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MWCB01. RARE MEXICAN WAR DRAGOON MODEL 1839 PISTOL CARTRIDGE: This is a rare Mexican War Dragoon Model 1839 Pistol Cartridge Complete with the original tin liner. This Model 1839 Pistol Cartridge Box, was issued with the M1842 Aston and Johnson Pistols, and was undoubtedly used with the M1836 conversion pistols as well. It features a single tin insert with two lower compartments for full packets of ammunition and 5 smaller compartments in the upper section of the tin. The five upper sections each hold four individual .54 caliber rounds. As described in the 1841 Ordnance Manual, the body of the box measures 6.2” long, 1.3” wide, and 3.5” high, is single flapped and has no implement pouch on the front of the body. This box is either a prototype or one modified by the soldier because it has been fitted with a shoulder strap which crosses at the box and is attached with buckles. The box looks great until you open it and see there is an area of missing leather. However, you will find the original tin in mint condition. Finding these with the proper tin liner is incredibly rare and most surviving specimens have no liner, or a later liner. This is the accoutrement used by mounted troops on the western frontier, the Indian fighters in Texas, California, and the Mexican War troopers. It is extremely scarce and the last know example sold for $675.00. Since it is either modified or a prototype and missing some leather, I have listed it at a reduced price. The tin insert is worth it alone. 

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CN04.  UCV (UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS) CANTEEN - ARIZONA MADE: I do not normally purchase UCV or GAR items, but this was very unique and tied to the state of Arizona, and being that my site is located in Arizona it just make sense to bring this back to the state where it was made.  Hopefully, there is a collector here in Arizona that would like it.  It is a United Confederate Veteran (UCV) canteen made for a Confederate reunion.  It is a miniture copy of a Confederate tin canteen, measure 4" x 4" with a tin screw top, and a linen sling.  Large enought for whiskey or tequila.  On the front you can see the faint outline of the letters "UCV" and on the back you can see the makers information: "O K" "Angel Contreras" "Wickenburg." The 1880 US Federal Census records show A. Contreras listed as a Tinsmith, and Wickenburg is a town in Arizona just west of Phoenix.  He most likely made this canteen for one of the few Confederate reunions held in Arizona.  Arizona play a small part in the Civil War, but after the war many veterans ended up in the state because of the gold, silver & copper mines.  The canteen is in outstanding condition!  Here is a unique piece of American history tied to both the Civil War and the state of Arizona.  $395.00

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SNYBELT01. SNY-State of New York Belt Plate & Leather Belt: This is a SNY-State of New York Puppy Paw belt plate on its original black leather belt. It is obvious it saw action during the Civil War. The plate has great original patina and show digs, and some loss of lead, but it in overall nice condition with original fittings on the back. The belt is soft and also shows wear, but retains the original brass keeper.  SNY belt plates are very desirable and are difficult to find on their original belt. $850.00

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SNYBOX01.  M1858 SNY-STATE OF NEW YORK CARTRIDGE BOX: This a Model 1858 SNY-State of New York Cartridge box in original condition. As with the SNY belt for sale, this also saw action during the Civil War, but is still very strong and looks great. The brass SNY play is in outstanding condition. The outer flap latch tab is torn off. The inner pocket is compete, and maker marked. Both tins are present and lightly rusted, but are removable. The belt and strap loops on the back are in good condition and strong, but one strap buckle on the bottom is missing. The stitching on the right side is open on the back side, but the left side is completely intact.  It is rare to find a SNY box in any condition. This one does have some minor issues, but it is still rare and has a great look. $1000.00

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CPB01. CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CAP BOX. This is an authentic Civil War leather percussion cap box, which would have been used by a soldier to carry brass percussion caps for his musket, pistol or carbine. The original belt loops are both still present on of the back of the box with one being weak at the bottom. The outer flap is nice and still has the closure tab and brass finial at the bottom. The inner flap is present with both of the "ears" on the sides. The stamping on the inner flap is what makes this box stand out. It is stamped several times by the maker "W. S. Hansell & Sons PHILA” This adds great value to an already fine piece! On the inside compartment is the remains of original lamb’s wool, which was used to keep percussion caps from falling out, and the original pick tool. This is a very nice original Civil War dated percussion cap box. $225.00

