Posted 2 years ago
Purchased at auction, I believe this is a model 1895 "pillbox" forage cap of the kind used during the Indian wars and the Spanish American war. the device on the front has crossed Crag rifles. The frame is wicker with a strong leather reinforcement. Strap and buttons are missing. Leather is still attached inside. I could find no markings. This is older than I usually collect. I would appreciate everyone's opinions whether I have identified it correctly.