Civil War, English Leather, French leather, Enfield Cartridge box, Cap box, pouches, bayonet scabbard, frog, knapsack, snake belt, sword belt, mess tin, musket slings

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English and French Imported Equipment


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. 


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All smooth out leather items (black and russet) are finished with period stains or dyes, using period dyeing and finishing 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 more pictures how they dyed leather during the 19th century.

French Pattern Cartridge Box of 1845 For Light Infantry

This is one of the French imported boxes used by Zouaves. It is completely hand sewn and is available in black only. This box has two leather dividers sewn to the inside of the box as original were done.

I have seen one American made copy of this box so they must have been used more than was originally thought. 




# 7070   1845 French Pattern Cartridge Box (black only)......... $245.50

 


English Imported Equipment

 

 

 

#238      British Army Belt (Snake Buckle) (Black)              $84.00

(Provide Waist Measurement)
Copied from the original in our collection. These are authentic to the stitch.


#ENF239  British Army NCO Sword belt  (Snake Buckle)  (Black Bridle or Waxed Leather)   $220.00

(Provide Waist Measurement)


#200A     British Enfield Cartridge Box             $250.00
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         


English Pattern Ball Bags

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.

Regular Army ball bag (pattern of Oct. 21, 1859) Waxed leather (vegetable tanned leather finished on the rough side). $225.00

Regular Army ball bag (pattern of Oct. 21, 1859) Buff leather. $245.00

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ball bag detail

 

 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.”

Volunteer Pattern Ball bag with cap internal cap pocket Waxed leather (vegetable tanned leather finished on the rough side). $225.00

 

volunteer pattern ball bag


 

#BRIT45WB   British pattern of 1856 or 1857(?) cap pouch in whitened buff leather  $89.00

This is the cap pouch that was carried on the cartridge box sling.  The white buff ones were issued to the line troops.  There is not nipple pick supplied with this pouch.  This pouch is complete hand sewn.  Both the black and buff ones show up in pictures of Confederate troops.

#BRIT45HR  British pattern of 1856 or 1857(?) cap pouch in black bridle leather  $99.00

This is the cap pouch that was carried on the cartridge box sling.  The black bridle ones were issued to the rifle regiments.  There is not nipple pick supplied with this pouch.  This pouch is complete hand sewn.  Both the black and buff ones show up in pictures of Confederate troops.



#ENF0309      Isaac and Campbell Knapsack (Completely Hand Sewn)       $396.95

The Isaac and Campbell knapsack is copied from the original in our collection and the one at Shiloh National Battlefield. The knapsack at Shiloh contained a wooden frame, this makes the knapsack carry better so we include the wooden frame. The bag is made of black treated cotton. The corners are leather. There is a wooden reinforcement at the top of the back closure flap. There are two loops to carry your mess tins. We have the correct hardware including the brass j-hooks and loops that fasten onto the straps. There is no provision for blanket carriage.
Here is a back view.

The bag is 15" wide X 14 1/2" Length X 3 1/2" deep.

 


#ENF0310  English pattern mess tin  $185.00


#ENF0248      (British) Bayonet Scabbard (Without Frog) for P53 Enfield Rifled Musket (Black Only) We only make this on in the hand sewn type $120.00

This scabbard is for the British Pattern 1853 Rifled Musket.

This style scabbard was used heavily by the confederates.  The Federal use of this scabbard is very limited, such as the 44th Mass, which was issued equipment from a captured blockade runner.

Our reproduction of this scabbard is for use with the #ENF2601 frog. The brass throat and finial are exacting replications of the original in our collection. This scabbard can be made for either reproduction or original bayonets, please indicate which you are using.




Items in photo from left to right: 2604, 2603, ENF2601

#ENF2601      (British Pattern) Bayonet Frog for P53 Enfield (Black Only) (Hand Sewn)              $46.00

Intended for use with the P53 Enfield musket this frog does not have the buckle arrangement per British usage.





#2602      Bayonet Frog for Enfield Sword Bayonet (Black Only) (Hand Sewn)              $46.00

This frog is intended for use with the Enfield sword bayonet and comes with the buckle and strap arrangement.

 


#2705  British pattern musket sling in black leather  $69.50

 

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#2705WB British pattern musket sling in (white) Buff leather $66.50

 

Buff English Musket sling

 


#2709  Austrian or Belgium Musket sling   $49.95

This is copied off an original sling that I picked that is for either the Austrian Lorenz or the Potsdam muskets.  This is the sling that would have been shipped from Europe and is not one made here in the US. 


Crown soap-  4oz of soap in a tin container $6.95

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                            $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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