Original U.S. WWII Style M3 Colt 1911 .45 "Tanker" Shoulder Holster by Enger Kress - Mint Condition

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Excellent original military issue WW2 style 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 were rarely enforced.

Original M3's were made in plain, "natural" leather, which is why this holster is a light tan color. It has never been exposed to the oil, dirt, and sweat that turns holsters a russet brown color. It is embossed on the front U.S. meaning it was military issues (not civilian) and is nicely stamped on the reverse:


Offered in excellent condition with all snaps functional, making this an excellent genuine military issue upgrade for your Colt 1911.

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