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    Complete Union Sword Belt Rig. A wonderful intact piece of Federal equipment anchored by a Model 1851 brass sword belt plate with keeper and adjuster. Attached to the belt are two leather sword hangers, 19.5" and 11" respectively, each having two large brass rivets and secured to the belt by brass rings. A fine holster and cap box complete the rig. The flap of the cap box carries two oval stamps: "E. A. Crossman & Co. Newark N.J." and "J. C. Miller U. S. Ord Dept Sub Inspector". Given the riveting present, there is no doubt that all elements of this rig are original to one another and have been together since the Civil War. The leather is crazed and somewhat worn along its extremities, however remains supple. All brass fixtures enjoy mellow old toning. Remnants of silver paint are to be seen in the recesses of the wreath on the belt plate. Overall fine condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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