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Thread: Early pigskin commercial holster

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    Default Early pigskin commercial holster

    New find - a near mint early commercial holster, maker marked and made from pigskin.
    Has anyone seen a pigskin commercial early holster before?Screen Shot 2020-07-05 at 12.52.44 PM.pngScreen Shot 2020-07-05 at 12.53.02 PM.jpgScreen Shot 2020-07-05 at 12.53.30 PM.jpgScreen Shot 2020-07-05 at 12.53.57 PM.jpgScreen Shot 2020-07-05 at 12.54.08 PM.jpg

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    Val, What a fantastic find!VERY unusual! The condition is truly close to mint. The commercials are more often than not found to have a badly abused leather buckle covering. A stunning holster. A real treasure.
    Really beautiful maker mark in ink..has held up so well.
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    Val, that's a truly beautiful holster.
    " 'To everything there is a season...a time for war and a time for peace'. and this is the time for war". Reverend Peter Muhlenberg, January 21, 1776, Woodstock, Virginia

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    The only problem I can find is, you have it and I don't. Sweet !
    "Getting old ain't for sissies"
    Bette Davis

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    Aaaarrrgggh! Lust! Lust! Burning desire! I have a smooth cowhide example in about that condition, but a pigskin piece in that shape is about as scarce as dragon slobbers.
    Ron
    If it is made after 1918...it is a reproduction.

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    Thank you, fellows!
    The leather covering on the buckle is stitched with the tiniest pink colored stitching.
    I will try to make another picture of it.

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    More pictures.
    The stitching around the buckle is actually orange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouser View Post
    Thank you, fellows!
    The leather covering on the buckle is stitched with the tiniest pink colored stitching.
    I will try to make another picture of it.
    Val, Yes..I think these buckles were covered by a wedding dress maker! This small stitching is the tiniest I have ever seen on leather.
    Jerry Burney
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    Absolutely stunning holster! Congratulations on being its new caretaker.
    Looking for the following magazines and/or their spares:

    1906 Navy: 6135
    1914 Erfurt LP.08: 4422a
    1916 DWM LP.08: 3194a
    1917 Erfurt: 860i
    Mauser G Date Navy: 2069f property number N1220
    Mauser G Date: 1208a

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouser View Post
    More pictures.
    The stitching around the buckle is actually orange...
    Whoever stitched the buckle must have been paid by the hour
    "Getting old ain't for sissies"
    Bette Davis

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