SINGLE SADDLE HOLSTER AND COMPLETE YOKE

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Item Code: 30-2171

The tradition of horsemen carrying their pistols in saddle holsters rather than on the belt was an old one and even after belt holsters came into fashion, saddle holsters were preserved for higher ranking officers, and were often part of the “saddle furniture” a well-mounted officer might display. This is a solidly made example constructed of black bridle leather preserving an excellent finish. Unfortunately, while the yoke is complete, only one holster remains. The holster seems intended for a Colt Army or Navy. The body is solid and the brass end cap is firmly in place as is the brass stud for fastening a holster cover.

The holsters were attached to the yoke by stitching alone and either the stitching gave way on the other holster or it was intentionally removed by simply cutting the thread. It seems that it was intentional as there are no tears to the leather. The yoke is complete and has the correct upper and lower cross straps, the lower one to be secured to the saddle and the upper pierced with four holes through which saddle covers could be laced. These were removable for cleaning, but also enabled a buyer to chose among leather covers, bearskin, embroidered cloth, etc.

This is a good example for restoration or for display with a pistol.  [sr]

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