Holster, Belt Pistol, Colt .45, Tex Tan, USMC, Named


Very nice genuine WWII US leather holster, re-used during the Korean War, intended for the Colt .45 pistol and manufactured by Texas Tanning & Manufacturing Co. Issued to all branches of service.

The flap features a magnificent US Marine Corps gilt Eagle, Globe, Anchor insignia, of the type intended for the Blue Dress cap. Brass snap fastener of the Lift-the-Dot typeA decorative plaited leather lace has been attached onto the eyelet intended for this purpose thanks to some brass clamping system. All metal parts on both the holster itself -- including the belt hook --and the above-mentioned 'lanyard' have been carefully polished.

Though hardly legible, a name has been handwritten in the holster (maybe Chudzinski), along with initials USMC. Another inscription has been inked under the latter, yet only the last part is legible: [...] nski, Jr. These details may indicate that the holster belonged to Joseph C. Chudzinski, Jr (1933-2020), who served in the Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954 (service number 1200949), aboard the USS Mississippi.



An amazing and homogeneous set, in very good overall condition.

Sold without pistol.

Illustration documents available in digital format only.


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