Dellís Leather Works

M1862 Colt Police Holster
  1. An original Colt Navy Revolver holster was loaned to Dells for "patterning & reproduction" purposes by John Petersen of Poughquag, NY. John's Grandfather, Maurice Petersen acquired this and several other pieces from a descendant of Thomas Britton, the officer who owned the items. Capt. Britton served with the Army from 1847-1873, a career man, and has quite an interesting history. For more information about this officer's career, e-mail to
  2. Fighting Men of the Civil War, Pg. 70, 91, 99
  3. Russet pistol holster copied from an original in the collection of Captain Mark Adler, 119th NY, National Regiment.
  4. Fighting Men of the Civil War, Pg. 100

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