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Unknown Rock Island Arsenal Leather 1905


Sully

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I've had this laying around since I was in high school.

 

Can anyone tell me what it is?

 

It is marked RIA 1905 and has cuts for a belt or strap on the back. Currently held together with what looks like a WW2 leg strap or shoelace and the remains of what could be the original leather.

 

 

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Some ingenious GI creation. ??? Probably held his liquor bottle on his waist belt....LOL

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Some ingenious GI creation. ??? Probably held his liquor bottle on his waist belt....LOL

 

I had been suspecting it could have been GI made, but what was it before?

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I would agree...totally handmade using a piece of leather that came off something made by RIA.

Ronnie

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P-40Warhawk

In my opinion the question isn't what it is (it could be anything), but what it was (and it could have been almost anything). I agree with those who say it is homemade from a military item.

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