U.S. NAVY M-1870 REMINGTON HOLSTER MODIFIED FOR USE WITH METALLIC CARTRIDGE REVOLVERS

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Item Code: 172-5634

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This small black leather holster was originally made for the M-1870 Remington single shot pistol. Between 1873 and 1889 these holsters were modified at various U.S. Navy yards to accommodate Colt and Remington revolvers that were converted to fire metallic cartridges.

The holster “pocket” measures about 7.5” along its front edge. Holster body is made from a single piece of black bridle leather sewn closed along the back edge and had top flap stitched to the body. This flap “buttoned” closed with the typical brass finial attached to the outside. The top flap here had the rear portion trimmed off to fit the newer revolvers. Holster has a 1.5” wide belt loop on the reverse that is stitched in place. Holster body does not have a leather plug closing the end of the holster. A small cartridge pouch was also added during the modification process. This was sewn to the outside face of the holster just below the previously mentioned brass finial. The pouch was expandable to hold six cartridges, with a cover flap, and closing tab which extended all the way around the holster. This tab was held closed in the traditional fashion by an additional brass finial added to the back side of the holster. There are no makers’ marks visible.

In overall very good condition, this holster shows light use. Entire leather body shows crazing but no loss of the surface finish. This is a rare, Navy flap holster used during a time of transition.  [jet] [ph:L]

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