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    Very Scarce Variant All Brass Civil War Cartridge Box For The Wesson Carbine. Although in recent years many purveyors have begun to identify these scarce little boxes as being for the Henry rifle, there is absolutely no question they were, in fact, for use with the .44 caliber Wesson military carbine. About perfect condition with deep, dark untouched patina overall. No dents and interestingly the brass belt loops on the back are carefully and uniformly bent somewhat convex, obviously to hold the box in place on the belt. Iron spring for providing tension on the lid with just some minor light surface rust, works perfectly. Uniquely, in our experience, this example does not bear the marks of B. Knitted & Co. but only the patent dates of Jan. 27 and April 14, 1863 on the lid, representing, what we believe, to be a rather rare variant. Exceptional untouched example of this scarce and unique Civil War cartridge box.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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