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exitwounds
26th July 2005, 10:21
I have compiled a list of holster manufacturers for my own reference, and listed examples of those that I have owned, or observed over the years. I wanted to share my findings and ask if any one has any other observations. Thanks.

Holster, Pistol, .45 cal., M-1912

- ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1914 (H.E.K.) 1917 (J.N.S.) 1915 (T.C.C.)

Holster, Pistol, Hip, M-1916

- A.L.P. CO. (1918 J.J.M.)
- BANNERMAN (Francis Bannerman & Co.) (1916)
- BLOOMBERG LEATHER GOODS (8-51 M.R.T.)
- BRAUER BROS. MFG. (Brauer Bros. Mfg. Co., St. Louis, MO) (WW II)
- BUCHEIMER (Bucheimer oval logo) (MRT) (part # 7791466) (DEC 1964) (1963)
- BOLEN LEA PROD (Bolen Leather Products) (part # 7791466)
- BOLEN LEATHER PRODUCTS (part # 7791466)
- BOYT (E.T.G.) (42) (44) (45)
- CATHEY ENTREPRISES INC. (Part Number: P/N 7791466 Contract # DAAA09-87-C-1158)
- CATHEY ENTERPRISES INC. (P/N 57311 6086011 Cathey Enterprises Inc. 9MM RH) (USN flap)
- CLINTON (1918 F.W.T.)
- CRAIGHEAD (WW II)
- CRUMP (B.T. Crump Co. Inc.) (WW II)
- ENGER-KRESS (1942) (44)
- FINK
- F.M. HOYT SHOE CO. (Manchester, N.H.) (1918) (HOYT 1918 J.C.Y.)
- FODSOM (64)
- G. & K. (Graton & Knight) (1918) (W.J.D.)
- G.P. & S. (WW II)
- GRATON AND KNIGHT CO. (1943) (G.W.R )
- H McM Co. (W G)
- HARPHAM BROTH (WW II)
- H.H. HEISER (Herman H. Heiser) (H.H. Heiser 1918 M.R.T.)
- HILL COUNTRY LEATHER (Formerly CATHEY ENTERPRISES) (part # 7791466)
- HUNTER CORP. (part # 7791466)
- K.B. H.A.B. (WW II)
- MILWAUKEE SADDLERY CO. (1942) (1944) (1945) (founded by Carl Swenson in 1924)
- MOSSER (JOESEPH H. MOSSER) (1942)
- PERKINS & CAMPBELL (1917) (1917 with an arrow)
- ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL (1920)
- S-B CO. (WW I WW II)
- SEARS SADDLERY (UNMARKED) (SEARS 1942)(SEARS 44)
- WALSH (Walsh 45)
- WARREN LEATHER GOODS CO. (U.S.) (1918 L.A.O.)(1918 J.A.O.) (1944) (1917 L.A.O.)
- WESTERN MFG. CO. (U.S. WESTERN MFG. CO. 44)

Holster, Pistol, Shoulder, M-3

- BOYT (USMC marked 1943) (1945) (U.S. Boyt 43) (Boyt oval logo, inked Mar 10, 1953)
- ENGER-KRESS (U.S. Enger-Kress) (44)
- NORDAC MFG. CORP. (part # 7142700) (ink stamp NOV 1967)
- SEARS SADDLERY (Sears) (SEARS 44)

Holster, Pistol, Shoulder, M7

- ADIRONDACK LEATHER CO.(M7/M9, 19204)(Cooperstown, NY)(1922 7791527)(NSN-1095-00-973-2353)
- BOLEN LEATHER PRODUCTS, INC. (part # 7791527)
- BUCHEIMER (7791527)
- CATHEY ENTERPRISES INC. (Cathey Ent Inc) (part # 7791527)
- NORDAC MFG. CORP. (part # 7791527)

OD*
26th July 2005, 12:00
Bloomberg Leather Goods.

I believe there was also a company named Hoyt that supplied holsters.

exitwounds
26th July 2005, 13:10
Bloomberg Leather Goods.

I believe there was also a company named Hoyt that supplied holsters.

I whas wondering about Hoyt, haven't seen one myself, but have seen some listings that said Hoyt ,only to turn out being Boyt. Guess I'll have to research that one. Is Bloomberg Leather Goods in Bloomsberg, PA?

OD*
26th July 2005, 13:18
I assume that is the same Bloomberg, but you know what they say about assuming. All that is stamped on mine is ...

Bloomberg
Leather Gds.
8-51
M.R.T.

As far as Hoyt, you might contact this fella;
http://www.ljmilitaria.com/weapons__sheaths__holsters__and_etc_.htm

Johnny Peppers
26th July 2005, 19:44
The F. M. Hoyt Shoe Co. of Manchester, New Hampshire made both Model 1907 slings and Model 1916 holsters during WWI.
The Crunp in your list is Crump.

exitwounds
26th July 2005, 19:53
The F. M. Hoyt Shoe Co. of Manchester, New Hampshire made both Model 1907 slings and Model 1916 holsters during WWI.
The Crunp in your list is Crump.

Johnny, Thanks for picking up on my typo. I will make the correction.

RayP.
27th July 2005, 07:39
Have m-1916 BOYT 44, and m3 BOYT 43 (no service marking).