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CPB02. CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CAP BOX. This is an authentic Civil War leather percussion cap box, which would have been used by a soldier to carry brass percussion caps for his musket, pistol or carbine. The original belt loops are both still present. The outer flap is nice and still has the closure tab and brass finial at the bottom. The inner flap is complete with both of the "ears" on the sides. The stamping on the inner flap is maker marked "D. J. LAKE Maker Manufacturer" This adds great value to an already fine piece! On the inside compartment is the remains of original lamb’s wool, which was used to keep percussion caps from falling out, and the original pick tool. This is a very nice original Civil War percussion cap box. $195.00

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CPB04. CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CAP BOX. This is an authentic Civil War leather percussion cap box, which would have been used by a soldier to carry brass percussion caps for his musket, pistol or carbine. The original belt loops are both still present. The outer flap is nice and still has the closure tab and brass finial at the bottom. The inner flap is complete with both of the "ears" on the sides. The stamping on the inner flap is maker marked "E. GAYLORD Chicopee, Mass" This adds great value to an already fine piece! On the inside compartment is the remains of original lamb’s wool, which was used to keep percussion caps from falling out, but no pick tool. This is a very nice original Civil War percussion cap box. $185.00

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CPB05. CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CAP BOX. This is an authentic Civil War leather percussion cap box, which would have been used by a soldier to carry brass percussion caps for his musket, pistol or carbine. The original belt loops are both still present. The outer flap is nice, but the closure tab has been repaired. Also, there is a brass Cavalry “C” attached to the flap. I have seen this with other cap boxes carried by cavalry soldiers. The brass finial at the bottom is nice. The inner flap is complete with both of the "ears" on the sides. There is a maker stamp, but it is hard to read. The inside compartment has some original lamb’s wool, which was used to keep percussion caps from falling out, and the pick tool. $115.00

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USCB01. M1858 UNION ARMY CARTRIDGE BOX: This is a classic example of the pattern infantry cartridge box designed for carry by early to mid-war soldiers. These were intended to be carried either on a waist belt or shoulder sling, with the loops secured with rivets and stitching, and the buckles in place at the bottom of the box for the shoulder sling. This example is 100% complete to include both tins and is in amazing condition. The latch tab is intact and secured by a single straight line stitching; a distinguishing characteristic for this pattern.  The oval brass US cartridge box plate is tight, the two tin magazines are in mint condition, and each side on the box is maker marked "C. S. Storms Maker N.Y." The inner flap and pouch is in near-mint condition. This is a better than average example, which shows some wear, but is in fine+ condition. $950.00

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USCB02. CIVIL WAR CAVALRY ISSUE REVOLVER CARTRIDGE BOX: This is a very nice example of a Civil War Cavalry issued revolver (pistol) box in overall outstanding condition. It shows some minor wear, but no breaks or loss of stitching, and retains a complete retention strap and both belt loops. The friction leather is strong, and was designed to keep the cartridge packs in place. These were regulation issue for cavalrymen and were configured based on the design and caliber of the cartridge packs for .36 and .44 caliber revolvers. This box is maker marked on the inside “Made By J. T. Pittman” $275.00

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USCB03. CIVIL WAR CAVALRY ISSUE REVOLVER CARTRIDGE BOX: This is a very nice example of a Civil War Cavalry issued revolver (pistol) box in overall fine-plus condition. It shows some minor wear, but no breaks or loss of stitching, and retains a complete retention strap and both belt loops. The friction leather is strong, and was designed to keep the cartridge packs in place. These were regulation issue for cavalrymen and were configured based on the design and caliber of the cartridge packs for .36 and .44 caliber revolvers. This box is maker marked on the outside flap by a retailer in New York. This box is maker marked on the outside flap by the retailer J. E. Condict, New York. $275.00

