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    Rare U.S. M1876 Cartridge Belt with the Trial Modifications of 1879. Standard 1876 "wide" belt variation but with the addition, by stitching and riveting, of three brass "O" rings. These modified belts were used in the Infantry Field Trials of 1879. Near perfect condition with just some crazing and, a few spots of minor flaking on the leather belt tab. Marked Watervliet/ Arsenal and A. R. Smith. Unit markings in blue paint on the inside of the web belt. Heavy, brass, single tine buckle, perfect. Choice example of a very rare U.S. issue cartridge belt.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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