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MODEL 1892 US ARMY HOLSTER – SECOND TYPE  - FOR THE .38 COLT PISTOL – VERY GOOD SPECIMEN:  A US Army Model 1892 .38 Caliber Colt Revolver Holster - Second Type, as described in US Military Holsters and Pistol Cartridge Boxes, Meadows, page 154-156.  Produced to carry the Model 1892 .38 Caliber Colt Double Action Pistol, this holster saw extensive service during the Spanish American War and was fitted with the larger belt loop which would accommodate the double loop woven cartridge belt.    

A very solid specimen, this holster has survived in nice condition, with solid stitching, all of the seams intact, and all of the components, to include the plug, are present.  The body is solid and full form with no weak points.  The embossed “US” in the oval is legible.  The “Rock Island Arsenal” maker’s stamp was lightly struck and while the impression is discernable, the wording is no longer legible, however the inspector’s initials “E.H.S.” for E. H. Schmitten, is present on the flap, fully legible and struck immediately below where the arsenal stamp was struck. The piece worker's initials are legible on the tip of the flap where they are normally found, as is a unit inventory stamp, “34”.  The leather surface on the body of holster has experienced some crazing.  The flap and belt loop both have clear smooth surfaces, and the entire holster still retains an attractive shiny surface.  

These holsters are far from common and this specimen is in very presentable condition.   (0112)  $450




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