Mexican War cartridge boxes, cap pouches, cap boxes, bayonet scabbard, baldric, shoulder belt, waist belt, leather, leather goods, musket slings, belt plates, buff leather, white buff 

C & D Jarnagin Company


 Cartridge Boxes


 

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. 
 

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.


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.


Some are selling what they call "real" buff that is a yellowish color that is very soft and spongy, but according to the Ordnance dept. of the time the leather should be of a firm consistency, and should not be Spongy.  Our buff leather is specially tanned for us and very closely matches what the original buff leather was like.


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


    

# 20033     Pattern of 1828 Cartridge Box             $290.00


Improved 1808 cartridge box with inner flap and ears. To be used with flintlock muskets. Front flap has highly ornate embossing. US and Eagle embossed in oval wreath. We have an original of this box in our collection. We are now producing this box here in our workshops. This is not an import. For use with a #261 white buff sling only. (Order Sling Separately.)

 




#201      Pattern of 1808 Cartridge Box .69 caliber               $265.00

The main difference between this box and the earlier one is the addition of a inner flap and a set of ears.  This came about in the 1820's.   This type of 1808 box was in use until the pattern 1828 box was adopted.  Although there are records from the Arsenals in the late 1830's of having on hand 1808 boxes with ears and inner flap but not being embossed.

(Order Sling Separately) 

     

 



If you request a special maker mark and what we have in stock or the boxes we are currently working on have already been marked you will have to wait until the next run of that particular box is started.

Cartridge Box Tins are Provided 
* Double Cartridge Box Tins have a divider in the top of each tin which hold 10 loose cartridges and a space in the lower half for a complete package of ten cartridges.

**Single Cartridge Box Tin has five compartments in the top and two in the bottom

To Purchase Tins Separately: These will fit original cartridge boxes or cartridge boxes made by our company. They may not fit another reproduction box. 


#4001E     Double Tins (
Pattern of 1839 Musket tins .69 cal)     $34.00


 

#202           The Pattern of 1841 Cartridge Box               $185.00

The pattern 1841 cartridge box is a rifle or carbine box. First produced in 1839 without the implement pocket. In 1841 the implement pocket was added because of changes made in the Hall Carbine. (Ours is provided with the implement pocket) This box is designed for belt carriage only. The #297 small US Box Plate is used with this box. Used by dragoon and rifle regiments. Includes a **single tin. (Order Belt Separately) This box is completely Hand Sewn. 

             

 



# 203 The pattern of 1839 Musket Cartridge Box    $185.00
( a.k.a. 1842 Box ) ( .69 cal)

This box was produced as a replacement for the aging 1828 musket box (the 1808 with an embossed Eagle on the flap). This box is designed for sling carriage. Regulations state that it should carry 40 rounds of round ball or buck and ball ammunition. This box is provided with an implement pocket. The #299 US box plate is used for this box. *Double tins are included. (Order Sling Separately) 

This box is completely Hand Sew

 

 




Cartridge Box Slings


 


 

Cartridge Box Belts (a.k.a. Cartridge Box Slings)
U.S. Army Regulations call for a belt (Sling) to be 2 1/4" wide and 64" in length. 

Longer sling lengths are available upon request. The longer sling will be 72" in length. (Note: this is not correct according to Regulations but we know some of the taller and larger guys need a little extra length.)
 

Buff - is not a vegetable tanned leather.  It has a loose fiber structure with grain side removed by the tanning process.  This type of leather is ruff on both sides of the leather.

#261      White Buff Cartridge Box Sling      $88.00 Slings are 64" long unless otherwise requested

#261B    Buff dyed black sling that matches the 1851 regulation change     Temporarily Unavailable


Cap Pouch


During the Mexican War caps were carried in the right hand jacket pocket. Problems with this method of carriage caused the first cap boxes to be produced. Cap boxes were made for each regiment, so designs and styles varied. Each Cap Pouch Is Provided With A Nipple Pick.


#240      1845 Cap Box              $95.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
The 1845 cap box is thought to be the first cap box the US army adopted.



Waist Belts


All Belts Are Hand Made Here In Our Leather Shop The 1839 belt issued to the infantry was a 1.5 inch wide belt with a loop on one end, this belt uses the small US belt plate. During the 1850's the width of the waist belt was increased to 1.9" wide, this belt uses the larger plate. This belt can be made in either in white buff or the white buff dyed black or waxed and black bridle leather. Civil War photographs show evidence of the 1.9" wide belt was used by Federal troops during the war.
(Order Buckle Separately)

Please follow this link to find out how to put a plate on a belt.



#270      White Buff Belt (Narrow)              $80.00

Uses #296 small US belt plate (order separately).

These belts are made with period loops.  The loop is not large enough for the buckle to pass through. 

If you wish to have a larger loop on your belt you will need to specify when ordering.  The larger loop is not period.



#271      White Buff Belt (1.9" wide)              $85.00

Uses #298 Large US belt plate (order separately)
The loop on this belt is made (very tight) as original. It is difficult to fit the buckle through. If you wish to have the loop loose specify so when ordering.

