a linotype operator at a local printing office. This led to being a reporter for a Newkirk newspaper. By 1935, at the age of 33, he moved to Carlsbad, NM where he was publisher of a newspaper.
He died there on Aug 8, 1990 with a most interesting tombstone "Cowboys called him a newspaper man, Newspaper men called him a Cowboy".