Stumpy

exitwounds
27th July 2005, 16:31
OD*, Thanks for your reply and link, Jack is going to check the stamping out for me.
Johnny, again I thank you sir, were they simply marked Hoyt?
RayP., thanks for your reply, did the M-1916 have the E.T.G. stamp?

RayP.
27th July 2005, 19:03
No E.T.G. stamp on this holster.

RayP.

bgiven
28th July 2005, 18:23
Here's a few more that I have observed and/or owned.....

Fink
Heiser
Mosser
S-B Co.
Walsh

Johnny Peppers
28th July 2005, 19:04
Yes, the marking is simply Hoyt, and that is the reason they are sometimes confused with Boyt. Use to see a regular at a gunshow and he kept telling me about his Boyette holster. He finally brought it and it was a Boyt with the pronunciation strung out.

exitwounds
28th July 2005, 20:15
Thanks Johnny, I just never encountered one, everything people were calling Hoyt was a Boyt. Saw my first one today.
OD*, Jack updated his website and emailed me he now has a picture with the Hoyt marking, and the marking is "HOYT 1918 J. C. Y." .
bgiven, Thank you for your observations I will add them to my master list. I saw a WALSH holster on Ebay today, Thank you sir. :)

folio
31st July 2005, 04:08
Hello from France,

I own a 1912 holster and a clip pouch, both manufactured by ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL in 1913. First is proofed H.E.K, second T.C.C.

2.P.C.C. 56 is marked on holster, in the front, somebody knows the meaning ?

bgiven
14th September 2005, 12:08
As far as WWII M1916 holsters go.... which are the rarest ???? Fink, Mosser, Walsh, Crump, Textan, Craighead, or ???? Anybody know ???? I just want to keep my eyes open....THX

oldCop
23rd September 2005, 15:22
I have a Sears '42 that my late father-in-law brought back from WWII...still has the original leg tie. Anyone have any magic formula for preventing the verdigris from forming around the brass gromets and rivets? The holster is in extremely good condition other than that, which I wipe off periodically. Is the Sears a particularly scarce make?

Johnny Peppers
23rd September 2005, 21:15
I have found no way to prevent the verdigris as it is suppose to be a reaction between the copper and the tannic acid in the leather. I have seen holsters with the washer pushed off one side of the rivet, or the rivet pulled through the leather as the verdigris grows. Some pieces of leather are just worse than others and all you can do is try to remove it as it develops. Use something like a toothpick to lift it off the leather, as it will rub into the leather and is really hard to remove then. Pecards seems to soften it a bit to help remove it.
Sears Saddlery Co. is not a particularily rare holster, but they made quality holsters.

Ordnanceguy
25th September 2005, 21:10
Hello from France,

2.P.C.C. 56 is marked on holster, in the front, somebody knows the meaning ?

Folio: The marking is a unit marking. It is the Second [type of unit], item 56. I do not recognize the acronym P.C.C. (Port Control Company, Postal Center??) These markings are commonplace on the M1912 and WW1 M1916 holsters but sometimes their particular meaning has been lost to history.

Charlie Flick

Ordnanceguy
25th September 2005, 21:19
[QUOTE=bgiven]As far as WWII M1916 holsters go.... which are the rarest ???? Fink, Mosser, Walsh, Crump, Textan, Craighead, or ???? Anybody know ???? I /QUOTE]

BG: That is a tough question. To answer it would require an analysis of the holster production numbers. The best source of that info would be the Ordnance Department's Digest of Significant Purchase Actions in WW2, but it would take quite a while to compile the data. From experience I would estimate the scarcest to be the Fink and the Atchison Leather Products Co. The GP&S maker is exceedingly rare, but is believed to have been manufactured in the UK during the war for US forces so strictly speaking it is not a US manufacturer of the M1916. Hope this helps you.

Charlie Flick

PZ93C
26th September 2005, 01:47
There's a Nordac Mfg. Corp. M1916 on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-leather-holster-for-1911_W0QQitemZ6564511470QQcategoryZ66529QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

Brian

jok
1st May 2006, 06:15
Good day to all. A friend of mine just gave me a US military holster from his collections. It's a hip holster, the color is black, it has a US markings in front and at the back of it the markings are Hunter Corp. 7791466. The manufacturers name and part number is included in the list that Exitwounds has provided us. My questions is, does it have any collectors value? Any info would be appreciated because I'm planning to keep it for a long time.
Thanks

bgiven
1st May 2006, 21:58
I believe your black Hunter could be as early as Vietnam..... fairly common.

jok
2nd May 2006, 04:25
I believe your black Hunter could be as early as Vietnam..... fairly common.
Thanks for te reply bgiven.

jdwhealton
4th May 2006, 14:38
I just picked up an excellent example of the Brauer Bros. 1911 holster....stamped H3. Came with a 1954 Government model I purchased from an estate. Here are pics....

jd

http://members.cox.net/jdwhealton/braur1.jpg

http://members.cox.net/jdwhealton/braur2.jpg

jok
5th May 2006, 20:57
I just want to share a picture of the Hunter Corp. holster with serial#7791466

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d126/jojokanlapan/IMG_0151.jpg

Thanks