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U. S. Cartridge Boxes
We make unmarked as well as marked cartridge boxes. Unmarked boxes were common in the Pattern 1857 version. If you prefer unmarked, just let us know. If you are representing particular theaters of operations and would enjoy copies of specific makers productions, I have listed separately those that we reproduce. These are high quality, handmade boxes with useable tins. I have made and collected cartridge boxes since 1972. We will trade for original cartridge boxes, cap pouches etc. Contract us for details.

All our U. S.  Accoutrements are custom made here in our shop in Neosho. They are hand sewn with hand waxed linen thread and made of top grade leather. The period finish is hand applied to finish out the items. Each item is a faithful copy of its original counterpart right down to the makers marks. Our in house graphic design team has painstaking recreated each makers mark in great detail. These are museum quality boxes suitable for use in reenacting, museum exhibition and for collectors of a dying art form.

 

FEATURES INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE

  • Hand Applied Period Finish
  • Hand Made Cartridge Box Tins
  • Hand Stitching with correct thread and stitches per inch
  • All hardware is period correct of correct materials and design
  • U.S.Priority Mail Postage
  • Customer Support Before and After Purchase

Pre-War/Early-War Pattern Boxes
 

Available In The Following Styles

  • Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber Round Ball Cartridge Box
  • Pattern 1839 Rifle or Carbine Cartridge Box for waist belt only
  • Boyd and Sons Boston Pattern 1839 Round Ball Cartridge Box With Makers Mark
Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber Round Ball Cartridge Box        

Front of Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber Round Ball Box
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Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber Round Ball Cartridge Box
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Pattern 1839 Round Ball Tool Pouch

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Back View Of Pattern 1839 Round Ball

Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge
Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber Round
Ball Cartridge Box

Shoulder Belt Waist Belt-Plates Sold Separate

P39/.69RBCART---------$150.00 Postage Paid

          to lower 48 United States

    Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

 
To Order Your Box

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Pattern 1839 Rifle or Carbine Cartridge Box for waist belt only (The Pattern 1839  Carbine Box  is exactly like the Rifle Cartridge Box but  without  the tool pouch.)

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Pattern 1839 Rifle or Carbine Cartridge
Box for waist belt only 
 
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge

Waist Belt and Plates Sold Separate

P39/.69RBCART---------$150.00 Postage Paid

          to lower 48 United States

    Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

To Order Your Box

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Boyd and Sons Boston Pattern 1839 Cartridge Box

 

Boyd and Sons Boston Pattern 1839 Cartridge Box
 
Our Boyd & Sons Reproduction has our painsteakingly reproduced
Boyd Markers Mark on the inside tool pouch flap just as the original
Boyd & Sons Cartridge Boxes.
 
We offer a Boyd Plate for your waist belt as well. 

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Front of Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber Round Ball Box
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Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber Round Ball Cartridge Box
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Pattern 1839 Round Ball Tool Pouch

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Back View Of Pattern 1839 Round Ball

 
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge
Boyd Pattern 1839 .69 Caliber
Round Ball Cartridge Box

Shoulder Belt Waist Belt-Plates Sold Separatehoulde

 

P39/BOYDCART------$150.00 Postage Paid

          to lower 48 United States

    Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

 
To Order Your Box

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Boyd and Son Belt Plate

Missouri Boot & Shoe is proud to offer our reproduction of the Boyd and Sons Belt Plate.  We make our reproduction just like the original. The plate is filled with lead then has a leather backing placed on it.  Stamped into the leather is the Boyd and Sons makers mark.  Don't forget to add one of these unique belt plates to your order.  

Boyd and Son Belt Plate 

Lead Filled With Leather Backing Stamped With The Boyd Maker's Mark

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    James Boyd
 
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Boyd and Son Belt Plate
BOYDPLATE------      
With Cartridge Box Belt-
                    -------$15.00
Ordered Separate
                   -------$21.00
to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

 
To Order Your Box

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Pattern 1857 Boxes
 
The Pattern 1857 Pattern Boxes are the early-war Federal contract boxes generally found without makers marks and with un-rivited belt loops.  Some boxes were made with the belt loops spaced widely apart per the New York Arsenal pattern.  The Allegheny Arsenal set had the belt loops centered under the shoulder belt loops.  

 

Available In The Following Styles

.58 Caliber Rifled Musket Cartridge Box

.69 Caliber Rifled Musket Cartridge Box

.69 Caliber Round Ball Cartridge Box
 
 
New York Arsenal Pattern 1857 Cartridge Boxes

Front View
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.Pattern 1857 .69 caliber round ball Cartridge Box

NOTE: Leather of Cartridge Box is uniformily black but has reflected back light from the camera flash in this photo.

Available in Arsenal Patterns
  • Jewell Pattern (Shown below)
  • New York Arsenal pattern with belt loops spaced widely apart
  • Allegheny Arsenal Arsenal with the belt loops centered under shoulder belt loops

At Right---View of the Pattern 1857  .69 caliber round ball cartridge box showing New York Arsenal style belt loops.

Back View
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Pattern 1857 .69 Caliber Round Ball Cartridge Box
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge
Pattern 1857 New York Cartridge Box
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Shoulder Belt Waist Belt-Plates Sold Separate

57NEWYORKCART----$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage Edit Text

To Order Your Box

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Jewell Pattern 1857 Cartridge Boxes

Jewell/Maker
Pattern 1857 Cartridge Box

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Close up of the Jewell
Makers Mark that is
stamped on the box
just as the originals.

