Very nice original WW2 issue leather shoulder holster for the Colt M1911 .45 pistol, dated 1943. 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, as they age they darken through exposure to 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 very good condition with all original brass snaps, the lower button IS STILL functional which is actually rare (they are broken 9/10). This is a very nice genuine WW2 issue upgrade for your Colt 1911. The name and laundry number of the original owner/soldier is written on the back; unique personalized holster!
Great and rare 100% original item for your USA WW2 collection!
- Funda para cisterna M-3 de la Segunda Guerra Mundial de EE. UU. Única - Aerotransportada - Infantería
- País de origen
- EE. UU.
- Original / réplica
- En buen estado
- Viene con certificado de autenticidad