Early Civil War Issue M1851 Black Buff Leather NCO Belt
Early Civil War Issue M1851 Black Buff Leather NCO Belt – This belt is in near mint condition and would serve as a superior “recipient” of an excellent example of a M1851 enlisted belt plate. We often see the black buff belts for the M1839 US belt plate, but this is the first, “on the loose”, NCO black buff belt we have had. As with early war issues of this belt, the keeper, bench marked “260”, is sewn to the belt, not riveted; the size adjustment hook is the flat brass type, pinned to the belt proper. The condition of this belt really cannot be improved upon.