Would it be worth owning this Civil War Cartridge Box ?

drm2m

Sergeant
Joined
Oct 22, 2010
Location
Quebec
These photos were taken back in 2010.
This was (is still) owned by a militaria dealer in Canada that does not deal (or know about) CW stuff.
My question ---what is it worth---and does it look legit?
(I am not interested in the cartridges---he can keep them.)
Is it a cartridge box or cartridge pouch?

Thanks for any help.

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drm2m

Sergeant
Joined
Oct 22, 2010
Location
Quebec
Package4--the dimensions are 7 1/2" across by 6 1/4 " deep.

I don't have many leather pieces in my CW collection---they were slowly added over the years.
(Remember---I am in Canada.)

Acquired
Feb 1990 -Oct 1997.

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Feb 1990 with the purchase of a NM1863 Sharps (conversion) carbine.

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March 5 2005. (The holster)

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Package4

1st Lieutenant
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
Package4--the dimensions are 7 1/2" across by 6 1/4 " deep.

I don't have many leather pieces in my CW collection---they were slowly added over the years.
(Remember---I am in Canada.)

Acquired
Feb 1990 -Oct 1997.

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Feb 1990 with the purchase of a NM1863 Sharps (conversion) carbine.

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March 5 2005. (The holster)

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Sorry, I missed this, I believe you have not a pistol box, but a very early M1861 carbine box. There is a misconception that these boxes were for the M1855 pistol, when in fact they were simply carbine boxes, that had a very short lifespan as the more easily recognized specimens came on board. The newer boxes were more readily accessed than their predecessors. When brought before the ordinance board for a separate box for the M1855, it was shot down as there was a need to standardize.

The solution was to put buff leather in the M1857/61 tins so that the smaller cartridges were more easily accessible.
 
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