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  1. I found a PAL today. Steel liners, 2 piece can opener.
  2. Bought this today. This looked military to me, but being black instead of olive drab, I thought that if it's US, it has to be pre WWI. It's about 12 inches long. Does anyone know what this is?
  3. Oh, I've got a ton of Audleys. But I was talking about the one for the 1911 automatic. I strangely found another one this weekend. It's in much better shape. Unmarked on the back, obviously Audley though.
  4. Reportedly for revolvers, so paper cartridges for a .36 Colt Navy or .44 Colt Army.
  5. I bought a lot of holsters this week, and this was in it. Didn't know what it was, then researched and found it was Civil War. Pretty amazing what you can find sometimes.
  6. Thanks, much appreciated. The H & D Folsom catalog no. 13 shows two 1911 Government type holsters, numbered A500 and A501. You can see them on this VERY klunky hard to navigate site: https://www.landofborchardt.com/1910AF_holster.html#images
  7. I would not use wax on the metal. Parkarized finishes will be messed up by hard buffing, and you have to buff to get the waxy look off. They will never look right again. Maybe on the leather, but again, there are better products for leather, like Lexol conditioner. Museum wax is over hyped. For the blades use what has preserved them this long, and what the military and hunters used for 300 years: oil. There are many online tests that show gun oils, almost any of them, do better in rust prevention than Ren Wax. Wax is for glass cases and humidity controlled exhibits with cura
  8. GOAmules

    M3 repro

    I've had a NICE M6 sheath for years, no knife. Need a 1943 one for it, in good condition, but I'm always afraid to buy one rashly, knowing there are so many fakes. It really makes you sick the foreign fakers do everything they can to rip off Americans.
  9. Wow, great updates, thanks. I have a line on another 1911 one. I'm starting to see several versions. - One with a long flap that is attached with wire to a regular holster (mine), and could be removed and lost. - One that has the swivel, and a long flap that is part of the holster body. (above) - One that has the long flap part of the body, but no swivel. (or the first type that had it's flap cut off) I have tracked several that have sold with 1911s or similar with provenance, so I'm sure they were used a lot with 45s, just few shown in photos.
  10. I'm hoping to make this thread an "Audley military use" database. It's taking me a lot of searching to find much at all. If anyone has photos of US mil wearing the Audley type, post them! Or catalog pages.
  11. Thanks all, and RobinB I tried to find a pic of Hanneken with one, to no avail. But did find a very good site about his time in Nicaragua. Lots of photos of the USMC there, and some holster shots. But too hard to tell what the high ride one is. http://www.sandinorebellion.com/PhotoPgs/2Marines-GN/Pgs/GN07.html
  12. I'd have to say, relative to the standard WWI issue holster, they're rare. There are a few photos showing US officers wearing them, but I can't find them right now. They're also in at least one book about the Colt 1911.
  13. Here is another style with a fixed flap, that was used in the war https://joesalter.ca/products/colt-1911-ww1-named-to-english-officer
  14. Audley patented 1914 holster for 1911 .45 pistol. The flap is usually lost, but identifies it as a type offered to the US Army. It was submitted twice, in 1912 and again in 1916. But the Army rejected it, because of the retention clip you have to put your finger in the trigger guard to release. Uncommon to find.
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