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.45-70 McKeever Cartridge Box, Third Pattern
Item #: Z5760
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Z5760 .45-70 McKeever Cartridge Box, Third Pattern
Description: Decent "attic” condition McKeever cartridge box that was recently pulled out of an attic in Shepherdstown, West Virginia along with a few other items. This piece is still caked in dirt and grime. Surprisingly, the stitching on this piece is tight and the inside is clean. There is crazing on the belt loops as well as the closure flap which is to be expected. This box is known as the Type III Mckeever box which is missing the staples and brass closure flap escutcheon. It has the formed bump out on one side for the M1879 combination tool. It was originally meant to hold 20 .45-70 cartridges for the Trapdoor Springfield. All the cartridge straps are in good shape and there is what appears to be an old tag glued to the inside. The leather on this piece is stiff, but I would think with a little patience and work, the cartridge box would clean up quite nicely. A nice piece from the late Indian War era!
Measures: 7” x 4.5” x 2”
Recovered: Shepherdstown, West Virginia Attic
Reference: "Indian War Cartridge Pouches, Boxes and Carbine Boots” Dorsey Pg. 74


Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Item # Z5760
Price: $50.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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