IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR FLAP HOLSTER FOR STARR REVOLVER – OSCAR S. STOCKING

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Item Code: 172-5633

Hard to find, this is a black leather holster made to accommodate a Starr revolver. On top of that, this item is identified to a trooper in the 1st and 9th Michigan Cavalry.

The holster “pocket” measures about 9.5” along its front edge. Holster is made from two pieces of black bridle leather; the flap being stitched to the body. The body is sewn together along the back edge. The closure tab is sewn and riveted to the underside of the flap, and remains unbroken. The associated brass finial is attached to the body. Holster has a wide belt loop on the reverse that measures 3.5” wide at the top and is stitched and riveted in place. Holster body retains its leather plug closing the end of the holster.

General outline of a revolver is visible in the leather. There are no maker’s marks visible. Leather is in very good condition with only general surface crazing and cracking.

A name and other information is written in ink on the inside of the flap and remains partially visible. It reads: “Oscar S. Stocking / Co. F 1st_” with several additional lines only partially visible. Perhaps these would be visible under black light.

Oscar Stocking was from Lapeer, Michigan when he enlisted as a Private in Company F, 1st Michigan Cavalry on August 20, 1861. He was captured in his first battle on May 25, 1862 at “First Winchester.” No other details regarding his eventual exchange. On May 26, 1863 he mustered into Company H, 9th Michigan Cavalry. He is listed as deserting on January 12, 1864 while he was at Knoxville, Tennessee. He died in 1885 and is buried in Stiles Cemetery in Lapeer, Michigan.

This is a nice identified flap holster for a Starr revolver.  [jet] [ph:L]

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