Soldiers armed with pistols required separate cartridge boxes. These show up in three sizes, which vary not by the caliber of the ammunition but the configuration of the packs that contained it. Not intended to have magazine tins, the boxes have additional leather sections fixed inside that kept the cartridge packs in place by friction. This box is in very good condition with pliable leather. The closure tab and both attachment loops are in good condition. This one measures 6” by 4” across the front of the exterior flap. This was an essential accouterment for an officer or cavalryman.
Inventory Number: LEA 278 / SOLD