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#1 No Quarter

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:01 PM

Picked up this named 1945 holster today.  It is marked BOYT USMC 1945 and named to a Lt. Ayars.  Any thoughts appreciated.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:02 PM

Nicely named and marked.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:19 PM

Ayars, maybe a Tank Officer or a Amtrac Officer?



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:36 PM

I like the belt loop snap...no button heads left in the bin during manufacture...no problem...assuming it is a production snap and not a field repair..

Nice condition holster   


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:56 PM

Korean War Marine, LT (jg) John P. Ayars (288671) assigned to H&S-1-8, 2nd MARDIV.

I am suspecting ordnance officer, based on his MOS code.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:24 PM

Korean War Marine, LT (jg) John P. Ayars (288671) assigned to H&S-1-8, 2nd MARDIV.

I am suspecting ordnance officer, based on his MOS code.

Awesome, thank you!  



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Posted 28 November 2019 - 09:35 AM

Super piece !

Well done

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 09:35 AM

Korean War Marine, LT (jg) John P. Ayars (288671) assigned to H&S-1-8, 2nd MARDIV.

I am suspecting ordnance officer, based on his MOS code.


Nailed it Blacksmith

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 09:43 AM

Thanks Dean - Happy Thanksgiving :)

Nailed it Blacksmith



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Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:02 PM

What would this holster be valued at with it being named?



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Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:02 PM

Super piece !

Well done

Thank you, I was excited to find it.



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Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

It appears to be an M7 shoulder holster.  However, the pics don't show enough to tell us everything needed to establish originality, condition and thus value.  The belt loop snap is not to spec.  Better pics showing all straps would allow for a more meaningful evaluation.

 

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 08:18 PM

Sure thing Charlie, I fly back home tomorrow so I’ll get some pics tonight and post them as soon as I can.

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:59 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 12:59 PM

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 02:50 PM

Hello No Quarter:

 

Yes, what you have is a genuine USGI M7 shoulder holster.  It looks to be in nice overall condition.

 

The only odd feature is the snaps for the belt loop.  They reversed.   The body of the holster should have a male snap.  The end of the belt loop should have a female snap.  the outside of the female snap is smooth, blackened brass.  Indeed, both male and female snaps are supposed to be blackened brass.  You snaps are bright, which further indicates that they are replacements.

 

These snaps have always been the weak point in the M3 and M7 holsters as verdigris builds up underneath the female snap and ends up pushing it off of the body of the holster.  That makes the belt loop useless.  I don't know how your holster ended up with these snaps reversed on what is otherwise a nice example of the M7.

 

The pic below illustrates how the female snap appears when it is in the closed position.

 

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Hope this helps you.

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

 




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