Original U.S. Civil War Model 1861 .69 Caliber Elongated Ball Cartridge Box with Original Tins, Shoulder Belt, and Plates
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an attractive example of a Federal Issue M-1861 .69 Caliber Elongated Ball Cartridge Box. This was the Cartridge Box issued to troops armed with Rifled .69 Caliber Rifles, such as the Rifled Model 1842 Springfield, etc. This is an excellent example of a complete Cartridge Box, complete with an intact closure tab, both Shoulder Sling Buckles, and matching original tins, Shoulder Belt (Strap), and both box plate and Shoulder Belt Buckle.
This is a scarce cartridge box, in fact one of the harder Federal Issue Boxes to locate. The Outer flap has light surface wear with a latch tab that is attached by a row of stitching. Surprisingly, the original closure tab is completely intact and unbroken, which is a rarity nowadays with these artifacts. Both Cartridge box strap buckles are intact and sewn securely in place. The interior flap is intact with side ears of the flap both intact. Tool pouch is intact with flap and closure tab. Leather shows signs of obvious age, flaking, and so on.
The original matching tins are present, The box plate is securely in place by the means of the original leather thong. The shoulder belt shows signs of an old repair, with the original breastplate being affixed with old wire.
This is an excellent example of a classic piece of Civil War equipage. Perfect for a collector looking to simply have a representative example, or an advanced collector!
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