Gargoussier or French belly box – Embossed with royal arms

“Gargoussier” is the French term for a ventral cartridge box. This model is perfectly documented for the New France compagnies franches de la Marine. It was used from the year 1750 to the fall of the colony to British hands. Some metropolitan French troops may had a similar model. The outside flap is made of red leather to imitate Russia leather. It is stamped in gold leaf with the French royal arms. The pouch and pocket are made in vegetal sheep leather, imported from France. The hardwood block holds 9 cartridges. This reproduction is made accordingly to period documents specifications and artefacts from Louisbourg Fortress (Cape Breton) and Fort Beausejour (New Brunswick). 



$150.00 | CA$200,00

New batch available as of August 7, 2016 - limited quantities