Original U.S. Civil War Private Purchase Black Leather Flap Holster for Full Size Percussion Revolvers by The Moyer Firm - Circa 1860

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice "privately purchased" example of a U.S. Civil war black leather flap holster, designed to fit the larger percussion revolvers of the day. This included the Colt Army and Navy revolvers, the Remington Army, and several others. The holster is made from top grade leather with all of its original stitching still intact and tight. It was designed to be worn "Butt Forward" on the right hip for use with the left hand, the right hand being reserved for the Officer's Sword. The design is just about identical to the official U.S. Army issue, except there is no U S stamped on the front.

The flap does not have the securing strap which hooked onto the brass stud on the front of the holster. We tested an 1860 Army and an 1851 Navy, and they both fit perfectly. A true Civil War Military style holster of this 1860 period is very hard to find in remarkably good, somewhat used condition. It does have some cracking in the finish, and there is a repaired tear on the closure flap, but the typical Civil War holsters we see are usually far worse. This still has a very nice shape, without the typical crushing usually seen on these. It would be the perfect accessory for any suitable Civil War percussion revolver.

The front flap has a faint MOYER BROS stamped into the leather. The Moyer firm as saddle and harness makers in Philadelphia dates back to 1811. By the time of the Civil War it was run by brothers William, Edward and Augustus. They had government contracts in 1862-63 (and perhaps at other points) for various accouterments, including shoulder and waist belts, scabbards, pistol cartridge boxes, saber belts, etc. They also advertised themselves as selling “officers’ military equipments,” saddles, bridles, valises, haversacks, etc.

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