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Ordnance
German, Mid-19th Century, Prussian Navy Marked Holster & Spare Cartridge Pouch, 1851 Colt Navy Pistol

Ordnance
German, Mid-19th Century, Prussian Navy Marked Holster & Spare Cartridge Pouch, 1851 Colt Navy Pistol

Item #46447 : Original era manufacture. This is an interesting German made holster, with a great story regarding how the Prussian Navy acquired it's first repeating pistol.Prussian customs officials inspecting a cargo of cotton shipped from New York-Amsterdam-Russia, was found to contain 3,000 M1851 Colt Navy revolvers, complete with powder flasks, nipple wrenches and bullet molds, all packed carefully in cotton bales. These weapons were seized by the Prussian authorities and held as contraband.Despite the efforts by Samuel Colt to retrieve his confiscated property, the pistols were never returned to him; instead a number of the them were issued to the tiny Prussian Navy and with the remainder sold at auction.As they were seized without an accompanying holster, the Prussians designed  one themselves, this holster is the pattern they came up with.Brown leather open top holster with a brass securing stud for the top strap, on the body, an elongated narrow pouch for the capping tool, and on the side a square shaped pouch for a spare cylinder or box of cartridges.Brown bridle leather construction, with sound stitching throughout, the elongated pouch on the body has a hole as shown, and another smaller hole towards the bottom of the pouch. There is an iron reinforcing edge which encompasses the top opening of the holster; at one time this was covered with thin leather, this leather covering is now gone. On the top of the securing strap is a Crown-M stamp and a serial number of 201. No issues with the spare ammunition pouch. Overall the leather is quite sound, the holster is not crushed and it has not been heavily oiled. From our own collection, and offered at less than my cost. Oh well.    *Please note, the pistol is not included in the price, shown only for illustrative purposes.  

Price: $795.00

Photos of Ordnance German, Mid-19th Century, Prussian Navy Marked Holster & Spare Cartridge Pouch, 1851 Colt Navy Pistol