1861 Pattern J. B. Thaxter .58 caliber Rifled Musket Set
The Pattern 1861 J. B. Thaxter .58 caliber Rifled Musket Set comes complete with the Cartridge Box, Cap Box, Shoulder Belt, Waist Belt, Bayonet Scabbard, Brass Eagle Plate, Brass Waist Belt Plate and the Brass Box Plate.
The wartime contract Cartridge Box has riveted waist belt loops but was also designed to be used with a Cartridge Box Shoulder Belt. The Cartridge Box has a tool pouch on the front to hold a cleaning kit and removable tins to hold and protect the black powder and paper cartridges used in the rifled muskets.
The Cap Box is the New York Arsenal style with the closing tab made as a continuation of the leather flap that fastened over a brass finial to keep the Cap Box closed. The Cap Box was lined with lambs wool to help keep the percussion caps inside. Each box also has a standard issue piece of spring steel inside which can be used for removing debris stuck inside the percussion nipple.