Federal Carbine Sling Buckle - High Quality


Item: Federal Carbine Sling Buckle - High Quality
Construction: Cast brass with middle bar and rotating tongues.
Use: Fastened the cavalryman's leather sling which carried a carbine.
Condition: Excellent, excavated, unmarked. Its brass has a pleasing brown patina. Both of the original belt attachment tongues are present and freely rotate. There are no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Recovered: Unknown 
Approximate size: 52 x 84 mm.
Reference: Similar examples of Federal carbine sling buckles are pictured in:

  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch, page 193, item 1.
  • "American Military Belt Plates" by Michael J. O'Donnell and J. Duncan Campbell, on page 476.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillip, page 22.

Scans of the above noted reference book pages are included in the additional images.

Comments: If you are looking for a high quality excavated carbine sling buckle, then this one is for you. This example will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War buckle or general relic collection. 

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