Police Colt Holster M1862

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Made from 7 oz. russet or black leather. Copied from an original made for a 1862 Colt Police Pistol which is 2/3 the size of a full size Army/Navy Colt. Available in other private contract models. Starting at $25.00
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Our pistol holster for the Pocket Police is copied from an original document to have been carried during the conflict. (see Historical Citation below)

However, there has been some confusion in holsters for the 1862 Police Pistol made by Cabella’s. Their version is built on a full size frame and is similar to the full-size Colt Army, but with a barrel 3” shorter. We have developed a pattern for a holster to accommodate this model and it is identical to our Colt Army Holster but is 3” shorter. Our Police holster fits their 36-caliber pocket model. Please be aware of this when ordering and note the option for a 5-1/2" or 6-1/2" barrel length.

Historical Citation:

  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 jpgraphiks@aol.com.
  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