This Cavalry Shell Jacket is in excellent condition. It shows strong color, minimal insect damage and a near perfect lining. The piping on this jacket is orange in color. I cannot guarantee it, but it appears as though this may be a Dragoon Jacket. I turned back the piping slightly in several areas and it is orange on both sides and the coloring appears to be of an original orange color, not affected by age. Regardless, I bought it as Cavalry and it is priced as such. I will defer a guaranteed identity of the jacket to the buyer who can ask a so-called "expert" of his choice. I've seen more arguments about cloth in this field than I care to elaborate on. I have therefore come to a conclusion that many agree with. There are plenty of collectors, curators and historians that have garnered vast knowledge over their many years of experience. They have expertise in their field and can be highly respected for that education. But when it comes to some artifacts, "all the experts are dead".