Fine Civil War Period Staff Officer's Fancy Cartridge Box & Cross Belt
Here is a Fine Staff Officer’s Cartridge Box & Shoulder Belt ! This is the very fancy pattern used from 1855 to 1885, by some Militia and Staff Officers. The box itself has gold gilded brass in its construction, and the loops are gold gilt covered brass as well. The closure strap is missing, but otherwise the box is in excellent condition, likely once having had a monogram or insignia of some sort on the flap. The belt is made of very thin leather, doubled over on both edges so as to almost be double thickness or strength. These are often seen with some sort of baldric or device on the shoulder belt too, but this one is unadorned. The leather is still fairly supple and there is a minimum of crazing. You can sometimes see this exact pattern of box and sling being worn in period images. A generic but still Fancy & Fine Staff Officer’s Cartridge Box & Shoulder Belt ! [ L.L. ]
$575 plus shipping
Fine Civil War Period Pistol Cartridge Box
Here is a Fine Civil War Period Cavalryman’s or Officer’s Pistol Cartridge Box ! All the leather is in very good condition, showing only minor crazing, both belt loops are intact, and the closure strap is still intact, though torn on one side of the finial hole. The outer flap is almost seven inches wide by 4.75 inches tall, while the body of the box itself measure about 5.75 inches wide by 3.75 inches tall. . Looks like someone carved the letters “ T-N-R-1” or “I-N-R-1” on the inside of the flap.There are two little stars or asterisks stamped in the front and two in the back of the body of the box, and all the stitching is nice and tight. A Fine Civil War Period Pistol Cartridge Box ! [ L.L.]
$200 plus shipping
Nice Civil War Doctor's Saddle Bag Converted to be a Carry or Table Bag
Here is One of a Set of Civil War Period Drs. Saddle Bags that was converted to be a Table or Carry Bag ! It is still in remarkable condition considering the age, showing only one separation where the back inside lining of the case has come loose from the outer thick leather, likely when the cross strap to the other bag was removed. There is a hand-stitched design on the flap of the case, and the leather on both ends has an embossed flower pattern. There are two brass pins on each end that secure an interior vertical brass sleeve, that holds the thin leather covered tin separator. The smaller front portion of the interior appears to be made to hold small vials or bottles, in thin leather partitions, while the slightly larger back section would likely accommodate larger bottles, or a few small surgeons or doctor’s tools. There is still one hole on the closure strap, and the small brass buckle is still intact. The box measures approximately 6.25 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide, and 4 inches front to back. All the stitching appears to be machine done, except where the cross strap was removed and the flap reattached to the box, and possibly the pattern stitched on the flap. Those two areas appear hand done.A Neat Period Conversion from Civil War Period Doctor’s Saddle Bag to Civil War Period Doctors Table Bag !
Civil War Period Cavalry Officers Belt Rig with Fine 1851 Belt Plate, Sword Straps & Hangers, Cap Box, & Pistol Cartridge Box
Here is an Original Civil War Period Cavalry Officer’s Belt Rig Group ! The group consists of the belt itself, with all the leather & brass sword hangers and Eagle Sword Belt Plate, a percussion cap box, and a maker marked pistol cartridge box. The leather belt shows a bit of crazing and some surface loss, but is still intact and complete and it is easy to see the plate & cap box has been with it likely since issue. One leather sword strap is broken right at the end, while the other is still complete. The eagle sword belt plate has acquired a nice mellow brown patina on the front with a mottled patina on the reverse. The German silver wreath is still nicely intact, and the reverse shows a typical period long narrow tongue. The leather cap box is showing its age with quite a bit of crazing. The wool is missing as is one ear on the flap and the closure finial. You can see that it once had either a maker’s mark or inspection mark in an oval on the flap, but it is no longer legible. The separate leather pistol cartridge box is in excellent condition showing very little crazing, still retaining its closure finial, and legible maker’s mark of “W. Kinsey & Co. Newark N.J.” A Nice and All Original Civil War Cavalry Officer’s Belt Group !