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USCB04. CIVIL WAR CAVALRY ISSUE REVOLVER CARTRIDGE BOXE. GAYLORD: This is a very nice example of a Civil War Cavalry issued revolver (pistol) box in overall fine-plus condition. It shows some minor wear, but no breaks or loss of stitching, and retains a complete retention strap and both belt loops. The friction leather is strong, and was designed to keep the cartridge packs in place. These were regulation issue for cavalrymen and were configured based on the design and caliber of the cartridge packs for .36 and .44 caliber revolvers. This box is maker marked on the back-side by the retailer E. GAYLORD Chicopee, Mass. $275.00

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USCB05. US PATTERN 1864 MUSKET CARTRIDGE BOX IDENTIFIED: This US pattern 1864 musket cartridge box is identified to Private Irvin C. Sounder “G” Co. PA 213th Infantry. Overall box is in very nice shape. Front has excellent embossed US, and small inside flap is marked H.G. Heidrich Phila., but is faint. Only one tin is present inside, and stenciled on this inside of the main flap is I. C. Sounder G Co. 213 P.V. Overall it is a nice box. Private Sounder enlisted as a private on 2/23/1862 and mustered out 11/18/1865 at Washington, DC.

This regiment was recruited in the city of Philadelphia, and inthe counties of Berks, Juniata, and Chester, by the assistance and -under thedirection of the Union League Association of that city, and was organized on the 2d of March, 1865. Two days after its organization, it was transferred to Annapolis, Maryland, where it was employed in guarding Camp Parole. A part of the command was subsequently sent to Frederick City, and was detailed for duty on the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Early in April, the regiment was concentrated at Washington, and was posted along the northern defenses of the city, where it remained until the 18th of November, when it was finally mustered out of service. $450.00

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USCB06. M1858 UNION ARMY CARTRIDGE BOX: This is a classic example of the pattern infantry cartridge box designed for carry by early to mid-war soldiers. These were intended to be carried either on a waist belt or shoulder sling, with the loops secured with rivets and stitching, and the buckles in place at the bottom of the box for the shoulder sling. This example is 100% complete to include both tins; however, the center divider piece for each tin is separated, but present. The latch tab is intact and secured by a single straight line stitching; a distinguishing characteristic for this pattern.  The oval brass US cartridge box plate is tight. The inner flap and pouch is in nice condition, but you can see cracks and crazing in the leather, but no maker mark. This is a better than average example, which shows some wear, but is in very nice condition. $650.00

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USCB07. M1858 UNION ARMY CARTRIDGE BOX: This is a classic example of the pattern infantry cartridge box designed for carry by early to mid-war soldiers. These were intended to be carried either on a waist belt or shoulder sling, with the loops secured with rivets and stitching, and the buckles in place at the bottom of the box for the shoulder sling. This example is 100% complete to include both tins and is in great condition. The latch tab is intact and secured by a single straight line stitching; a distinguishing characteristic for this pattern.  The oval brass US cartridge box plate is tight, and the two tin magazines are in mint condition. The inner flap and pouch is in near-mint condition. This is a better than average example, which shows some wear and crazing on the outer flap, but is in fine+ condition. Also, the soldiers initials “W C A” appear up-side down on the top flap, but this is no enough for a positive identification. No maker marks. $750.00

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USCB08. M1858 UNION ARMY CARTRIDGE BOX: This is a classic example of the pattern infantry cartridge box designed for carry by early to mid-war soldiers complete with the shoulder strap and all brass. This box is not in the greatest condition and no doubt saw much action during the Civil War, but it has some great feature that make it desirable. It is H. W. Oliver Pittsburgh, PA maker marked and was most likely carried by a soldier from Pennsyvania with a good likelihood of action at the Battle of Gettysburg and other hard fought battles in the East. It has its original shoulder strap (repaired), though not connected at one of the buckles,has its original brass US plate and Eagle breast plate (not attached), and both tin inserts.  You can clearly read the maker mark on the inside flap. When you consider the value of the US plate, the Eagle plate, the tin inserts alone, and a Pittsburgh maker marked box, this is a great value.

