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Model 1857 Pattern 1861 U.S. Civil War Cartridge Box and Sling

Model 1857 Pattern 1861 U.S. Civil War Cartridge Box and Sling – This cartridge box is an excellent example of an 1862 – ’63 issue box; its latch tab and sling buckles are sewn, while the belt loops were riveted to the body of the box, indicative of an 1862 to 1863 issue. This box is complete, with its original shoulder sling, in superior condition; both the Eagle breastplate and U.S. box plate remain, as well, still attached via their original, issue leather thongs. Both belt loops are strong, and both side ears remain, as well. The inner, implement pouch is in strong condition, and both original cartridge tins are present; the japanned sling buckles are present, as well, and remain firmly in place and well-attached. This cartridge box and sling is complete and is an excellent example of an onset of war cartridge box. SOLD

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