JOSLYN CARBINE CARTRIDGE BOX

$1,850.00

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Item Code: 1000-580

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Civil War cavalry carbine cartridge box for the Joslyn .52 caliber rimfire carbine. Black leather with good finish to the surface overall and an inner flap clearly stamped by the maker, “E.A. Crossman and Co. / Newark / N-J.” The latch tab is in place, riveted and stitched, and is full length. The face of the box also has its implement pouch with cover and flap in place. On the reverse the vertical belt loops are present and solid, as is the horizontal cross strap, meant to retain a shoulder sling (seldom if ever used in the cavalry) that would buckle into the two buckles on the bottom of the box, which are also in place and solid. The interior of the box is fitted with a twenty-round wood block bored for .52 caliber rimfire cartridges that would be placed in the holes point down and protrude at the top just enough to be easily grasped by the trooper. The Spencer used the same caliber cartridge, but the capacity of the box would have to be divisible by seven, the number of rounds in the Spencer magazine and cartridge packs, so this is pretty clearly for the Joslyn.

The box is solid, with just minor scuffs and some crackling at points of flexing like the inner flap. A little verdigris from the copper latch tab rivet would clean off easily. Aside from the Crossman maker stamp the only marks are the usual stake holes created by the leather workers closing up tack holes made as they assembled the box.  [SR]

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