Complete and original with all the brass fixtures, no breaks or weak spots but with some crackling in the surface finish as evidence of age and originality, this leather accoutrement is offered from a Bannerman Island military goods salvage sail of many years past. Per text offered in their 1903 Francis Bannerman Military Goods Catalogue, the Mod. 1873 carrying brace was worn over the shoulders with straps for attaching haversack, knapsack or other load to be carried. The piece is Rock Island Arsenal marked and offered as found after decades of storage. While the new owner may want to apply a light coat of Lexol or other appropriate preservative we'd leave this now rare accoutrement just as it is, untouched and still tied with hemp twine just as it came from Bannerman Island. An exceptional Indian War vintage item! As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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