Pattern 1857Jewell Cartridge Box .
Shoulder Belt Waist Belt-Plates Sold Separate
 
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge

57JEWELLCART----$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

 

 

To Order Your Box

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Front View
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.Pattern 1857 .69 caliber round ball Cartridge Box

Back View
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Pattern 1857 .69 Caliber Round Ball Cartridge Box
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The Jewell Factory (Circa 1860's)

located at the corner or Trumbull

and Hicks streets in Hartford, CN

 
Allegheny Arsenal Pattern 1857 Cartridge Boxes

Allegheny
Arsenal Arsenal
 
 
Pattern 1857 Allegheny Cartridge Box
 
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge

57ALLEGHENYCART----$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage Edit Text

PHOTOS TO BE
ADDED SOON
To Order Your Box

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1861 Newpaper Reports that 5,000
Sets being made per month of
Allegheny Arsenal Accoutrements.
July 9,1861 Philadelphia Inquirer
(Philadelphia, PA)
 

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U.S. Pattern 1857 .69 caliber Rifled Musket Box.

Leather of Cartridge Box is uniformily black but has reflected back light from the camera flash in this photo.

Pattern 1861 .69 Caliber Rifled Musket Cartridge Box .
Shoulder Belt,-Waist Belt-Plates Sold Separate
 
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge

61RIFLEDCART----$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

 

 

To Order Your Box

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NOTE: Leather of Cartridge Box is uniformily black but has reflected back light from the camera flash in this photo.

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Pattern 1861 Cartridge Boxes

The Pattern 1861 Boxes were the wartime contract boxes with rivited waist belt loops. Federal contractors were required to mark their products. Production began in July 1862. However some of the Pattern 1857 items made after Nov. 1861 reflect the rivits in the waist belt loops as there was something of a transitional period. The .69 caliber smoothbore boxes went out of production in February 1862. Following that date, when smoothbore 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.

Pattern 1861 Cartridge Box
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Shown open exposing tool pouch
 
Eastern Contractors:
  • C. S. Storms New York Pattern 1861 Cartridge Box
  • J. B. Thaxter Portland Maine 1861 Cartridge Box
Western Contractor:
  • J. B. Sickles St. Louis Pattern 1861 Cartridge Box
 

Available In The Following Styles

.58 caliber rifled musket

.69 caliber rifled musket

Eastern Contractor:Pattern 1861 C. S. Storms New Your Cartridge
 
 

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Front of C. S. Storms Box

Shoulder Belt Sold Separately

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View Of C.S. Storms
Tool Pouch
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Back of C.S. Storms Box 

Shoulder Belt Sold Separately

Pattern 61 Storms
New Your Cartridge Box

 

Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge

61STORMSNYCART----$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

 
 
C. S. Storms
New Your Cartridge
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To Order Your Box

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Eastern Contractor J. B. Thaxter Portland Maine 1861 Cartridge Box

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Front of J.B. Thaxter Box

Shoulder Belt Sold Separately

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View of J.B. Thaxter Box
 
J. B. Thaxter Portland Maine
1861 Cartridge Box
 
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge
J.B. Thaxter Portland Main 1861 Cartridge Box

61THAXTERCART----$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

To Order Your Box

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Western Contractor J. B. Sickles St. Louis Pattern 1861 Cartridge Box
 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, J. B. Sickles was a well established St. Louis firm. Originally located at 509 N. Main Street, Sickles manufactured all types of horse tack as well as selling saddlery hardware.

 

Sickles produced at least 10,000 sets of infantry accoutrements during the Civil War. Incorporated in 1882 the company continued in business well into hte 1940's.

 

Our reproduction Sickles cartridge box is copied from an original that featured extensive use of waxed flesh leather in the latch tab, tool pouch, as well as waist and shoulder belt loops. The use of waxed flesh leather is indicative of the leather shortages create by war-time demand. The original box is believed to have been issued to a Kansas soldier.

 
 
J.B. Sickles Advertisement from
the 1842 Saint Louis Directory
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Open View of J.B. Sickles Cartridge Box
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Visible on the inside of the flap is the
leather thong used to attach the brass
U. S. oval box plate.

Shoulder Belt  and Box PlateSold Separately

 
 
 

Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge

J. B. Sickles St. Louis Pattern 1861 Cartridge Box

P61SICKLESCART------$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

To Order Your Box

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U.S. Pattern 1861 .69 caliber Rifled Musket Cartridge Box
 
 
 
 
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Pattern 1861 .69 Caliber Rifled Musket Cartridge Box .
Shoulder Belt,-Waist Belt-Plates Sold Separate
 
Cartridge Box Tins Are Included At No Extra Charge

61RIFLEDCART----$150.00 Postage Paid

to lower 48 United States

Shipped via U S Priority Mail

*FREE U. S. Priority Mail Postage

 

 

To Order Your Box

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U. S. Accoutrements
Sold In
Sets and Individually

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U.S. Accoutrement Sets

U.S. Cartridge Boxes

U.S. Cap Boxes

U. S. Shoulder Belts-Waist Belts-Plates

U. S. Scabbards, Gun & Canteen Straps

Confederate Accoutrements
Sold In
Sets and Individually
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Confederate Accoutrements Sets

Confederate Bayonets

C.S. Belts, Slings, Straps and Plates

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Footwear Care How To Guide

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C. S. Wooden Buttons

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Order Form and Instructions For Placing Order

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