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Civil War Cavalry Pistol Holster
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Regulation Civil War Union cavalry holster for the Colt Army or Remington .44 Caliber revolver. Starting in March, 1863,the government started supplying holsters that would fit either the Colt or the Remington. This is a good example, with a firmly attached original latch tab secured by a rivet and semicircle of stitching and an intact belt loop on the reverse. Regulation butt-forward configuration. The toe plug is in place. Seams are intact with no gaps. I see just one spot, no more than 1/4 inch at the top where one or two of the threads popped from putting the revolver into and out of the holster and it looks like the previous collector put a small dab of glue in the seam at that point to keep it from going further and it is solid. The holster still holds the shape of a revolver and so probably had one it for a long time. About 60 percent of the original finish is left under a couple of layers of polish, with the usual crackling and checkering showing. Most loss was at the usual places of flexing and wear - the front of the flap, which would have to be turned back to draw the revolver, and rear edge of the body, where it would rub against the saddle when worn on the hip. Overall nice mixed deep brown and black tones.
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