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    Civil War Cartridge Box and Sling. Measuring approximately 6.75" x 6" x 1". The outer flap has a single-stitched latch tab and the inner flap has ears on each end which are also single stitched. The inner flap is stamped "J. B. THAXTER / PORTLAND, ME". Mounted to the outer flap is an original nicely patinated Pattern 1839 brass cartridge box plate with a double rim that borders the "US" on the face of the plate. The implement pouch is likewise single stitched and is complete with flap, closure strap and loop. The bottom of the box is complete with brass finial and two roller buckles for attaching the sling. One tin is present. The sling measures just over 2" wide and is complete with a circular brass breastplate with a lovely patina. The leather is crazed and there is honest wear from use, especially at the stress points, otherwise it is an honest and complete example in very good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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