[ D.K. ]
$1250 plus shipping
Fine Bullion Civil War Officer's Hat Cord
Here is Another Fine Gold Bullion Civil War Period Officer’s Hat Cord ! This one is very well preserved, likely having been kept in a drawer or trunk. It has all bullion acorn drops and adjuster, with the cord itself being a twisted blend of gold and dark brown. There is a tiny bit of fraying on the adjuster, but otherwise the entire piece is in excellent condition. An Excellent Period Officer’s Hat Cord, that will display beautifully by itself, or make a Fine adornment to that Period Hat ! [ D.K. ]
$195 plus shipping
Nice Original Civil War Period Regulation Revolver Holster
Here is a Nice Civil War Period Regulation Revolver Holster ! It was originally intended for a Colt Army or Navy revolver, as well as several other makes. It is showing its age, with some loss to the leather on the flap, as well as the body of the holster, but still fairly supple. The closure tab is still present though an inspection of the inside shows that it has been strengthened or repaired with little pieces of leather. The plug at the bottom of the holster is long gone, and the stitching down the side with the closure finial is open from the top, to down about three inches. I think this holster will still hold a revolver though, or display great with your Civil War Revolver ! A Nice Original Civil War Period Revolver Holster ! [ D.K. ]
Original Well Worn Civil War Period Regulation Revolver Holster
Here is Another Good Civil War Period Regulation Revolver Holster ! Originally intended for a Colt Army or Navy Revolver, as well as several other makes, it is showing its age now. There is considerable leather loss at the muzzle end, and the closure tab is missing in action. The leather is quite stiff as well, and it may be tough to get a revolver in it. The plug is still there though, and it would make a decent display with your revolver. An Original Civil War Revolver Holster that has seen better days, but is still mostly intact ! [ D.K. ]
$250 plus shipping
Very Fine Civil War Period Officer's Gold Bullion Sword Knot
Here is a Very Fine Civil War Period Officer’s Gold Bullion Sword Knot ! This one has been well kept and still shows lots of color in the gold strap, the adjuster, and the knot itself, as well as very little fraying. Most, if not all sword knots were private purchase items, and there is a variety of patterns, but this one is a known example. It will display beautifully as is, or look great on that foot officer’s or staff officer’s sword. An Excellent Civil War Period Gold Bullion Sword Knot ! [ D.K. ]
$195 plus shipping
Fine ca. 1872 Navy Officer's Sword Knot
Here is a Nicely Preserved U.S. Naval Sword Knot ! It is a pattern that was used from about 1872 to 1902, for Army Officers, and possibly earlier for Navy Officers. This one is in Excellent condition, still showing good color and gold bullion, and no rips, tears, breaks, or fraying, in either the strap or the acorn shaped drop. I have seen one identical to this in the original N. S. Meyer Inc. box, that was just as beautiful, and the Meyer Company started business in 1868, and lasted up until 2000, making U.S. insignia of all kinds.This knot though was only used from about 1872 to 1902. A Beautifully Displaying Sword Knot, sometimes identified as Civil War, but most likely a few years post war.
$100 plus shipping
Fine Original Civil War Period Officer's Hat Cord
Here is a Fine Civil War Period Officer’s Bullion Hat Cord ! It is a combination of black and brown thread, with some of the gold bullion thread still showing thru in places. The knot length adjustment at center, and the acorns are still in good condition, and the entire piece shows no damage, just fading of the colors and gold. Worn at the base of the slouch hat these cords were a nice accessory . A Great Displaying Original Civil War Period Officer’s Hat Cord ! [ D.K. ]
$195 plus shipping
Fine Original Civil War Period Cavalryman's Hat Cord
Here is an Excellent Condition Original Civil War Period Cavalry Hat Cord ! Though the tassels are a bit faded, the cord itself still retains its nice yellow color. The tassles are also still tied in their original twine ties, suggesting that this cord was never issued. The entire piece is still limber and can be positioned easily without fear of damage or fraying. Likely from Bannerman’s or one of the other 1800s surplus military dealers. A Fine Civil War Period Cavalry Hat Cord that Display Great ! [ D.K. ]
$125 plus shipping
Fine "Metzger" Marked Civil War Cavalryman's Leather Carbine Socket
Here is a Fine Civil War Period Maker Marked Cavalryman’s Leather Carbine Socket ! The leather is still in good condition, showing its age with some minor crazing, but nothing major and you can still buckle it up. There is still a little of the black japanning on the buckle itself, and the embossed makers mark is visible on the very end of the strap. That mark is, “E. Metzger Phila.”. A Fine Displaying Civil War Period Carbine Socket ![ D.K. ]
$85 plus shipping
Fine Old "Catalog" Holster for a Smith & Wesson No. 2 "Old Army" Revolver
Here is an Excellent Condition Old “Catalog” Holster that Perfectly fits a 6 Inch Barreled S&W No. 2 Revolver ! I say catalog holster because holsters of this style were sold in many catalogs from the 1880’s thru the 1930”s. It is similar to a Civil War Period S&W holster, with a few important differences, such as the finial going thru the flap and not a strap on the flap, and the single metal brad at the bottom of the belt loop. Other than that, at first casual glance you would almost think this a period holster. I got it a few years ago, with a very nice late war Smith & Wesson No. 2 “Old Army” Revolver. The leather is showing some age but still fairly supple. The slot for the closure finial has been hand sewn to tighten it up, and all the stitching is still holding well. Any S&W No. 2 Revolver with 6 inch barrel, fits in it like a hand in a glove. If you’re looking for a Nice Holster to Display with your S&W Old Army, without spending $6-$800 this one will “fill the bill” Fine !
$90 plus shipping
Fine M1874 US Army McKeever .45-.70 Cartridge Box
Here is an Excellent US McKeever Cartridge Box for the .45-.70 Springfield ! I think this is the M1874, 2nd 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