These belts are made with period loops.  The loop is not large enough for the buckle to pass through. 

If you wish to have a larger loop on your belt you will need to specify when ordering.  The larger loop is not period.


#232      US M1841 Dragoon Sabre Belt              $220.00

White Buff Only. Puppy Foot Buckle is provided. Includes shoulder strap and sabre hangers. 100% hand-sewn with waxed linen thread. (Provide Exact Waist Measurement When Ordering)


Belt and Accoutrement Plates


 

#296              US Oval Belt Plate M1839 (Small)   $16.50

#297              US Oval Box Plate M1839 (Small)   $16.50

#302BP              Brass Belt Plates (Cast)              $25.00

Clipped Corner Rectangle (Specify white or yellow brass)      *      Plain Oval (Specify white or yellow brass) 

#BXP299        Early "US" Box Plate                         $15.95

#PF298      The Puppy Foot Plate (Lead Back)     $21.50

#300          Round Eagle Breast Plate                    $15.95

This plate has two studs as seen in the photo. This style of plate began showing up in the late 1840's and was used until late 1862 when the arrow style of back came into use.


Baldrics and Scabbards
 

Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric)

Introduced as a replacement for the Pattern of 1808 the Pattern of 1828 differs in that the frog size has been reduced from 3 1/2 " to 2 1/2", the frog stud has been moved to the opposite side of the scabbard from that on the 1808 pattern, and the frog hook has been changed to a stud. Buff examples predominate those of black bridle leather examples.

The scabbard no longer has it's bare leather throat but is covered in a 2 1/2" brass throat attached by copper rivets. The 3" brass finial is attached by two copper rivets as well. This scabbard was in use during the transition period between the Model 1816 bayonet and the Model 1835 bayonet so lengths will vary accordingly to the bayonet used.

The Pattern of 1828 remained in official use until replaced by the Pattern of 1839. They continued in field service until replaced due to wear or damage.

Comes with Round Eagle breastplate.

A plain yellow or white brass plate maybe requested with a $15.00 charge.

Uses #SCB2410 Scabbard (Order Scabbard Separately)
Is made with the correct brass frog stud for attaching to the belt as well as the brass finial.
 

#241828E    Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in buff leather with round eagle breast plate in white metal    $175.00

#241828      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in buff leather with round eagle breast plate            $155.00

#241828BP      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in buff leather with brass oval breast plate            $175.00

 

#241828HR      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in black bridle leather with round eagle breast plate     $120.00

#241828HRBP      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in black bridle leather with brass oval breast plate            $135.00


#2410SC      1808 Scabbard for #2410 Baldric              $72.00

The scabbard fastens in the frog with a correct brass hook and the small finial tip is in brass also. Specify the type of triangle bayonet to be used in the scabbard; 1812, 1816, Charleville, or Brown Bess. (Specify Blade length)
 


#SCB2410      Pattern of 1828 Scabbard for #241828 Baldric              $95.00

Has a brass top and brass button. (Specify if you are using the 1816, 1842 or 1855 bayonet)


#2411      Pattern of 1840 US Waist Belt Scabbard, sewn frog (No Rivets) (White Buff Frog)              $110.00

#HS2411 Pattern of 1840 US Waist Belt Scabbard, sewn frog (No Rivets) (White Buff Frog) (fully hand sewn scabbard)   $190.00

Entering US service sometime during the 1840's was the angled sewn scabbard and frog design. It was made for use with the Model 1816 and Model 1835 type bayonets, coming in two different lengths 16 3/4" and 19 1/2".
(Specify if you are using the 1816 or 1842 bayonet)

These scabbards are made up to fit original bayonets or 1842 bayonet, if you are using this for a different please specify when ordering.


Bayonets

Bayonets are imported items; therefore, we have no control of production;.  Some fitting to the musket barrel may be required. 

You will need to do your own fitting.  We offer this service at an hourly rate only.


#7042      1816 Bayonet (Italian Made)      $175.00


#AS5052      1842 Bayonet (Italian Mfg)      $175.00


1842 Bayonet

 


Musket Slings


All Musket slings are now made in the stained finish.  For more information on stained finish please follow this link.


Gun Slings "musket sling"

From 1800 to 1839 there was litlle or no difference in the musket sling. This sling is based off the examples shown in the Summer 2002 Military Collector and Historian, Journal of the Company of Military Historians. This sling is 3'10" long and 1 1/4" wide. There is no buckle on this sling just one loop sewn to the sling and one loop that is not attached.

See pictures below

 

 

#270108            1808 Musket slings in buff leather     $75.00

#270108HR       1808 Musket sling in black bridle leather   $56.00

#270108R         1808 Musket sling in russet leather  $56.00


These musket Slings are sold in russet only.  They are not contracted for in black leather.

For instructions on how to put on a musket sling click here.


#271839    Pattern of 1839 Musket Sling               $57.00

(Fits the 1842 Musket, Mississippi Rifle, 1816, and 1835)


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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