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    Russian Colt 1911 holster

    Hello,
    any idea what was the holster for Russianicon Colt 1911???
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    As frugal as the Russians were, I would assume the T33 Tokarev holster. If it fit, I doubt if they would bother re-engineering it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imarangemaster View Post
    I would assume the T33 Tokarev holster
    Would be a little difficult using said in WWI and the following years of turmoil. 50,000 pistols shipped. Most still unaccounted for. The real question is whether they're still warehoused...

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    Seems indeed to be losted in the turmoil.
    Losted but not for everyone I suppose...
    All of them have holster wear marking so I suppose they were into holster.
    I'll try the T-33 holster.
    The Britishicon Colt .455 was into specific holster made in UK ( different holsters exist)
    Perhaps the Russianicon also made a holster for the pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K31icon/43 View Post
    All of them have holster wear marking so I suppose they were into holster.

    All? You've seen more than one? Very scarce on the other side of the Atlantic.

    This one was in the contract range of Russianicon pistols but did not go overseas. Oddly, these unmarked pistols have been known to be "enhanced" to look like one of the pistols sent to support the WWI Russian efforts to enhance collector appeal.



    Regardless, it would be interesting to know if there WAS an official Russian or Soviet holster that was specific to the 1911s. Info on Russian and/or Soviet produced .45 ACP ammo (if any) would be welcomed as well!
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    Ah, I thought they were WW II lend lease or something. I did not know they were WW I.

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    ello,
    i saw about 10 of them to sell.
    I have only one in VG conditions at home.
    I believe I can have a good contact in Russiaicon to get infos.
    I'll check that and come back to you but it can take some weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by K31icon/43 View Post
    Hello,
    any idea what was the holster for Russianicon Colt 1911???
    K31/43
    There is one on sale with this kind of holster... Looks like TT-33 holster.

    COLT 1911 RUSSIAN WITH FACTORY LETTER - Z39376 - United States

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    No, the holster for the TT33 would not have been used in WW1. The TT33 didn't come around till 1933. I would think the pistols would have been used by Russianicon Calvary more then anything else as they could not get the Mauser broom handle anymore. Cossack's charging with pistol in one hand and a saber in the other. So a holster for use on horse back????? I wonder if many were used before the revolution started as they were made starting in 1916 and of course ended in 1917. But a real one will be marked on the left side of the frame with a cyrillic inscription. Made as a commercial gun but with random serial numbering. Total guessed as being 51,000 made.

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    This is the one we had in the UKicon recently


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