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MARKING HELP-RE: .38 REVOLVER HOLSTER

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Here is a very nice holster marked on the flap "ROCK ISLAND Arsenal 1903 ??K" and at the flap tip "HD". Inside it is unit marked (see picture) "BY 1 N.Y. 30". What do these unit marks represent? It came with a nice M1901 revolver.THANKSDSC06042.jpg,DSC06041.jpg

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It probably stands for Battery 1, New York Regiment. #30 is probably an inventory number or the soldiers individual number in the company/regiment.

 

With a little research into NY units of the 1900-1907 period you could probably identify the exact unit.

 

The "??K" is most likely "H.E.K." the inspector's initials.


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