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Offline Rdcollector

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Original Gaylord holster identification help
« on: January 27, 2020, 09:45:27 AM »
I picked this up at the show last weekend and would like to identify it before I trade or sell. I’d like to ID  it first as it may be a dragon or S and W  holster. I know my Whitney revolver fits nicely in it but it’s a little loose in the trigger gaurd area and my smith and Wesson 44 Russian fits snuggly in it.

https://i.imgur.com/bqNrxAc.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bhxwJ83.
https://i.imgur.com/sz05XPL.jpg
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Re: Original Gaylord holster identification help
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 11:32:15 AM »
It's most likely for the Remington NMA revolver.  The pouch is wider than an 1860 Army holster but has the straighter main seam.   The Dragoon Holster had two recurves in the main seam, one for the loading lever pivot and one for the trigger guard.   This holster only has one for the trigger guard.

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Re: Original Gaylord holster identification help
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 04:09:25 PM »
Any idea on a value for a piece like this Mike116?

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Re: Original Gaylord holster identification help
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 05:50:11 PM »
Your best bet is to look at recent auction results.   I think the Dragoon holsters generally bring the highest prices.  I'm not a Civil War expert or anything but I would guess that $150-$250 would be close to what it would sell for.

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Re: Original Gaylord holster identification help
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 09:23:19 AM »
Is it a right side butt forward holster or a left hand cross draw? What does the back side look like?

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Re: Original Gaylord holster identification help
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 09:36:09 AM »
Yep Len,  right side butt forward.   The imgur links show the back.    The loop is correct and original to the holster.   The loop is canted forward as would be expected.

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Re: Original Gaylord holster identification help
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 10:18:24 AM »
Thanks Mike. I suppose those are copper rivets, giving Cu-carbonates that taint the leather blue.

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Re: Original Gaylord holster identification help
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 12:11:44 PM »
Yes,  the rivets are copper and from the looks of the photos the stitching and rivets are in very good condition.  This holster is in good shape all around.   If there is any proof of use during the war it will be a desirable piece for a collector.