US PATTERN 1861 MAKER MARKED INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BOX

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Item Code: 286-322

Original leather cartridge box for infantryman.  Outer flap is supple with light wear. A cartridge box plate was once attached but has been removed. Closing tab shows heavy wear but is complete and unbroken and remains tightly stitched. Inner flap is in good condition, supple, retains both “ears”, and is lightly stamped with Gaylord maker’s stamp.  Implement pouch is in very good condition.  There is a single tin remaining in the box. The two buckles on the bottom are present, and brass finial is solidly in place.  Belt and shoulder strap loops on back remain in place and tightly stitched. All leather surfaces appear to have been dyed black, but it was well done and look natural. A good Civil War cartridge box.   [jet]

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