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REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTRIDGE BOX - Lot #4635

This is an extremely rare, Revolutionary War Period Cartridge Box with original Strap. These were a fairly standard issue accouterment that was basically an altered design of a game bag used by riflemen and hunters during the colonial period. As Colonial Militias and Minuteman Units were formed using any weaponry they had on hand. Hunting bags were converted to have several cartridges at-the-ready. This was done by taking a game-bag or hunting pouch and placing a wooden cartridge carrier into the bag that contained as many as 12 - 24 pre-wrapped paper cartridges. These bags were of relatively thin leather and their bag shape resulted in an extra area at the bottom which formed a pouch This void was used to store tools and extra flints. As their home-made production evolved into the Revolutionary War period, these morphed into a tighter fitting box that you see here, but still retained the equipment pouch underneath the wooden holder. This one is in very fine condition and 100% original, though a little fragile. If you have a Brown Bess or other Rev-War Period musket, Fowler or Rifle and have a horn, hawk or other accessories, this could be a fine compliment to a complete set carried by Federal Troops as well as Militia and Minutemen of the period. After the War and in the 1790's, these were replaced by leather boxes that were much heavier in construction and included a front or back pouch with a flap for storing flints and tools. These usually had belt straps on the back in addition to a shoulder strap, and are most often referred to as belly-boxes. This is a great find and I can tell you that these are about unobtainable today. The last public sale of one of these that I could find sold in 2011 at a Cowan's Auction. It brought $6,325.00 including the buyers premium. It is almost identical to my box, but was in inferior condition to mine and didn't have its shoulder strap. You can find it on-line with this link; http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?id=96522
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