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C & D Jarnagin Company


Cartridge Boxes

Confederate



We make a representative line of Federal Government and Confederate cartridge boxes and cap pouches for the Period 1833 through 1865. These boxes are all patterned from original specimens in our collection, boxes on loan from other private collections and collections in several museums. 

Our cartridge boxes and cap pouches are handmade here in our workshops. These boxes are made of oak tanned leather. All hand stitching is done in linen thread. Correct finials are turned for each box. We make the proper tins or block inserts for each box.

Please note the hand stitching done in linen thread and the careful finishing job done on these goods. This fine hand craftsmanship is done by American workers here in our workshops. 

We are the manufacturer and may not have all items in stock.


Other information links of interest.  

Leather Preservation  Please follow this link for more information on the care and feed of leather.

To see how to put on a Cartridge box sling please follow this link.

To see how to put on a box plate please follow this link


All "smoothout" leather (bridle) items (black and russet) are finished with period stains or dyes applied using period techniques.  This has all come out of my extensive research on the 19th century tanning industry.  The leather also has built in mold and mildew resistance in these period finishes.  To see pictures of the dyeing process in action please follow the link below.

To see more pictures how they dyed leather during the 19th century.

We use 1860's period techniques to dye leather.  An entire side is dyed at once and allowed three days to fully set up.  The drying process makes the finish water resistant as called for by the Ordnance Dept.

Following period methods has made it difficult to stock leather items so there may be a delay in getting your leather goods.

This way of finishing can cause the dyed surface to turn white in cold weather.  This is a common problem in period leather as well.  This white can be cleared with an application of white vinegar. 

This is all done in order to give you, the consumer the closest copy of the original items as possible.

To see more information on russet colors please follow this link.

We are now offering the English imported color on russet which would have been more common color of russet in Confederate leather.

Due to problems with black dye (iron) being transfered to the russet leather we now run it seperatly. The russet is dyed with a period method just like the black and it will stain when comes in contact with iron just like the original leather did.


#220       Magee & George of New Orleans Cartridge Box               $199.00
(.69 Round Ball) (Black or Russet)

This cartridge box may be carried on a belt or sling. Magee and George was a noted military manufacturer from the New Orleans area. This firm produced over 50,000 sets of infantry accouterments in only 16 months; until the fall of New Orleans to the Federal army. Products made by this firm were used in both the east and the west. Magee and George had contacts with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri. 

The Magee and George box is for .69 cal round ball. The front flap is stamped "Manufactured by Magee & George, New Orleans". The closure tab is sewn on, bottom buckles are sewn on with two rows of a straight stitching, brass finial, back straps are sewn on. This box comes with an implement pocket. 
*Double tins are included. (Order Belt or Sling Separately) 


#223        James C. Roberts Cartridge Box and Sling             $255.00
(.69 Round Ball) (a.k.a. Bivens; Shelbyville, TN) (Black Only)

This box was carried by James C. Roberts of the 35th Tenn. Infantry company F. 
This box is believed to be made by Bivens of Shelbyville, TN. Designed to be carried on a belt or sling. Construction is like the pattern of 1857 .69 caliber round ball. 
This box comes with an implement pocket. Unusual features are present: the first is an embossed line around the outer front flap and an elongated inner flap. 
*Double tins are included.

This box comes with the sling that is 64" long and is 1 3/4" wide and made from bridle leather, which matches the original found on the box. Please note this box is available in black only.  


#224            Richmond Arsenal Cartridge Box              $185.00
(.58 Elongated Ball) (Black or Russet)


This box is styled after the pattern of 1861 .58 caliber elongated ball cartridge box. Like the US version, it has belt loops and includes *double tins. This box comes with an implement pocket. It is marked "Richmond" on the inner flap. There are no marks on the outer flap. 
(Order Belt or Sling Separately)  


#225            C S Arsenal Baton Rouge, LA. Cartridge Box                $185.00
(.58 Elongated Ball) (Black Only)


Based on the pattern of 1841 rifle cartridge box. Designed to be carried on a belt. Includes *double tins. This box is marked "CS Arsenal Baton Rouge, LA" on the outer front flap. We believe this box to be copied from the March 3, 1857 pattern US box because it is the shorter version before the height was increased to 5.1" on Aug 10, 1857. Made to carry .58 caliber elongated ball ammunition. 

Please note this box is available in black only. 
(Order Belt Separately)


#OW225  Wellborn, Nichols, & Oliver Cartridge box   (.58 Elongated Ball) (Black or London Color (russet))  $195.00

Wellborn was out of Dalton GA and produced large amounts of leather gear.  This box is one of the id confederate pattern, the other boxes of this confederate pattern is the Baton Rouge, and the CS0231 .58 box.  These boxes all have in common the same short front that matches the early  1857 .58 boxes; the March 3, 1857 pattern US box because it is the shorter version (4.5 front height) before the height was increased to 5.1" on Aug 10, 1857.  Made to carry .58 caliber elongated ball ammunition.   This box has a one piece body.

