Cartridge box

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A cartridge box of Polish 18th century infantry

The cartridge box was a box to carry cartridges. It was worn on the soldier's right hip, on a belt in front of the soldier's belly ("ventral cartridge box", "gargoussier"), or on a shoulder belt.[1][2][3][4]


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