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Civil War & Earlier Soldier's Belt Buckles in Excavated & Non-E
Edged Weapons
Rare Rifleman's Belt with Saber Bayonet Frog for the Model 1855 Rifle
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Here is a very scarce piece! It is the original belt that has the "frog" for holding the saber bayonet for the U.S. model 1855 rifle. This gun was the 2 band rifle with brass furniture that used the Maynard tape primer system instead of the standard percussion caps. Since the tape primers or the 2 band rifle were not well received they didn't make as many of either so few survive. This is the second production variation of the US Pattern 1855 Rifleman's belt with 1855 Rifleman's multiple buckle with pieces designed to accept the "J-hooks" from the 1855 knapsack straps. They are based upon the French Chasseurs a Pied 1847 pattern belt system. It has the 2 inch wide bridle leather belt adjustable on the interior for length on both ends. The piece has the integral suspended frog for the 1855 pattern saber bayonet. This frog is the later production pattern with the hole for the round frog button, not the early production French-style strap system that used a raised bar on the throat of the scabbard. This is a rare and desirable accessory for your Harpers Ferry 1855 Rifle and saber bayonet. This one displays beautifully as you can see. The belt is still nice and pliable and has all four pieces of brass that make up the buckle system. The brass pieces have a gorgeous golden tone to the brass. This is a wonderful set that any collector would enjoy having in their relic room.

Item #: B6342
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price:$1,250.00 USD
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