Pass boxes were used by the gunner to carry live powder filled cartridges bags from a magazine or caisson to the piece. This pass box is a leather cylinder, with a lid, and has a leather sling. The sling is two pieces with buckle. Wonderful original painted inscription on body: “3 IN Rifle”. This measures approximately 14” high x 3 ½” in diameter. Sling adds an additional 22” to the overall length.
Leather on both box and lid has some minor surface cracking. Thin pull tab on top of lid present. All stitching is tight and unbroken. The strap shows moderate surface cracking and spotty finish loss which to be expected since the strap gets the most use. Overall this is in very good shape. Desirable painted 3” ordnance example!
Inventory Number: ART 371 / SOLD