M1876 Prairie Belt

Model 1876 Prairie Belt with the 1879 modification, i.e., the addition of three brass rings at the Watervliet Arsenal. The belt was to be used with the 1878 trial bayonet scabbard . This belt has not been shortened in any way. It has the issued 54 loops and the short tongue. It is in used condition, and the brass hook of the hunting knife has worn the top of several loops. The tongue is marked WATERVLIET/ARSENAL on the outside and there are several sub-inspector marks on the inside of the tongue.. There are no regimental marks on the belt. $475 + S/H. Contact Al at 937-399-5002 or email him at afrasca@erinet.com

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