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Nece of Philadelphia Marked Civil War .58 Caliber Cartridge Box & Sling
Item #: A995
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This is a very nice authentic Civil War leather cartridge box and sling for the .58 caliber Springfield pattern rifle or a rifle by any of the other contract makers of .58 caliber military rifles. This is the model 1864 pattern that has the embossed U.S. proudly displayed on the outer flap. The box displays well and has the closure tab and brass finial at the bottom. There are 2 places that it has the soldier's name scratched into the leather. It reads "A.B.Cook". When we looked the name up we found that 19 soldiers with those initials are listed so we will never know exactly who carried it but we are close. Both of the original two roller buckles is present on the bottom of the box. On the back of the box it has the belt and shoulder strap loops still intact. These were designed so the box could have been worn on the soldier’s belt or on the sling, whichever the soldier preferred. When you open up the outer flap you are greeted by the inner flap as well as the implement pocket with flap and closure strap. In the center of the inner flap it has the maker’s mark still visible of the Nece Company that was located in Philadelphia. It also has the stamp that shows where the cartridge box was approved for military service by the inspector for the government in the Ordnance Department. On the innermost compartment it has both of the original tins that held the cartridges in place. What makes this one special is that it still has the original leather shoulder strap intact. Most of the time these are missing but this one is full-length and displays well. This is a nice original Civil War cartridge box for the .58 caliber Springfield or contract pattern rifles.


Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
$695.00 USD

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