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USBELT01. CIVIL WAR WAIST BELT PLATE, REGULATION 1851 PATTER, ENLISTED, ca. 1861 & BROWN LEATHER BELT: This is an outstanding example of a regulation 1851 enlisted buckle with original brown leather belt. Sometimes refer to this as being a sergeant’s belt. In the American Military Belt Plates book by O’Donnell and Campbell, this buckle is identified as Plate 623 on page 379. It is cast brass with an integral eagle motif with a small tongue. Wing tips rise above the plate allowing one-piece, nickel-silver wreath to pass underneath. Wing tips apparently cast with plate, then bent into position. These have no bench number. The brown leather belt is in great condition with all original parts, but two small holes where the soldier hung something. Large quantities of this regulation style belt & buckle were produced at the beginning of the war and saw lots of use, and to find one in such nice condition is rare. $675.00

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USBELT02CIVIL WAR ENLISTED CAVALRY BELT: This is a complete Civil War Enlisted Cavalry Belt, with a brass buckle with a nickel-silver wreath. It is sometimes called a NCO buckle. The belt is maker marked at two spots, one mark is weak and the other at little hard to read, but am sure some collectors recognize it. Let me know and will add the information to the description.  The buckle is missing part of the wreath, but overall very nice. On the back it is numbered 366, and on the clasp it is numbered 275.  The belt is compete with all original rivets, hooks and loops, as well as both original hangers. Most belts I see are damaged or missing something, but this one is complete. $650.00

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USBELT03. CIVIL WAR WAIST BELT PLATE, REGULATION 1851 PATTER, OFFICER, ca. 1861 & FANCY BLACK LEATHER BELT: This is an outstanding example of a regulation 1851 officer buckle with original fancy black leather belt. In the American Military Belt Plates book by O’Donnell and Campbell, this buckle is identified as Plate 645 on page 390. It is cast brass with an integral eagle motif with a small tongue. The black leather belt has a tooled fancy design. $695.00

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USBELT06. TRANSITIONAL 1841/1851 PATTERN DRAGOON - CAVALRY OFFICERS BUFF BELT & BUCKLEThis is an extremely rare find, an original Model 1851 Dragoon - Calvary buff belt complete with the hanging straps & brass fittings, and the buckle. The belt was white, but has turned brown with wear and age. The buckle is an early cast gilt Officers’ Pattern 1851. On page 155-157 of the book “American Military and Naval Belts” by R. Stephen Dorsey you will see an example of this rig. The patina on both the buckle and keeper match. Buff leather tends to be stuff, but this still is pliable. I have seen similar belt with the buckle selling for around $1400.00; however, I got this right and can pass a substantial saving on to its next owner. $975.00

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USBELT07. 1839 PATTERN ENLISTED DRAGOON OR RIFLTMAN BELT PLATE – BUFF LEATHER BELT: This is a rare 1839 Pattern enlisted Dragoon or Rifleman Reverse Puppy-Paw belt plate on an original black buff leather belt. The plate is in great condition with nice patina. The black buff belt is solid with both hanging straps, all brass rings, but no shoulder strap.   There is no doubt this belt saw action because of its wear, but it is still very strong and the leather is pliable. The buckle is rare to find and even more extraordinary to find it compete with the original black buff leather belt. This rig most likely saw action during the Mexican and Civil War.

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USBELT08. CIVIL WAR ENLISTED CAVALRY BELT, BUCKLE, CAP BOX AND HOSTER: This is a complete Civil War Enlisted Cavalry Belt, with a brass buckle with a nickel-silver wreath (partial missing), cap box and holster. It is sometimes called a NCO buckle. The belt is not maker marked; the buckle is missing part of the wreath, but overall very nice and matches up to the brass clasp. The cap box is intact, missing the wool and pick, and the tab is torn. The holster is complete with normal crazing and appears to fit a Colt 1860 Army revolver. Complete with the flap and tab.

