Search Our Catalog

US Model 1851 Sword Belt Rig with Pistol Cartridge Box
Item #: WR990
Click on an image to enlarge
This is a Model 1851 sword belt rig from the Indian Wars period. The black tooled leather belt measures 46" long and 1 3/4" wide. The short sword drop measures 13 1/2" long including the snap swivel, while the long drop is 28 1/2" long including the swivel. The leather is in very good condition, and while it shows plenty of wear from use it is still very pliable and strong. There is very little crazing, no tears, splits or holes in the leather anywhere. The stitching is still very strong and unbroken. The two sword drops are very strong and would still support the weight of a saber. The pistol cartridge box is in very good condition as well. There is no visible makers mark or inspector cartouche. The only flaw the box has is the leather latching tab. It is not broken, but is now stuck to the brass closure finial. The new owner can take a chance trying to get it open, I'm afraid it will break when I try! The 1851 Sword belt plate is the officer's type with the applied silver wreath. The plate and keeper are both bench marked, but do not match. The plate is marked 159 and the keeper is stamped 495. This old Model 51 sword belt rig would go well with any Indian War display, specially on a mannequin.
Your Price $1,000.00 USD

Sorry we are not accepting on line orders at this time. If you are interested in an item please contact me at 615 717 7792 or email me at

If you have ordered or are considering ordering an antique weapon or artifact from our website please be advised that these artifacts and antique weapons are sold strictly as collectible antiques.

We strongly recommends that these artifacts be enjoyed and appreciated for their historical significance and not ever fired. By ordering you are acknowledging these facts, warnings and assume full responsibility for your personal actions with regard to them.

We DO NOT sell modern firearms , all our inventory is pre 1898 and are classified by the ATF as antiques and require no government paperwork to own.