Z549 WWI Dated Model 1916 Holster for .45 Colt Model 1911 Automatic Pistol
Description: Here is a very nice russet/brown leather holster for the M1911 .45 Colt. This one is in very nice shape with no major wear or damage. This one shows honest use but in still in great shape. It has the iron hook for the webbed belt which is a key sign that it would be WWII. The WWI versions typically have brass hangers unless they were modified. The initials "D.S." are carved into the back, There is a maker marking on the back but it is well worn. Under close inspection you can read -42. The area where the iron hanger is looped through and doesn't show any wear from use. There is a little verdigris on the brass pieces which is quite common on leather items. The leg lace that would have been tied to the hole at the bottom is missing. Most were well worn, and when exposed to moisture or mud they tend to dry out and break. This piece would look just great with a WWII era M1911 hanging out of it.
Measures: 10.25" x 5.5"
Recovered: Surplus Stocks