Here is an Excellent US McKeever Cartridge Box for the .45-.70 Springfield ! I think this is the M1885 pattern but not positive. It does have the brass hinge rod and the three pin brass escutcheon on the latch tab. Box is in very good condition displaying the embossed US on the front clearly. The interior webbing for cartridges is in very good shape, and tool tab intact. Stamped inside are the block Letters, “V.L” and name “A.R. Smith”, possibly inspectors or manufacturers marks. Also on the inside written in pen is “No. 14”. A Very Nice Displaying Indian Wars Era US McKeever Cartridge Box !
$125 plus shipping
Nice Original Unmarked Early Civil War Leather Carbine Boot or Thimble
Here is an Original Model 1859 Cavalry Carbine Socket
In Very Good Condition ! The socket itself is sound and
tight, still retaining its shape nicely. Strap is still in good
shape and the small buckle still fully functional. A few
tiny chips and more wear on the strap, but it should all
clean up and display very nice with a bit of leather wax.
No makers mark, which likely indicates this is an early
war example. A Very Good Original Civil War
Cavalry Carbine Socket or Thimble !
$75 plus shipping
Beautiful Non-dug US M1872 "Hagner" Waist Belt Plate on Period Belt
Here is a Beautiful Non-Dug US M1872 “Hagner” Waist Belt Plate on a Period Belt ! The plate has the most wonderful dark golden brown patina you’ve seen, and although the belt is not the original Hagner belt, it is period, and matches the belt plate perfectly. I think the belt may be a Militia item, that was converted at some point for the US Plate. Although the belt rig shows its age, and is adjusted out to the limit, it just barely would fit a modern size 36 waist. The whole rig would look great on a manikin, or make a super “Indian Wars”display folded half in a glass case. A Super Nice Non-Dug M1872 US “Hagner” Waist Belt Plate on a fine Period Belt !
Nice Original US M1887 Leather Sling for Springfield Trapdoor & Krag Rifles
Here is an Excellent Original US M1887 Rifle Sling for the Trapdoor or Krag Rifles !I recently got this attached to a Colt Special Model 1861 Rifle-musket and it appeared to have been with the gun for quite a long time. Though most of the leather shows moderate crazing, the sling is still supple enough to easily attach or remove from a rifle. The brass hook end and stud have acquired a dark patina but both still operate correctly. The leather loop is still in good shape as well. The sling measures about 65.5 inches long so may have shrunk just a tiny bit as I think regulation was 66 inches long. There are no arsenal or other markings of any kind on the whole piece. A Nice Original M1887 Rifle Sling for Your Trapdoor or Krag Springfield Rifle !
Nice Old Pair of French Brass Body Binoculars - w/Good Visibililty
Here is a Nice Old Pair of French Binoculars marked “Jumelle Marine.” They are mostly brass construction with an old cord or strap still attached. All the lenses are intact and you can still get a good view thru the eyepieces, though there is some dust accumulated inside the lenses. One tube has a dent on the side but it has not affected the imaging. These are likely ca. 1890’s, but would look good in any 1800s military display. A Neat old pair of binoculars over 100 years old !