REGULATION 1861 CARTRIDGE BOX WITH PLATE AND TINS

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Item Code: 1110-60

This cartridge box is an example of the "Pattern 1861” infantry cartridge box. Outer flap exhibits moderate crazing; mostly on hinge area and lower corners. Oval “US” box plate is secured to the face of the box with leather thong. Brass has nice even patina and “Stephen” lightly scratched across the top. Closing tab is sewn to underside of outer flap and is broken at the hole. Leather is soft and pliable.

The inner flap is unmarked. This flap covers two cartridge tins that remain. This inner flap retains both “ears”; one remains tightly attached while the other is loose. The implement pouch is present and also in good condition. Stitching broken half way across implement pouch top flap. The stitching on the body of the box is tight and unbroken.  Belt straps are sewn and riveted.  Brass finial on the bottom.  Iron buckles were sewn only; both remain tightly attached.

Box measures approximately 7 ¼” x 1 ¾” x 6” (for the .58 cal. elongated ball). The two tin inserts held musket cartridges.  The brass cartridge box plate is in very good condition on a box that saw use.   [jet]

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