Cavalry Carbine Cartridge Box - This carbine cartridge box is a nice, original example of the classic leather accoutrement carried by Federal mounted forces during the Civil War. This specimen is constructed of strong, supple, black bridle leather. Box is marked with the makers name on the secondary flap and with a subinspector on the lower right of the cover. The interior features a drilled wooden block 7.75 inches long by 1.50 inches wide and 2.00 inches high. The block has the capacity to hold twenty paper cartridges or twenty .52 caliber, metallic rim-fire cartridges. Roller buckles are lacking, the closure tab is present and solid.
Inventory Number: LEA 087