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    Near Mint, Probably Unissued US M1864 Cartridge Box and Sling. Leather still 'squeaks' when opened. Box overall about mint with original tins and marked at lower left on front flap in oval cartouche, "E.A. Crossman & Co. / Newark / N. J.". Sling very fine with some surface crazing but absolutely no flaking, sound and supple. Interestingly the sling bears one carefully cut small V notch cut out of the outer edge. Not cut for plate. It is possible the sling is a marriage to the box but absolutely correct and a really exceptional set.

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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