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Nicely Priced Authentic Civil War Artillery Shell Jacket Uniform
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What a great display piece for your Collection! This is an authentic original Civil War Uniform. This is the one that would have been worn by a artilleryman of the Civil War! We know that it is for the artillery branch of service because of the red piping on the uniform. This one has attractive red color to the cloth piping that displays well. It has all of the eagle buttons down the front and on the cuffs as well. In some of the pictures the red looks to be an orange tint but this is not the case. There are a few small holes that are mentioned for exactness and they give it some character. The red is still a very vivid red and displays superbly. The buttons have the lined shield which lets us know that the coat was designed for an enlisted man and not for an officer. The pillows are intact on the bottom of the coat back. These were designed to help keep the belt up. The weight of the cavalry saber would often pull the belt down without these pillows. When you open up the coat you see that the chest and back lining are still intact and even most of the seams are solid. It has the entire white cotton lining in the sleeves remaining. There are the original inspector stampings still visible and also the "4" size marking. As you can see it has the inspector stamps. It has the nice Shafer stampings who was the inspector for the U.S. Army at the Cincinnati location. This coat also has the large black ink stampings in each sleeve that is more modern to cover up the markings from an early theater studio. This lets us know that is one of the original artillery uniform coats that were sold as surplus from the United States government and purchased by one of the theatrical costume companies. It was cheaper for the theaters and costume companies to buy original surplus uniforms from the Civil War than it was to produce them from scratch. After the Civil War there were thousands of unissued uniforms in mint condition that were sold as surplus by firms like Francis Bannerman of New York and Stokes Kirk of Philadelphia. If you have wanted a fine displaying original Civil War artillery uniform that displays as nice as any that you will encounter, then this beauty is for you.

Item #: B644
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Your Price:$1,750.00 USD
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