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MODEL 1912 .45 ACP HOLSTER - ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, dtd 1912 – EXCELLENT CONDITION:  This US Army Model 1912 Holster was manufactured at the Rock Island Arsenal in 1912 for issue with the Model 1911 .45 Automatic Colt Pistol.   

A desirable specimen, this holster bears the same 1912 date of manufacture as the sets of Model 1912 Trial Equipment for both Horse and the Men.   

This holster, while showing signs of issue and use, is in excellent, solid condition with all of the stitching and all of the seams intact.  The overall surface of the leather is smooth with minor flexing only evident on the upper portion of the flap, on the lower face of the body where it molded around the barrel assembly of the pistol, and on the lower portion of the hanger – all three areas where this flexing is prone to occur.  The leather has a nice even russet color and a shiny surface overall.  Complete with the proper iron wire belt hanger, the belt hanger loop shows very little wear on the edges of the loop where there holsters normally show excessive wear or tearing.  The “US” in the oval is very strong and the hole in the flap that closes over the final shows minimal wear.    The arsenal stamp on the reverse, “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, 1912” is legible.   

All in all, this is a very nice early Model 1912 Holster, produced at the Rock Island Arsenal, and is a specimen that would be difficult to upgrade.  (0110)  $650

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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