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Object Name HOLSTER
Catalog Number 0985.03.00204
Description Revolver holster of light brown leather with sewn belt loop, stamped with four floral impressions, and brass finial on the flap. The holster was made for an 1860 Model Colt army pistol.
Material leather; metal (brass)
Dimensions H-15 W-7 inches
Owned Raphael Semmes; James M. Mason
Owner Regiment CSS Sumter
Made probably England, Great Britain
Provenance Raphael Semmes first used the holster with a Colt handgun (#3770) on the CSS Sumter. In May 1865, Semmes presented the holster and gun to Commissioner James M. Mason in London.
People Semmes, Raphael
Mason, James Murray
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Subjects Navies