Original U.S. WWII M3 Colt 1911 .45 "Tanker" Shoulder Holster by Boyt

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Excellent original WWII issue leather shoulder holster for the Colt M1911 .45 pistol. Adopted in 1942, this holster was standard issue for aircraft and tank crews, and was often used by officers who preferred it to the hip holster. In combat areas, all sorts of troops found ways to "acquire" handguns and the regulations as to who was and wasn't permitted to carry them was rarely enforced.

Original M3's were made in plain, "natural" leather. The dark chestnut brown of this original is from oil, use, dirt, and age. It is embossed on the front U.S. meaning it was military issues (not civilian) and is nicely stamped on the reverse:



Offered in very good condition with functions lift-the-dot and snap, making this an excellent genuine WWII upgrade for your Colt 1911.

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