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1860 Army Slim Jim Holster

Antique Holster Circa 1860 – 1865

This beautiful, early tooled, 1860 Army Slim Jim Holster is unmarked as to maker.  A very attractive piece of western gun leather with high quality tooling.  Although, it is in great condition, this holster does show some use and period repairs.

1860 Army Slim Jim Holster

The round brass/silver toe cap was lost and a period replacement was made with leather. As a result, the barrel of the gun wore a hole in the leather replacement. Also, the original belt flap was replaced and moved a little higher on the holster from the original location.  In addition, the replacement flap is attached with period rivets and glue. Lastly, all the original stitching is present and good.

1860 Army Slim Jim Holster - Toe cap
1860 Army Slim Jim Holster

Due to the revolver cylinder going in & out, the top front of the holster shows some wear.  Also, there are two holes punched in the front, probably for a tie down strap. All and all, the leather is in great shape and it is a beautiful holster. The holster would show even better if a period metal toe cap could be found.

1860 Army Slim Jim Holster - Early Tooled

Toy gun shown in Clarks Antiques antique gun leather photos not included.

 

Clarks Antiques – Antique Gun Leather – 1860 Army Slim Jim Holster – Price $2,250.00

Item #1456