This authentic Civil War leather cartridge box for the military rifles has "US" embossed on the outer flap. The outer surfaces of the box exhibit wear from age and use. The outer flap has light to moderate crazing throughout. The box still has the closure tab and brass finial at the bottom. One of the roller buckles is present on the bottom of the box. The back of the box has the entire belt and shoulder strap loops still intact. These were designed so the box could have been worn on the soldier’s belt or on the sling, whichever the soldier preferred. The inner flap is in nice shape and has both ears, the marker's mark is present. On the innermost compartment it has both original tins that held the cartridges in place.
Inventory Number: LEA 242 / SOLD