Original U.S. Civil War Colt .44 Army Revolver Holster by Gaylord
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic example of the regulation holster for the Colt .44 Army Revolver, the classic cavalry pistol. Black leather with nice color and finish, tight seams. Latch tab and belt loop in place and secure. Rivet and stitching to tab indicate mid-war production. Crisply marked on the belt loop by E. Gaylord / Chicopee / Mass. a major contractor for accouterments during the war. Standard military configuration with full flap to hold pistol butt forward on the trooper’s right. Faint stencil on the inside of the flap may read “…. ART…” indicating issue to a mounted artilleryman, either a driver or member of a horse artillery battery attached to the cavalry corps. It is also faintly stamped U.S. ORD DEPARTMENT. Overall condition is near excellent with expected minor crazing and rubs to finish. Leather is pliable and not hard or rigid. A true Civil War Army holster of this 1860s period is very hard to find in such nice condition making this a fantastic way to complete your Civil War Colt pistol!
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