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C001078 P37 STANDARD WEB REVOLVER/PISTOL HOLSTER.

BACKGROUND: At the beginning of September 1939, the Canadian soldier looked remarkably like his counter part from 1918, wearing the 1914-18 pattern khaki service dress and the 1908-pattern web equipment. It was in September 1939 that the Canadian Army officially adopted the battle dress that had just been approved for use by the British in March 1939 and the first new uniforms arrived the last week of October. At first, Canadian troops embarking to Great Britain, were completely clothed in Canadian made battledress and upon arrival were then issued British steel helmets and modern 1937-pattern webbing. Canadian individual equipment was copied directly from the British 1937-pattern web equipment with manufacture starting at the beginning of 1940 and mass distribution began in October of the same year. The Canadian equipment differed its British equivalent by its more yellow coloring and the brown paint used to cover the metal parts.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A standard issue tan/khaki web holster for pistol or revolver with brass fittings. The tan-colored, webbed canvas holster is about 24cm tall and 17cm wide along its top, tapering to 6cm at its reinforced base. It has a fold over top flap with brass snap closure. The edges are reinforced with additional stitched on webbing. There is a metal drainage grommet to bottom. Sewn to the reverse is a piece of webbing which is folded over on three sides to create loops through which three brass belt hooks have been inserted. Markings can be seen under the flap that include "Z.L. & T. Ltd. 1941", as well as a "C" broad arrow. The holster shows typical usage and wear.

GRADE *** 3/4                             PRICE $29.00

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