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Pops506th

I've never seen a shoulder rig like this.  Is it an issue item or a private purchase kind of deal.  I couldn't find any dates or contract markings.  Looks like it'll hold a revolver or Colt combat commander.

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Kansas Raider

Holster is for a M13 Aircrewman revolver, Colt or S&W

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The 55D3513 is a USAF Drawing or Part number, 55 signifies the fiscal year 1955. That is the date of the drawing and does not reflect the date of its actual manufacture, that will help with a little bit of an era refinement. 

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Pops506th

Thanks for the info.  I got it from an Air Guard Vet who is a very good friend of mine.  Unfortunately, his memory isn't very good anymore.

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Kansas Raider

Did they wear the holster over the shoulder where the gun was under the arm or over the shoulder down to the hip? Thanks Steve

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It was designed to be worn in a variety of ways.  There was also a version for revolvers with 4-inch barrels.

The Colt Aircrewman was shipped with a Heiser made holster sold through Evaluators, LTD. 

 

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Kansas Raider

I thought this would be OK in here. This is my other holster for the M13 revolver, it came in a small grouping from a missileleer  officer in  the 351th missile. I believe there has never been a pistol in it.

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