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  1. #1
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    1855 Riflemans Belt

    I've done searches all over the place to no avail. I'm looking for pictures of the inside of an 1855 riflemans belt, and how the belt adjusts. I've seen the narrow straps on the interior of the belt, but have no idea how it attaches to the rest. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
    Scott Sheets
    Joliet, IL

    36th Illinois
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    Re: 1855 Riflemans Belt

    Scott,
    There is a drawing of a M1855 Rifleman's Belt on page 8 of Francis A. Lord's Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia, Vol 1, which should help you. I will try to post the picture, but if it does not work, please e-mail me and I will send you the scan.

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    Chuck Mood
    LtColMood@aol.com

  3. #3
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    Re: 1855 Riflemans Belt

    Scott..The backstraps loop through the buckle and back under. the Riflemens belt slides for the knapsack J hooks act as keepers for the slim adjusting straps when the belt is sized to fit......YHS Paul Lopes
    paul lopes

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    Re: 1855 Riflemans Belt

    Thanks for the picture and information, that makes a lot of sense. Might have to make one, pretty neat belt.
    Scott Sheets
    Joliet, IL

    36th Illinois
    Dirty Shirts

  5. #5
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    Re: 1855 Riflemans Belt

    Parsley's Brass makes the hardware set... its not a hard belt to put together except for the throg details.... try it.. Paul Lopes
    paul lopes

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