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    Rare Civil War Volunteer Militia of Maine Russet Brown Pattern of 1839 .69 Caliber Cartridge Box and Shoulder Belt.
    No visible maker's or inspector's markings. All buckles, straps, and flaps present. Both tins present. Mostly round brass finial. 3 1/2-inches x 2 1/4-inch brass, oval "VMM" box plate affixed to the front flap via a leather thong through two iron loops on the reverse of the plate. The plate appears to conform with the example in Michael O'Donnell and J. Duncan Campbell's book American Military Belt Plates, plate 558. The box is complete with a 1 3/4-inch wide matching brown shoulder belt and 2 1/2-inch in diameter brass eagle belt plate.

    Condition: Very good. Both box and belt show honest use with significant crazing to the surface of the leather at the high wear and stress points.


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    June, 2017
    11th Sunday
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