EARLY WAR COLT NAVY HOLSTER

$700.00

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Item Code: 172-5392

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This exact pattern of holster, though for an 1860 army, is illustrated by Meadows (1987) page 66 with his comments that it is, “of good quality but non-standard design. It could be a privately manufactured Union holster but it also has many characteristics of Confederate manufactured holsters.” The holster is set up to hold an 1851 Navy with the butt to the rear (or possibly butt forward on the wearer’s left,) and has a belt loop that widens slightly at the top to better distribute the weight of the pistol. The loop is sewn only, with no rivet reinforcements, as is the latch tab on the flap, secured by a simple straight line of stitching, which is a sign of early war manufacture. The seams and toe plug are intact. The finish shows crackling and crazing under old polish. The reverse back edge of the flap shows finish loss under old polish where it would have rubbed against the wearer’s side.

This is very good example of a scarce pattern Civil War military holster.  [sr]

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