J. B Sickles 1861 Cartridge Box
J. B. Sickles St. Louis Pattern 1861 Shoulder Belt & Cartridge Box Combo. Choose from the Pattern 1861 J. B. Sickles St. Louis Pattern 1861 .58 Caliber Rifle Musket Cartridge Box or .69 Caliber Rifle Musket Cartridge Box. Choose which caliber when checking out. (Plates shown in photos are sold separately.) The Cartridge comes with tins at no extra charge.
The Cartridge Box made of top grade leather and is hand sewn with hand waxed linen thread. A period finish is hand applied to finish out the the Cartridge Box. It is a faithful copy of its original counterpart.
The J. B Sickles Pattern 1861 Cartridge Box is a wartime contract box with riveted waist belt loops. Federal contractors were required to mark their products. Production began in July 1862. The .69 caliber smooth bore boxes went out of production in February 1862. Following that date, when smooth bore arms were issued the .69. rifled musket box was issued. When necessary, cartridge boxes were issued on the basis of if the ammunition fits, use it.