Indian War Rhode Island Militia Leather Cartridge Box - Watervliet Arsenal #2
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Indian War Rhode Island Militia Leather Cartridge Box - Watervliet Arsenal #2:
IndianWar EraRhode Island Militia Leather CartridgeBox for .45-70 Govt - Marked: Watervliet Arsenal-VERY RARE!!
Up for sale is an IndianWar Era Rhode Island Militia Leather Cartridge Box for the .45-70 Govt Cartridge. This is an original Leather Cartridge Box with a full flapcover. It alsohas a wooden insert. The insert will holde 18 .45-70 Cartridges.On the Flap isanEmbossed Oval with the Intials RIM (Rhode Island Militia). On the rear it is marked Watervliet Arsenal. The leather is soft and supple, some minor surfacecracks andcrazing.Excellent Condition for a LeatherItem 140+ years old. Please see photos.
This is a VERY RARE and Unusual Item dating back to the late 1860's to early 1870's. By 1874 the US Army had begun standardizing all of the Accutrements used by the troops.Most of the State Militias and Guard Units followed with this standarization shortly after this period. Very similar inoverall shape and size to the No. 2 Hagner Box.
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