1860s ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR SOLDIER NECK STOCK LEATHERNECK GUARD VERY RARE. DESCRIPTION: Offered to you is this 1860s original Civil War soldier neck stock leatherneck guard VERY RARE.These were worn by both British and American marines during the Civil War but their origins date back to the Napoleonic wars and even earlier. Made of thick leather it served a dual purpose, one was to keep the soldier chin up giving him a more respectable posture and the other is to protect the neck from cavalry saber cuts. This is where the popular nickname leathernecks for marines at the time is derived from. Measures 3 1/2 at its widest point.
Scarce and highly collectable item. Thank you for your patience and understanding. They are in no way advertised, recommended or authorized to be used as medical equipment today.TERMS OF SALE: - All items are guaranteed genuine and as described. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".
The seller is "globalantiques" and is located in this country: BG. This item can be shipped worldwide.