Dating antique peters cartridge boxes
Category: BOXES Date Sold: 8/26/2017Make: Western Cartridge Co.lthough large numbers of commercial holsters were manufactured and sold, the commercially manufactured holsters for the pistols are difficult to find these days and the reasons for this are quite simple: most people who buy a pistol, even today, dont plan on carrying it around with them, so they dont buy a holster.Also, commercial holsters were generally not as well made as the military holsters, therefore they deteriorated rapidly.The famous sporting goods house of Abercrombie and Fitch in New York reports that most holsters for the pistols they sold (including Lugers) were made to a customers individual requirements, so a great variety of A&F holsters were put out.This identical holster is also pictured in the 19 A&F catalog on page 277, shown with a holstered revolver and is described on page 279 as: No. The catalog pictures a large size, whereas the subject holster is of medium size, and interestingly of a different type of leather than described. The subject holster closed toe uses a leather plug vs. 6 and 9 holster closed toes, which are stitched together, without using a leather plug.A similar holster is pictured on page 278, identified a No. Heavy russet leather with embossed edge (border piping). Pictured, side-by-side are two original A&F catalog holsters, No.9 and the subject holster.The belt loop has come apart from the back of the holster and is included for an easy repair.
However, apparently the retailer and/or the consigner had a change of heart regarding the pistol and holster staying together, thus separating the two, which was more than likely a monetary decision, taking higher importance or precedence over the collectible status of union.
additionally states that: A&F Lugers are a very rare collectors item. Featured is a very rare Abercrombie & Fitch, a.k.a.
A&F commercial holster for a pre-WWI Cal 9mm Luger.
This item came with our item AE-30 and is now being offered separately.
That the holster was made for a 4 inch barrel Luger is obvious.
Abercrombie and Fitch dealt with two firms who produced their holsters: Heiser of Denver, Colorado (out of business) and K.