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Shotgun Cartridge Belt

Antique Catalog Belt with 16 Gauge Loops

Circa 1880’s

A seldom seen and very rare shotgun cartridge belt from the frontier era. This piece of western leather is marked with the logo “The Old Dog (picture of dog) Trade Mark”. Most likely this is an antique catalog belt. It is 2 ½” wide x 41” long with 31 loops for 16 gauge shotgun shells.

Shotgun Cartridge Belt

The photos show ten empty 16 gauge brass shot shells in the loops and are included with the belt. All the original stitching is intact and both ends of the belt are nicely decorated with large period spots.

31 Loops for 16 gauge for this Shotgun Cartridge Belt
Shotgun Cartridge Belt with old copper rivets at top of belt

The bottom of the belt shows an attractive stamped border tooling. The original nickel plated buckle is completely oxidized with just traces of nickel showing. Stamped on the tongue is the Old Dog logo – see photos. Also, there are two old copper rivets at the top of the belt, one on each end, that at one time held a strap for over the shoulders and behind the neck. This helped hold the heavily loaded belt around the waist.

Attractive stamp border tooling of "Old Dog Trademark"

This is a rare early piece in very good condition with no damage or degradation of the leather.


Clarks Antiques – Antique Gun Leather – Shotgun Cartridge Belt – Price $550.00

Item #1542


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