A nice looking, serviceable example of the 1874 pattern Dyer pouch for .45/70 Carbine ammunition.
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Pattern 1874 Dyer Cavalry Carbine Pouch, made and marked Rock Island Arsenal. Has inspector stamps on the loops. This pattern was lined with a reddish wool fleece, to keep .45/70 cartridges from rattling about, and to keep them from developing verdigris, a common occurrence when cartridges were held in leather loops.
The capacity was supposedly 40 rounds, but that was considerably more than was carried in these pouches.
Condition overall is very good, with a strong embossed US in oval. Scuffing and wear primarily on the sides and on the flap. Stitching is tight and leather supple. Wool is sound and all intact. A nice example for the money, great for display.