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ca. 1875-1885 TRIPLE LOOP BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER FOR A SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER  - EXCELLENT SPECIMEN WITH A SCARCE 8” BARREL LENGTH:  A very attractive specimen of the fairly uncommon “Mexican” Triple Loop Holster for a large frame Single Action Revolver such as the Colt Model 1873.  This is very well made quality holster, with a stamped pattern on the body, loops and skirt edges, and the pouch is completely lined with a red felt material.  The holster is more than long enough to fit a Colt Single Action with a 7 ½” barrel, and in fact, is long enough to accommodate a Smith & Wesson Single Action with an 8” barrel.   

The leather surface retains a bright, clear, shiny surface - smooth with no crazing or flaking, and the entire stamped pattern is legible.  The leather is supple and holds its shape with no weaknesses.  There is an as yet unidentified maker’s mark in the form of a bee stamped just below the border stamping on the front upper edge of the pouch, with the numeral 7.  Both the bee and the numeral are clear and legible.  While showing the desirable signs of having been worn by a man who felt the need to carry a revolver on a regular basis, the holster has not been abused or worn out.  The seam is fully intact down through the rounded toe with no loss of the stitching.  The holster measures 12 ½” OAL and 5 ½” OAW.  The belt loop formed by the skirt will easily accept a belt up to 3 ¼” wide.   

This is a very attractive holster with the very desirable triple loop configuration securing the pouch, with the added value of being a proper fit for both the 7 ½” Colt and the 8” Smith & Wesson single action revolvers.  (0910)  $2250



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