Rare Cartridge Box for the M1842 USN Boxlock Pistol
Rare Cartridge Box for the M1842 USN Boxlock Pistol – This rarely encountered cartridge box is seemingly identical to the Civil War period USN fuse or friction primer pouch, although this box has a flapped implement pouch beneath the main closure flap, indicative of use with a specific weapon. The box has a single belt loop that is sewn to the body of the box; the latch tab, which closes over a brass finial, is sewn to the outer flap in a distinctive triangular pattern. The interior of the box has its original soldered sheet iron or tin cartridge container. The box is in overall very good condition, with some wear and “alligatoring” to the surface finish; the box leather is strong and pliable.
Measurements: Width - 5 1/8”; Height – 3 ½”.