View Full Version : the use of flap holsters by civilians during the war
12-22-2010, 02:21 PM
what evidence is there for the use of civilian made flap holsters for revolvers by civilians during the war?
1st Maine Trooper
12-23-2010, 10:57 PM
It depends on what part of the country you reside in as to the style of holster you would likely have. In the East, flapped holsters were what was used. In the far West and western territories, the form fitting open topped holster, ofter referred to as the Slim Jim or California Holster were common. In the Trans Mississippi region, there was a fair mix of both.
This is is over simplified but one can get the gist easily enough.
12-23-2010, 11:51 PM
Look at some of the early-war over-armed pix of eastern volunteers. A lot of those pistols are being picked up on the civilian market, certainly not military-issue. The 7th NYSM, in which a majority of enlisted men are said to have left New York with pistols, show flapped holsters in their studio images.
12-24-2010, 11:16 AM
How d' ye!
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