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SHOULDER-STRAP01. CAVALRY BELT SHOULDER STRAP: This is a should strap for a cavalry belt. It would be attached to the back of the belt and come over the soldiers shoulder and hook to the brass loop above the hanging sword straps. This example is solid and does show use with some surface leather loss, but is in great overall condition and retains the original leather belt-loop. From the top of the leather loop to the hook it is 37 inches long. Most cavalry rigs are missing this strap.  $175.00

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SHOULDER-STRAP02. CAVALRY BELT SHOULDER STRAP: This is a should strap for a cavalry belt. It would be attached to the back of the belt and come over the soldiers shoulder and hook to the brass loop above the hanging sword straps. This example is in mint condition and retains the original leather belt-loop. From the top of the leather loop to the hook it is 37 inches long. Most cavalry rigs are missing this strap.  $275.00

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NFB01. US NAVY CIVIL WAR FUSE BOX – BOSTON NAVY YARD: This is a great example of an original Civil War naval artillery fuse box, which was worn by naval artilleryman. It held paper time fuses for the firing of cannon shells. The inner flap has the arsenal mark “USNY BOSTON.” The original closure tab is present, and on the bottom of the box the original brass finial is present. On the back side is the original leather belt loop. The box measures 4 3/4 inches by 4 ¼ inches overall. This will make a great addition to a naval or artillery collection. $250.00

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NFB02. US NAVY CIVIL WAR FUSE BOX – NAVY YARD  PHILA: This is a great example of an original Civil War naval artillery fuse box, which was worn by naval artilleryman. It held paper time fuses for the firing of cannon shells. The outer flap has the arsenal mark “Navy Yard *PHILA* 1863.” The original closure tab is present, and on the bottom of the box the original brass finial is present. On the back side is the original leather belt loop. The box measures 4 3/4 inches by 4 ¼ inches overall. Not only is it in outstanding condition, but dated right in the middle of the Civil War. This will make a great addition to a naval or artillery collection. $350.00

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NFB03. US NAVY CIVIL WAR FUSE BOX – NAVY YARD  PHILA: This is a great example of an original Civil War naval artillery fuse box, which was worn by naval artilleryman. It held paper time fuses for the firing of cannon shells. The outer flap has the arsenal mark “Navy Yard *PHILA* 1863,” which is much stronger then the example above. The original closure tab is present, and on the bottom of the box the original brass finial is present. On the back side is the original leather belt loop. The box measures 4 3/4 inches by 4 ¼ inches overall. Not only is it in outstanding condition, but dated right in the middle of the Civil War. This will make a great addition to a naval or artillery collection. $375.00

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NFB04. US NAVY CIVIL WAR FUSE BOX – NAVY YARD  N.Y.: This is a great example of an original Civil War naval artillery fuse box, which was worn by naval artilleryman. It held paper time fuses for the firing of cannon shells. The outer flap has the arsenal mark “Navy Yard N.Y 1863 with an anchor.” The original closure tab is present, and on the bottom of the box is the original brass finial. On the back side is the original leather belt loop. The box measures 4 3/4 inches by 4 ¼ inches overall. Not only is it in outstanding condition, but dated right in the middle of the Civil War. This will make a great addition to a naval or artillery collection. $375.00

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LCS01. US ARMY MODEL 1833 LEATHER SOCKET FOR CAVALRY CARBINES: This is a regulation Civil War US Army Model 1833 Leather Socket for Cavalry Carbines. These leather devices were strapped to the trooper’s saddle for the purpose of securing the barrel of his carbine and keeping it from banging around. This one is in minty condition and inspection marked C.H.C on the end of the strap. Shipping in only $6.00.  $110.00

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LCS02. US ARMY MODEL 1833 LEATHER SOCKET FOR CAVALRY CARBINES: This is a regulation Civil War US Army Model 1833 Leather Socket for Cavalry Carbines. These leather devices were strapped to the trooper’s saddle for the purpose of securing the barrel of his carbine and keeping it from banging around. This one is in excellent+ condition and inspection marked O.S by the last hole near the buckle on the strap. Shipping in only $6.00.  $100.00

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LCS02. US ARMY MODEL 1833 LEATHER SOCKET FOR CAVALRY CARBINES: This is a regulation Civil War US Army Model 1833 Leather Socket for Cavalry Carbines. These leather devices were strapped to the trooper’s saddle for the purpose of securing the barrel of his carbine and keeping it from banging around. This one is in excellent+ condition and inspection marked L on the end of the strap. Shipping in only $6.00.  $110.00

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