Rio Rondo Enterprises Western Bits

Add a realistic touch to your model horse bridles with Rio Rondo's miniature Western bit shanks. Bit shanks are sold by the set, and will add the perfect touch to any miniature bridle.

The bits we offer are actually shanks (no mouthpieces). Use Tacky Wax to keep the bit shanks in place temporarily... there's no need to saw the mouth open on a perfectly good model!

Bits are available in both Traditional and Classic scales.


RILEYREINER
New W503 "Riley" 3-piece bit, featured on a Sarah Rose "Reiner" model. 1/9th Scale.
April, 2016 — We are currently in the process of changing over from old production etched items into new. Until everything is sorted out and updated, you will find that some items remain only available in the old production version. New production items are made of a bit thicker material, and are of a more consistent quality overall.

Some new items will only be available in Limited Quantities (marked with a *) until we can get up to speed. Meanwhile, as we retire the older stock, it will be available at closeout prices. While some people may prefer new production stock, we'd like to point out that the old stock just may work for kids, 4-Hers and anyone else looking for some supplies at bargain prices.

CAST PEWTER BITS
Cast bits are made from pewter, and feature lots of fine detail and dimensional relief. Check out our Finishing Brochure-BR2 for detailed information on easily polishing and finishing castings.

Pewter bits tend to be a bit larger and more ostentatious than the etched bits, and do require some finishing. Some people prefer them because the metal is softer and somewhat less prone to accidentally scratching a model.

Some advantages of the pewter bits is that they can be bent and altered, shaped, sanded, polished to a high shine, and you can even carve added details in them with a sharp tool (such as a carbide scraper or a dremel bur.)

ETCHED BITS
Etched bits are Nickel Plated brass, and are flat on the back side. They do come with a lacquer coating that can be removed (and should be if you intend to solder any additional decoration or features to them.) They are the ultimate in BLING with finely detailed decorations on the fancier versions.

All bit shanks are sold as a set of Left And Right.


Traditional Scale Etched Bit Shanks
* - Denotes Limited Availability and items may not be in stock at all times
W501 W501* – "Hawkeye"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .82"/21mm
$2.50 ea.
W506 W506* – "Barton"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .75"/19mm
$2.50 ea.
W502 W502* – "Clark"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .82"/21mm
$2.50 ea.
W547 W547* – "Brocade"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .79"/20mm
$2.50 ea.
W504 W504* – "Gove"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .71"/18mm
$2.50 ea.
W554 W554* – "Kansas Star"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .81"/20mm
$2.50 ea.

Plain/Working Style Bits
zW413 zW413 – "Salinas"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .77"/19mm
$1.00 ea.
Old-Production Closeout
W417 W417* – "Wichita"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .75"/19mm
$2.00 ea.
W414 W414* – "Seven"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .70"/18mm
$2.00 ea.
W418 W418* – "Concho"
Etched Western Bit
– Length: .75"/19mm
$2.00 ea.



3-Piece Bit Sets
W503 W503a* – "Riley"
Etched Western Bit - Assembled
– Length: .81"/19mm
$4.25 ea.
The unassembled version will be available later this summer


Classic Scale
Etched Western Bits

NUMBERTYPEPRICE
Classic Etched Bits - Old Production Items
zW423Western Bit/Etched--Salinas1.00
W424Western Bit/Etched--Sevensold out
W425Western Bit/Etched--Dee Trainingsold out
zW426Western Bit/Etched--Tom Thumb1.00

New-Production Classic Bits coming later in 2016


Traditional Scale Cast Pewter Bit Shanks
W401 W401 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .90"/23mm
$9.75 ea.
W409 W409 – Western Snaffle/Cast Pewter
– Length: .40"/10mm
$7.25 ea.
W402 W402 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .94"/24mm
$9.75 ea.
W410 W410 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .92"/23mm
$9.75 ea.
W403 W403 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .90"/23mm
$9.75 ea.
W411 W411 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .84"/21mm
$5.00 ea.
"Bend To Fit" bit that you can shape.
W404 W404 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: 1.0"/25mm
$9.75 ea.
W412 W412 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .85"/21mm
$9.75 ea.
W405 W405 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .95"/24mm
$9.75 ea.
W431 W431 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .87"/22mm
$9.75 ea.
W406 W406 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .90"/23mm
$9.75 ea.
W432 W432 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .88"/22mm
$9.75 ea.
W407 W407 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .87"/22mm
$9.75 ea.
W433 W433 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .75"/19mm
$9.75 ea.
W408 W408 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .95"/24mm
$9.75 ea.
W434 W434 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .87"/22mm
$9.75 ea.
WC400 WC400 – Connector Bar/Cast Pewter
– Width: .70"/18mm
$2.25 ea.
Classic Scale Cast Pewter Bit Shanks
W420 W420 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .60"/15mm
$7.25 ea.
W422 W422 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .54"/14mm
$7.25 ea.
W421 W421 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .60"/15mm
$7.25 ea.
W427 W427 – Western Bit/Cast Pewter
– Length: .58"/15mm
$7.25 ea.





Tacky Wax
All bits are sold as shanks only (no mouthpieces). Once they are attached to a bridle, you can keep them temporarily in place easily with Tacky Wax. (Also known as "Sticky Wax and "Mini-Hold Wax"). No need to saw mouths open or glue anything to a model permanently. Tacky Wax is a must-have item for every model horse hobbyist!
HD10--Tacky Wax--$3.50 each.

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