This box can only be carried on the belt.

 

Here is a picture of the Wellborn box in the English imported "russet" color.  This new color is called "london color"

To see more information on russet colors please follow this link.

 


#228          J.A. Lisk Cartridge Box and Sling         $255.00
(.69 cal Round Ball) (Black Only)


J. A. Lisk enlisted in the 44th regiment North Carolina Infantry on March 21, 1862. 
He served with the 44th until his capture on October 27, 1864 at Boydton Plank Road, Va. He was imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland until he was paroled on March 28, 1865. This cartridge box is a close copy of the 1839 box. Designed to be carried on a sling only. Comes with an implement pocket. *Double tins are included. 
This box comes with the sling that is 64" long and is 1 3/4" wide and made 
from bridle leather, which matches the original found on the box. Please note this box is available in black only.


#JM229            John Morrow and Son Cartridge              $275.00
Box and Sling (.69 cal Round Ball) (Black Only)


Photographs and dimensions are documented from a box from a private collection. This box copies the pattern of 1857 US round ball boxes. Unusual due to the fact that it has no back seam. The backstraps are sewn into the end seam rather than sewn on separately.  This would make an excellent box for early war impression due to the fact that it was manufactured in Nashville, TN. Comes with an implement pocket. *Double tins are included. The original this box was copied from had a black buff sling that is 64" long and is 2 1/4" wide.  This box comes with a sling please state the type of sling when ordering.   Your choice is from the following: waxed leather 2 1/4" wide 66" long, blackened buff 2 1/4" wide 66" long, or a black CS sling 1 3/4" wide 68" long.

 


#CS0231           CS Pattern of 1857 Cartridge Box (Unmarked)          $195.00

This box is designed to be carried on a belt or sling. It is made of a one piece body (It does not have a back seam.) We believe this box to be copied from the March 3, 1857 pattern US box because it is the shorter version before the height was increased to 5.1" on Aug 10, 1857. Used the same size tin as the Baton Rouge box. Made to carry .58 caliber elongated ball ammunition. We make this box exactly as the original in our collection, warts and all! The original has crooked back straps, closure tab, pockets, buckles etc and we make our reproduction the same way. 


#200A     British Enfield Cartridge Box             $275.00
With Sling (Black Only)
 

This is a copy of the 1859 Enfield box that was designed to hold 50 rounds. 

This box and sling are produced from original in our collection. This box has a white buff closer tab, and a single tin with 5 compartments. The sling for this box is black, 2" wide 64" long and with embossed lines along the edges.   There is evidence that the leather sling were pulled by the Confederate Government in order to us this long and valuable piece of leather for other items that would have been more important.  Several examples have been found with linen or cloth slings instead for the leather that was sent from England.  We are now offering the substitution of a linen sling instead of the leather this may be either enameled (tarred) or natural.  If you decide please state when ordering which sling you would prefer.  The price is still the same no matter which sling you choose.

This box is made in black only.

Tin is included. 
Cartridge Box Sling is Included. 
This box is completely Hand Sewn         


CS209 Pistol Box  (Black or Russet)   $105.00

This box is copied from an original box and looks very close to the Federal version of the same box with a few minor differences.  The way the back straps and tab for the lead finial are stitched.


Cartridge Box Belts (a.k.a. Cartridge Box Slings)



#CONF260      Bridle Leather (Black or Russet)      $52.00
(Smooth side is turned out and finished) These slings are 1 3/4" wide and 68" long (Specify if you need the longer 72").  Copied from the original found on the James C. Roberts (Shelbyville) Cartridge Box 



#262      Linen Sling (Natural Color with leather ends) 2" Wide    (Specify 66" or 72" when ordering)      $38.50


#263      Black Treated Linen Sling with leather ends 2" Wide       (Specify 66" or 72" when ordering)      $49.00
 



Crown soap-  4oz of soap in a tin container $8.95

We are now offering this period soap for cleaning leather.  This is based off a period recipe for soap liked by harness makers.  This is not like modern saddle soaps but instead is mostly made from cod oil.  This type of soap will clean the leather but not be harsh enough to damage the leather.   Leather items should be cleaned with soap several times a year in order to prevent the build up of dirt and other things that will damage the grain surface. 

#113      Neatsfoot Oil 8 fl. oz. 100% pure              $6.95

#PW124        Preservation Wax                            $14.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  This is the clear wax, for use on russet items.  This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage.   

 #BPW125        Black Preservation Wax              $16.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  Lamp black has been added to help maintain the black color of your leather items.   This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage. 

Leather Preservation  Please follow this link for more information on the care and feed of leather.


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