1820's, 1830's Cartridge boxes, Belt, Baldric, Bayonet, Bayonet Scabbard, Musket Sling and Artillery Leather


C & D Jarnagin Company

1825 leather gear


Cartridge Boxes


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All smooth (bridle) 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 pictures of the dyeing process in action please follow the link below.

To see more pictures how they dyed leather during the 19th century.


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.


 

#EL201  Early Pattern 1808 Cartridge Box      $230.00

At the direction of Secretary of War Henry Dearborn the Purveyor of Public Supplies Tench Cox began working on new accoutrements late in 1807.  It would appear that with the anticipated large increase in the the Regular Army and desire to more uniformly equip the state militias the intent was to create "national patterns" for accouterments.   The description of the box is as follows:  Cartridge Box -- the wood in point to contain 26 cartridges, with a tin case under the wood, in 3 apartments, those at the ends of equal size to contain 12 cartridges, the middle one flints, on the outside of the box under the flap a place for oil rags, ect., a black leather belt of 2 1/2 inches, secured by strong buckles in the bottom.   

A later description of the new box dated 31 May 1808 is as follows:  I am not purchasing cartouche boxes, but proposals may be sent is --- our new boxes are with blocks bored for 26 cartridges of ball nineteen to the pound of stout leather, having under the Block a tin with three compartments for 6 cartridges to be in each end compartments end for flints and oil rags in the middle one.  To this a little leather pocket in the front of the cartridge box affords admittance.    Copy from Military Collector and Historian, Journal of the Company of Military Historians, Vol. 37 #2.  Written by Frederick Gaede, Page 98. 

 

These early boxes did not have inner flaps or ears.  Our reproduction is a black box with a wooden block bored for 26 rounds and a tin with three compartments.  There is a pocket "door" in the box to allow access to the center compartment of the tin through the body of the box.  

Please order sling separately.

 


#201      Pattern of 1808 "late" Cartridge Box .69 caliber               $240.00

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.

Please order sling separately.

 

              


# 20033     Pattern of 1828 Cartridge Box             $260.00

In the summer of 1828 a change was suggested change was made to the standard infantry cartridge box.  The suggestion was to add an ornate embossment on the flap of the box.  This was the standard infantry box until the Fenwick Ordnance board change the pattern in 1839.

Please order sling separately.


# 203RW  Militia Cartridge Box  $250.00

We have copied this box from one in the Jarnagin Collection.  This box came to us from the North Carolina back woods.  The box comes with a wooden block bored for 24 holes, and there is a compartment under the block for storage of flint extra cartridges and etc.   There is a unique geometric pattern in the original box that has been painstakingly copied in the reproduction.  This box is designed to be carried on a sling.   

Please order sling separately.


Cartridge Box Belts (slings)

These were contracted for both black bridle leather and buff (white buff)

These slings are 2 1/2 inches wide and 66" long.  If longer length is required please specify when placing your order.

#1808SLHR        1808 Cartridge Box Sling  This is a bridle leather dyed black.     $50.00

#1808SLB   1808 Cartridge Box Sling This is a buff sling.      $74.95

 

Militia Cartridge Box Slings

#262      Linen Sling (Natural Color with leather ends) 2" Wide   $33.50

#263      Black Treated Linen Sling with leather ends 2" Wide      $42.00



Pattern of 1808 Shoulder Belt (Baldric)

The Pattern of 1808 shoulder belt is 2 1/2" wide made of white buff or black bridle leather. Both types were manufactured concurrently with neither superseding the other. It is thought that the black bridle leather examples are the earliest pattern. During the War of 1812 a shortage of buff leather caused the government to order 25,000 "black leather belts for cartouche boxes and bayonet scabbards." The shortage of white leather appears to have been a problem as late as 1817 as requisitions for black leather continue through that year.
With the shoulder belt (baldric) comes a wide, double throated frog which may have been patterned after earlier British examples. Soldiers carried the bayonet in the lower frog, if promoted to sergeant the bayonet was carried in the upper frog and the sword was carried in the lower frog. The Pattern of 1808 shoulder belt and scabbard went through a long career in US service being replaced by the Pattern of 1828.

This comes with the Oval Brass plate if a white Metal plate is needed please specify when ordering.
 

#2410     Pattern of 1808 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in Buff Leather with brass oval plate      $150.00

#2410WP     Pattern of 1808 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in Buff Leather with Silver oval plate      $150.00

 

#2410HR      Pattern of 1808 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in black bridle leather with brass oval Plate     $120.00

#2410HRWP      Pattern of 1808 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in black bridle leather with Silver oval Plate     $120.00

 

 


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 1840. They continued in field service until replaced due to wear or damage.

Comes with Round Eagle breastplate.

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    $140.00

#241828      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in buff leather with round eagle breast plate            $138.95

#241828BP      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in buff leather with brass oval breast plate            $140.00

 

#241828HR      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in black bridle leather with round eagle breast plate     $103.95

#241828HRBP      Pattern of 1828 Shoulder Belt (Baldric) in black bridle leather with brass oval breast plate            $120.00


 

#2410SC      1808 Scabbard for #2410 Baldric              $60.00

 

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              $76.50

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

 


Bayonets

#7040     Bayonet for 2nd Model Brown Bess  (Italian made)  $100.00

#7041   Bayonet for Charleville Musket           $32.50   Temporarily unavailable

 

#7042      1816 Bayonet (Italian Made)      $175.00


Gun Slings "musket sling"

From 1800 to 1839 there was little or no difference in the musket sling.  This sling is based off and article 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     $70.00

#270108HR       1808 Musket sling in black bridle leather   $48.00

#270108R         1808 Musket sling in russet leather  $48.00


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

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


#271839    Pattern of 1839 Musket Sling               $48.00

(Fits the 1842 Musket, Mississippi Rifle, 1816, and 1835)  This is the first sling made of russet leather and brass hook.  This sling is 44" long, and this is true that the sling for the 42 musket is shorter than that of the 1855.  For more information on this sling please see Summer 2002 issue Military Collector and Historian, Journal of the Company of Military Historians.


#270RW        18th Century Waistbelt         $55.00

This belt utilizes a military type buckle, brass with iron tongue.  It is well suited for military, militia, or frontier civilian use. 

Specify your waist measurement at your naval.

 

Finishes Available:

Brown (oil finish)  Roughout

Brown (oil finish) Smoothout

Black Roughout

Black Smoothout

White Buff  (add $22.00)


#2911812 1812 Gunner's haversack.   $299.00

This is a special order item.  


#2901812 1812 Tube pouch and belt set      $175.00

When ordering this item please specify a waist size. 


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              $14.95

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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