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What exactly is this HOLSTER?

Article about: My holster has stamped unit markings on the outside of the flap, as you can see, and it also has inked unit markings on the inside of the flap. Yours, as has been said, is probably un-issued

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    Default What exactly is this HOLSTER?

    This holster was given to me by my uncle a few years back. I have not researched it much at all. I'll post pics and hopefully they will come out fine. No flashes were used. Is it even the real deal? All opinions and discussions are highly welcomed: Okay here we go:

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    Here is the Makers Marks:

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    Here are details and stitching, ect.

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    The U.S. Stamp fairly close
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    I hope these pictures will suffice. I thank you all for your analysis. It'd be nice if this is real, but who knows with all the damn fakes out there. WWI is not my strong suit.

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    It seems to be a holster for the .45 colt and S&W 1917 revolver made by Graton and Knight , it seems to be real, but I think some other guys can judge that.
    Greetings, Simon

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    I don't know if it is authentic or repro, but I would say it looks to be designed for a revolver. Thats my guess.

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    This holster was made for the Mod 1892 Colt 38 DA New Army/Navy revolver. They were used until well into WWI when they were finally replaced by the Colt 1911 45 Auto's. I have the identical holster on my 1904 Colt. This one is genuine, of course, and looks to be in excellent condition. These sell for anywhere from a hundred to $175 in this shape.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I would go revolver also,Round revolver barrel as opposed to squarish 1911A1 slide.
    Just my guess.
    Cheers
    Dave

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    Here's a photo of mine to show you what goes in it.


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    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I really appreciate you all taking the time to post on this. You all are getting me interested in WWI now! That's super cool. What grade you all put on this one? Nice to know i have a real relic! Soon it will be 100 yrs old. Nice.
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    Your holster is in excellent condition, although it does not appear to be Unit marked as many of them are. It also still has the brass ring and plug, which are quite often found missing over time. If you were going to keep it and use it, I would have suggested to condition the leather abit, maybe with some saddle soap or Red Wing oil or some such, but as it sits, it's still in very nice shape and is certainly desirable by collectors for their army Colts.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I appreciate your advice and all the help gentlemen. This piece has been always been stored and rarely touched. It's been put back in a well, safe and dry place. Does this holster have a specific issue number? Is it possible the unit marking may be on the inside of the holster? Didn't look there.

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    I believe it's an unissued piece, or very lightly used, which is why it is in such
    great condition - and also why it has no unit markings. You would usually
    see 'in-and-out' wear from a pistol, and darkened leather just like
    the one in the pics William posted.

    Very nice holster.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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