Original Civil War 1864 PATTERN .58 CALIBER INFANTRY LEATHER CARTRIDGE BOX Certified
Original Civil War 1864 PATTERN .58 CALIBER INFANTRY LEATHER CARTRIDGE BOX Certified. A maker-marked, Civil War Federal accoutrement is an original, late-war pattern leather cartridge box in good condition. Often referred to as a pattern of July 1864, Type 2, this cartridge box features the letters “US” within a border. All stitching is strong and box retains its end pieces or “ears” sewn to the inner flap as with Type 2 boxes. Exterior of this original cartridge box features a strong surface of black bridle leather in good condition. Entire surface leather is strong and smooth save for a very small area of minor flaking on the reverse at the sling loops. Very slight creasing is visible on the outer flap at the hinge area. All else fine. Back area has a maker’s stamp / NEWARK / N.J.” stampings are deep and but difficult to photograph . The leather latch tab is torn and is secured with a straight line of stitching and a single rivet. it has a brass pear-shaped finial or knob at the bottom of the cartridge box. Both original black-japanned roller buckles with clasps are tightly sewn and riveted to the box bottom and are in good condition. Backside of box has the two leather vertical belt loops that are stitched and riveted, along with the sling loops, all in good condition. Interior of box is excellent with strong inner flap, complete but stiff tool pouch and tab. Pouch shows no cracking and no flaking. No metal tins This fairly well preserved, maker-marked, Federal leather cartridge box of the late-war pattern is an excellent Civil War artifact at a reasonable price. This box is 100% guaranteed to be authentic, and unaltered . A fantastic display piece. Complete museum documentation (COA) provided.