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#1 Normal1959

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 10:56 PM

Just picked up what looks to be USMC 1911 holster. Found a similar example online claims to be WW1 USMC Cuba.

No idea at all about this.

Any comments?

Eric

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:22 AM

The holster is pretty beat up, but the EGA is worth at least 50 dollars by itself.  Good score.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:36 AM

Yeah, to Marines, anything with US on it reeks of US Army, so the EGA hat device got strategically user attached to this holster. This is otherwise a typical WWI-WWII M1912 dismounted 45 hip holster. Is any portion or the original maker mark or date still visible?


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 09:55 AM

Yeah, to Marines, anything with US on it reeks of US Army, so the EGA hat device got strategically user attached to this holster. This is otherwise a typical WWI-WWII M1912 dismounted 45 hip holster. Is any portion or the original maker mark or date still visible?

 

Looks like it was faked at some point in it's life upon closer inspection. Seems like someone even tried to stamp BOYT in it but did a poor job. I got it in a package deal. If somebody wants to donate $50 to this website I will send them the holster with free shipping. Since it's not original, it does not fit my collection.

Eric


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 11:47 AM

Eric,  I'll take it.  Will get a donation off to David.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 12:00 PM

Eric,  I'll take it.  Will get a donation off to David.

 

Fantastic. Please just PM me the address and I will ship it tomorrow.

Thanks

Eric


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:35 PM

This is otherwise a typical WWI-WWII M1912 dismounted 45 hip holster.

The holster is actually an M1916. The M1912 had an extended hanger assembly and came in mounted and dismounted flavors.

 

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Back to the main topic of discussion, I for one am always suspicious of combined items like this without solid proof of its authenticity. Marine Corps items command a much high price over similar Army gear. While it very well could be genuine, bear in mind that there is also the possibility that someone bought the holster and EGA as surplus and put them together.


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