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Rare Original Civil War Mann's 1864 Patent Cartridge Box by Gaylord
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This is one of the rarest cartridge boxes you'll get a chance at. This is the scarce Mann's patent cartridge box. They were designed by Colonel William Mann of the 7th Michigan Cavalry. He wanted to design a cartridge box that went in front of the soldier rather than dangling by his side by the usual shoulder strap. In addition from this type of position for carrying the tin on the inside has a tray that slides up to make the cartridge easier to get to, a great addition to the design. This one still has the original tray intact and it is functional. The outer flap of this box has a fine mark of "US" and the wording around the "US" reads "COL. MANN'S PATENT REISSUE JUNE 7TH 1864" and "E. GAYLORD MAKER CHICOPEE, MASS." In the lower right hand corner, it has the U.S. Ordnance inspector stamping for the inspector, Laidley. The original closure tab and brass finial are still present on the cartridge box with the tear on one side of the tab. When you open up the outer flap you see that it has the original implement compartments intact. The closure tab is still present and it looks well. As you can see this one has a pretty black tone to the leather and it displays superbly. These boxes were so unique that of the few regiments that were equipped with them. After one battle they were able to distinguish the dead men of the regiment because only they had the Mann's boxes on. If you can find an old copy of the 2001 North South Trader Magazine article it tells some of the history of this truly revolutionary designed cartridge box. This is a fantastic piece that is one of the scarcest of all Civil War cartridge boxes.

Item #: B6199
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Your Price:$495.00 USD
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