Only One Available: This is an early civil war era left handed holster. These holsters were used by officers to hold their revolvers. These were especially utilized by cavalry as they were on horseback and needed a way to quickly draw their weapons.
There are initials inscribed on the back. It reads:
This holster dates from approximately 1860. It measures 8.75" x 4.6". The fact that the leather has lasted this long in such condition is amazing.
Holsters are becoming harder and harder to find because they weren't meant to last over one hundred years. Finding one in this condition is extraordinary. It would make a wonderful addition to any civil war display.
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