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Original U.S. Civil War Model 1861 ”Universal” Carbine Cartridge Box, Complete with Wooden Block Insert

Regular price $450.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. Original Federal Issue Carbine Cartridge Box in excellent complete condition. This box is a nice example of the “universal” style of carbine box that became standard, with a removable wood block that could be changed to fit a variety of different cartridges. The box has the typical mid-war style of attaching the latch tab by the means of a rivet and semi-circle of stitching, but still conforms to older specifications in having a horizontal belt loop and bottom buckles for use on a shoulder sling that was rarely employed. Unfortunately the tab is torn by the hole for securing the tab, the right side flap is detached as is one of the buckles on the bottom. Both components that are detached are still present with the cartridge box if you would wish to repair them.

This is a nice example of a Civil War “Universal” Carbine Cartridge Box that has great color and finish. Most belt loops, buckles and tabs are in place or present, as is interior wood block bored out for twenty carbine cartridges. (Spencer rounds fit perfectly.) The cover shows some minor crazing from flexing and the reverse shows some handling marks. The tabs and inner flap show a deep luster. No maker marks are visible. Measures approximately 8" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Overall, an excellent example of a Federal Issue Carbine Cartridge Box, perfect for the Civil War Collector!

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