Rio Rondo Enterprises Classic Scale
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 (left and right sides), 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!

Our Classic sized bits are for "Large Classic" scale models (although they may fit somewhat smaller molds).
All bit shanks are sold as a set of Left And Right.
Cast Pewter Bits Etched Metal Bits

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.

Classic-Scale Cast Pewter Bit Shanks
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W420
Western Bit
Cast Pewter
Classic Scale
$7.25
W421
Western Bit
Cast Pewter
Classic Scale
$7.25
W422
Western Bit
Cast Pewter
Classic Scale
$7.25
W427
Western Bit
Cast Pewter
Classic Scale
$7.25
E623
Snaffle Bit
Cast Pewter
Classic Scale
$6.00
E628
Dressage Bit
Cast Pewter
Classic Scale
$7.25

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 Metal Bits
Etched bits are Nickel Plated brass, and are flat on the back side. Western bits can have decorative conchos or crystals glued upon them to create custom looks.
Classic Etched Western Bits
Items marked with a * are Limited Availability items which may not be in stock at all times.
Classic Scale Etched Western Bit W423
"Salinas"–Silver Color
Classic Scale–.64"/16mm
$1.75
Classic Scale Etched Western Bit W424
"Seven"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.59"/15mm
$1.75
Classic Scale Etched Western Bit W428
"Concho"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.63"/16mm
$1.75
Classic Scale Etched Western Bit W429
"Wichita"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.62"/16mm
$1.75
Classic Etched English Bits
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E621s
"Weymouth Combo"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.51"/13mm
$1.75
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E621g*
"Weymouth Combo"– Gold Color
Classic Scale–.51"/13mm
$2.00
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E622s
"Pelham"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.51"/13mm
$1.75
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E622g*
"Pelham"– Gold Color
Classic Scale–.51"/13mm
$2.00
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E626s
"Kimberwicke"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.34"/9mm
$1.50
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E626g*
"Kimberwicke"– Gold Color
Classic Scale–.34"/9mm
$1.75
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E627s
"In-Hand Stud Bit"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.30"/8mm
$1.50
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E627g*
"In-Hand Stud Bit"– Gold Color
Classic Scale–.30"/8mm
$1.75
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E629s
"Baucher"– Silver Color
Classic Scale–.33"/9mm
$1.50
Classic Scale Etched English Bit E629g*
"Baucher"– Gold Color
Classic Scale–.33"/9mm
$1.75
Classic Etched Specialty Bits
Classic Scale Etched Paso Bit E636s
"Paso"– Silver Color –
Old-Production Closeout Item
25¢
Classic Scale Etched Paso Bit E636g
"Paso"– Gold Color –
Old-Production Closeout Item
25¢
Classic Etched Driving Bit Sets
1 each of : Buxton, Liverpool, Fancy Liverpool, Butterfly, Short Butterfly & Baucher
E655s Classic Driving Bit Collection E655s
"Classic Driving Bit Collection"
Set of 6 bits
Silver Color
Classic Scale
$7.00
E655s Classic Driving Bit Collection E655g*
"Classic Driving Bit Collection"
Set of 6 bits
Gold Color
Classic Scale
$7.75
Items marked with a * are Limited Availability items which may not be in stock at all times.

Need Chain or S-hooks for your Classic Bits?


Tacky Wax

Temporarily and easily keep bit shanks in place on your model 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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