Have secured white leather and am interested in making waist and crossbelts for Mexican War Private's uniform (Regular Infantry Regiment).
I've found that Brassey's says waistbelt was 2" wide and Jarnagin says it was 1 1/2" wide. Do not have 1839 Regulations to consult. Buckle dimensions also needed. Also wondering about the shoulder belt's width and the belt plate diameter. I assume the design was same as Civil War?
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Eric Johnson (In New York City)
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