"HOLSTER CALIFORNIA SLIM JIM . Beautiful, russet brown Slim Jim holster for Colt 1860 Army or Remington New Model perc. revolvers. This wonderful holster has a very unusual shape being 11-1/4" with a straight taper to the trigger guard area which is then 4-1/2" across. Has a sewn back edge with a red, kidskin lining around the top edges. It has a sewn and riveted belt loop on the back with a sewn thumbstrap which fits through a small loop on the front. Tip of the thumbstrap is deteriorated and lost. Face of the holster is beautifully and deeply carved with a large flower blossom, with stems and leaves over the top 2/3 and has a punch dot background. Bottom 1/3 of tip has coarse fish scale carving, with rear edge having a double raised line border with single raised line around the top and front edge. An extraordinary and very rare holster of the early California period. CONDITION: Very fine. The thumbstrap, as noted. Body of the holster retains most of its fine russet brown finish with minor nicks and scratches. Toe of holster has minor losses and mouse chewings, with some old water stains. Stitching is sound, possibly re-stitched on the inside of the belt loop. 4-33723 JR307 (10,000-15,000)"
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