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Ultra Rare Civil War Model 1859 Marine Corps Shako Hat by Bent & Bush
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Here is one of the most amazing pieces of Civil War headgear you will ever get a chance at. This is an Exquisite example of the pattern 1859 Marine Corp private purchase dress shako. This particular shako exhibits the large size 1859 pattern gilt plaited, brass die stamped cap plate insignia of the Union shield and the letter M mounted within the infantry horn. Also present is a plain domed brass rosette button mounted over a red leather scalloped backing. Finally the shield is surrounded by a brass "half wreath". The body of this shako is composed of a heavy weight pelt mounted with a 5inch diameter molded leather crown cap and a lower 1 ¼"patent leather band. The chin strap and buckle are present and is held on by two small cuff size 1850’s Marine Corps buttons. The leather visor is edge bound and has a patent leather coating. When you turn the hat over, you are greeted by an exception quality sweatband as well as the original liner. The manufactures label located on the underside of the top crown is present and complete and reads "BENT & BUSH Importers & Manufacturers of HATS, CAPS & FURS, ----MILITARY CAPS, ---- SWORDS,EPAULETTES & c. COR. OF COURT & WASHINGTON STS. BOSTON." This hat is exceptional in every way. You will never have to worry about upgrading this jewel!

Item #: C306
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Your Price:$5,950.00 USD
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