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V.L.&A. Flap Holster

for  7-1/2″ Colt SAA

Circa 1900 – 1920

An Excellent condition V.L.&A. Flap Holster, CHICAGO marked. This holster will accommodate a Colt SAA with a 7-½” barrel or most any other large frame revolver.

V.L.&A. Flap Holster
V.L.&A. Flap Holster makers mark
V.L.&A. Flap Holster flap open

The back of the holster shows the markings; “G 1333 7 ½“. The holster has their simple rolled border tooling and the makers mark is on the front flap. All the original stitching is intact and strong with a simple belt loop on the back, attached with period rivets.

V.L.&A. Flap Holster back stamp

V.L.&A. Chicago

The Von Lengerke & Antoinne (V.L. & A.) partnership was formed in 1891, in Chicago, and lasted into the 1920’s. They were in size and scope as Abercombie & Fitch who was their greatest competitor and they both sold the finest product lines to their upscale clientele. In turn, their high-quality leather goods with the V.L. & A. markings were made by such famous makers as H.H. Heiser and George Lawrence, to name a few. V.L. & A. was eventually bought out by Abercombie & Fitch in the 1930’s.

Colt pistol shown in Clarks Antiques antique gun leather photos not included.

 

Clarks Antiques – Antique Gun Leather – V.L.&A. Flap Holster – Price $450.00

Item #1642

 

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