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This is copied from an original carried by Capt. Benjamin Wade of the first Miss Light Artillery. This is a great pouch to carry the personal items needed by any reenactor to help portray soldiers life in the field. It has three pockets, with the second one having a flap. There are loops for holding pencils as well located at the top. The outer part is made from enameled cloth lined in red with other shirt material making up two of the pockets and the last one of enameled cloth. It has a large bone button closure.
This pattern is the first of the half-moon style 10 round ball-bags. The stated purpose of the ball bag was to hold ten rounds of rifle ammunition in the front of the soldier for immediate use while another 50 rounds were kept in package, in the cartridge box at the rear of the belt. Interestingly, I could find no reference to this initial ball bag pattern having anything inside of it (such as cap pouches or oil cans) as was found in later patterns. However, very soon after, on October 21, 1859 this pattern was changed to include the inside loop for the oil can. It should be noted here that there was obviously no need for a cap pouch inside the bag since the regular Army was using a separate cap pouch at that time (the pattern of 1856 or 1857 ) known as the “angled cap pouch”. This cap pouch was worn on the cartridge pouch belt about the center of the chest.
The third pattern British ball bag is what was issued to English Volunteer Rifle Regiments. In a British War Office Memorandum (of 13 July, 1859) the English changed the way their British Volunteer Rifles were accoutered. Sometime shortly after the memorandum noted above there was a significant change in the volunteer equipment as follows: “Accouterments will consist of waist-belt of black or brown leather, sliding frog for bayonet scabbard, ball-bag containing cap pocket and twenty-round pouch.”
1855 Rifleman’s belt $220.00 (please state which frog style when ordering.)
This is copied after our original belt which is a waxed leather belt for the 1855 sword bayonet with the staple in the throat. This belt is not for use with the 1855 rifled musket (3 bands) but it used with the Mississippi rifle or the (2 Band) 1855 rifle.
In the pictures you will see two different frogs on the belt and the one with strap and buckle is for the 1855 rifle sword bayonet with the staple and the one with just the hole is for the sword bayonet with the button.
This belt is not for the 1855 (3 Band) musket with the triangular bayonet!!!!!
Please note the differences between the two frogs, one with strap and buckle is for the 1855 rifle sword bayonet with the staple and the one with just the hole is for the sword bayonet with the button.
I looked at the original to this sling many years ago and it was thought to have been made in Tennessee. I looked at it very closely and it was of the period but no marks could be found to tell where it was made other than it was definitely Confederate. Odd enough is the brass ring and steel snap. Although the original was black it could have been made in russet if the supply of black dyed leather ran out.
#ENF0310 English pattern mess tin $209.50
#PW124 Preservation Wax $12.95
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 $15.95
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.
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