August 15, 2009

Lot 319
Lot of 5 pieces. First two are round wood dowels with a notch cut 2.5" from one end and a hole bored through the center to accept a small rope. The third item is a canvas haversack from the early 20th century. Front flap, marked U. S. Canvas, and is good. Haversack
retains itís buckle and strap. Has brass loops for shoulder strap. Fourth item is a large canvas strap with two iron handles attached to leather pads sewn to the canvas. Leather pads are stamped Rock Island Armory E.H.S. Front side of canvas has two pouch areas and is labeled Belly Cincha Ammunition Pack Saddle Hotchkiss Mt. Gun Pack. A rare accessory for the mountain gun. Last item is a bayonet frog with a long brass belt hook and U S in a quarter-sized circle. Leather is still soft but has a crackle finish.
Estimate $300 - 500.