Revolver Cartridge Box, U.S. Made
Our quality reproduction cartridge box is double walled with double belt-loops. Prior to the Civil War the Army introduced a new pistol cartridge
box. This might be worn by officers or enlisted men armed with pistols. Unlike their infantry counter parts
cavalry troopers carried two cartridge boxes. One was for carbine
and the other for the pistol ammunition. An additional issue for the mounted soldier was how to wear the box so
as not to be in the way while seated on a horse. Therefore, the box was generally worn in the back, but moved around
to the front while in use. Proudly made by our Master Leathersmith in Gettysburg, PA.
Original Federal .36cal Revolver Cartridge Box without maker mark or inspector stamp.