Rio Rondo Enterprises Trad. Scale
Costume &
Specialty Bits

Make your model horse costume projects more realistic than ever with these specialty bit shanks. Bits are sold by the set or pair, and will add the perfect touch to any miniature harness.

The bits we offer are actually shanks only with 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!

Costume & Specialty Bits are available in Traditional scale.
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 feature fine detail and dimensional relief. Check out our Finishing Brochure-BR2 for detailed information on easily polishing and finishing castings.

Cast Pewter bits are more dimensional and rounded than Etched Metal bits, and do require some finishing. Some people prefer them because the metal is softer and somewhat less prone to accidentally scratching a model. They can also be reshaped and refined to suit.

Traditional Cast Pewter Costume & Specialty Bits
Walking Horse Bit E615
Walking Horse Bit
Cast Pewter
Trad. Scale
$9.25
Paso Bit E616
Paso Bit
Cast Pewter/assembled w/chain connector
Trad. Scale
$12.50


Etched Metal Bits
Etched bits are Nickel Plated or Gold Plated brass, and are flat with no decoration. These inexpensive bits are well-suited for working tack items.
Traditional Etched Metal Costume & Specialty Bits
Items marked with a * are Limited Availability items which may not be in stock at all times.
Trad. In-Hand Stud Bit E617s
In-Hand Stud Bit
Silver color
Trad. Scale–.35"/8mm
$1.75
Trad. In-Hand Stud Bit E617g*
In-Hand Stud Bit
Gold color
Trad. Scale–.35"/8mm
$2.00
Baroque Bit G701s
Iberian "Baroque" Bit
Silver color
Trad. Scale–.86"/22mm
$2.50
Baroque Bit G701g*
Iberian "Baroque" Bit
Gold color
Trad. Scale–.86"/22mm
Coming Soon!
Alta Escuela Bit G702s
Iberian "Alta Escuela" Bit
Silver color (some assembly required)
Trad. Scale–.81"/21mm
$2.50
Alta Escuela Bit G702g*
Iberian "Alta Escuela" Bit
Gold color (some assembly required)
Trad. Scale–.81"/21mm
$2.75
Spanish Bit G703s
"Spanish" Bit
Silver color (some assembly required)
Trad. Scale–.78"/20mm
$2.50
Spanish Bit G703g*
"Spanish" Bit
Gold color (some assembly required)
Trad. Scale–.78"/20mm
$2.75
Portuguese Bit G704s
"Portuguese" Bit
Silver color
Trad. Scale–.74"/19mm
$2.25
Portuguese Bit G704g*
"Portuguese" Bit
Gold color
Trad. Scale–.74"/19mm
$2.50
Mamluk Bit G705s
Arabian "Mamluk" Bit
Silver color
Trad. Scale–.80"/20mm
$2.25
Mamluk Bit G705g*
Arabian "Mamluk" Bit
Gold color
Trad. Scale–.80"/20mm
$2.50
US Cavalry Bit M1859 G721*
US Cavalry Bit M1859
Silver color (some assembly required)
Trad. Scale–.82"/21mm– includes bosses
$2.75
Shoemaker Bit M1874 G722*
Shoemaker Bit M1874
Silver color (some assembly required)
Trad. Scale–.93"/24mm– includes bosses
$2.75
Baroque Hackamore G762s
"Baroque" Hackamore
Silver color
Trad. Scale–.76"/19mm
$2.25
Baroque Hackamore G762g*
"Baroque" Hackamore
Gold color
Trad. Scale–.76"/19mm
Coming Soon!
English Hackamore G761s
English Hackamore
Silver color
Trad. Scale–.81"/20mm
$2.00
Items marked with a * are Limited Availability items which may not be in stock at all times.

Need Chain or Bit Connectors for your Specialty Bits?


Tacky Wax

Use this soft, tacky wax (also known as "Sticky Wax" or "Mini-Hold Wax") to hold bits in place on the model's mouth, help position reins, props, dolls, accessories and more. One pot will last a lifetime...it's a well known fact you're more likely to lose the pot than use it all up!

#HD10 – Tacky Wax — $3.50 each.
TACKYWAX