MINT CAP BOX BY METZGER

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Item Code: 490-2566

This is a mint condition regulation cap box made and crisply marked on the inner flap by Metzger of Philadelphia, with an equally sharp Hartzler US Ordnance sub-inspector stamp. Both belt loops are present and secure, attached by stitching and rivets. The flap is the one-piece style with integral pointed tab. The fastening hole is sharp and not torn or stretched out. The brass finial is place. The side ears are present on the inner flap. The box still retains it fleece inside, a narrow strip sewn to the inner rear of the box to keep the percussion caps from jostling out if the box was not fastened, and the priming wire is still in place as well, used by the soldier to clean the vent of his rifle if blocked by debris.

The surface and color of the leather are excellent. This would be tough to improve upon for condition and markings. Emanuel Metzger had many US contracts for leather gear and equipment from 1862 to 1865.  [SR] [ph:L]

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