Cavalry Carbine Cartridge Box - Inventory Number: LEA 208
This very nice Civil War carbine cartridge box has great color and finish. All belt loops, buckles and tabs are in place, just lacking the interior wood block. The cover shows some minute crazing from flexing and the reverse some handling marks, but no significant flaking or finish loss. The finish is deep black and the belt loops, tabs and inner flap show a deep luster.
The box is a nice example of the universal style of carbine box that war issued to the Union Cavalry.