EARLY AMERICAN CARTRIDGE BOX WITH BELT, BUCKLE, BAYONET AND SCABBARD

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Item Code: 401-45

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This is a very nice early, American-made, set of infantry or militia accoutrements. Set consists of a cartridge box on a waist belt with a sheet brass buckle and a bayonet with scabbard and belt frog all constructed of thin, tarred leather.

Belt is very this, tarred leather that measures 2” wide and is approximately 33” long. A clipped-corner, sheet brass buckle is attached to one end of the belt by way of a small iron buckle. The opposite end shows a line of broken stitching where the keeper for the buckle was once attached. Three cuts in the leather show where this may have been used without the keeper.

The cartridge box (appearing similar to a light infantry “belly box”) with a curved shape is on the belt. The box is now “affixed” to the belt due to the two tarred surfaces having “melted” together. The box is constructed of slightly heavier leather and features a large outer flap. A thin metal “hook” is used to keep the box closed. Twenty-three tin tubes are soldered together inside the box to hold the paper cartridges. There are two narrow belt loops on the back and two small iron buckles on the bottom. Cartridge box remains in very good condition.

Accompanying the waist belt and cartridge box is an original, angular socket bayonet and scabbard made for the US Flintlock Musket Model 1808 or possibly the Model 1812. The unmarked triangular socket bayonet is 18” long overall with a 2.75” long socket. Socket features a thin bridge and on locking ring. Blade bears a mottled dark gray finish with scattered areas of oxidation and peppery pitting overall. No edge nicks.

Leather bayonet scabbard has a flared brass throat and a typically American brass tip with finial. Small tacks are missing from scabbard tip. Robert Reilly notes this unusual brass throat in his “American Socket Bayonets and Scabbards” on page 144. Stitching along leather body is complete and unbroken. Leather belt frog is complete and in very good condition despite some split stitching.

A very interesting set of early infantry or militia gear.  [jet] [ph:L]

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