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 Post subject: Question for Mick!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:08 pm 
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Mick....after the introduction of the Schofield, how long did it take before the "half flap" combo holster appear.....1881 is the earliest I have found....but was there trial period holsters after '75?

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 Post subject: Re: Question for Mick!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:39 pm 
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Howdy!

Complicated... :)

Pattern of 1875, about two years after the recommendation of the Schofield which the Ordnance Dept called the Model 1873. When the Schofield was approved in September, a Pattern 1874 half flap came out for it.

The P1875 was half flapped, but had a single stud hole and a wider body for the Schofield, and a funky flap with a tab extension sewn and riveted on. P1875's were made into June 1878 when the P1878 came out.

The P1878 was bumped by the P1881 Type I with the two hole system. The Type II came out in 1883with a wider loop to accommodate the wider 'Cavalry" or Whittlemore pattern belt.

A third version came out in 1885, called by collectors/historians the "Model 1885" with a wider yet loop to fit over the empty woven belt.

Yeah, empty belt. So they did a P1881 Type Iv with a wider yet loop.

There were a bunch of experimentals tried between 1880 and 1895, like the Fechet, Foryth, Ropes, and Gaston.

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 Post subject: Re: Question for Mick!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:11 am 
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I knew "Mr. Wizard" would know!....Thanks....and now

So....My old persona of a Capt of 9th Cav doing an 1878/79 era impression, was/is lame with a "two hole Type 1 " is too late...i.e. lame. Does anyone make the P1878?...or would that even be correct?.......I guess I'd have to find out if the Civil War model full flap I have will work.......@#$%!!?@

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 Post subject: Re: Question for Mick!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Howdy!

Sorry to be slow. I was out at the "S.S. Arabia" museum in Kansas City- a mini Wal-Mart circa 1856. And visiting my daughter in Arkansas for Easter.

I do not know of anyone who makes a P1878 holster. I used a P1881 Type 1 made by the late Frank Burgess for my 1885/86 Apache Wars daze. Odd, my "Apache" phase is the only era I do not have pictures of. :(

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