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Authentic Civil War and Earlier Percussion Cap Boxes
Fine Looking Civil War Percussion Cap Box by Oliver of Pittsburgh
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This is a fine looking original Civil War leather box that held the percussion caps for muskets, pistols or carbines. This one is in very fine shape and displays well. It has both of the belt loops intact on the back of the box. It has the outer flap with the closure tab and brass finial intact. You can see the outline of the oval inspector stamp where it was approved for Government service by the Ordnance Department sub-inspector. On the back of the box you can no longer see the Civil War maker's mark of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania firm of Oliver but they would be the one that made this box. Oliver's cap boxes are very distinctive because of the construction of the outer flap. They were made without using the inner flap so the end leather covers are sewn onto the outer flap. This is the same trait that the matching cartridge boxes will have. On the inner pocket it still has the lamb's wool that was designed to keep the percussion caps from falling out. The vent pick for cleaning out the gun's nipple is still present inside the box. You don't get a chance at one of these Oliver made boxes very often anymore so don't wait.

Item #: B694
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Your Price:$175.00 USD
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