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Title MK5/6 Webley revolver holster, Surrey Yeomanry marked
Nationality British
Period 1915-18
Price £120.00

This is marked 'SRY' on the reverse for 'Surrey Yeomanry', with the maker's name 'Thomasson & Co.' stamped on the leather retaining strap. There is a broad arrow stamp, together with a faint date stamp (15?) to the inside. Both the MK 5 and 6 pistols would have fitted this.

This was the classic issue holster for NCOs/ORs throughout the Great War and, as such, is much harder to find than the flap top officer private purchase variety. Unit marked examples are scarcer still. The Surrey Yeomanry seved on the Western Front, in Egypt, as trench police in Galipoli, in Macedonia and finally in the Caucasus at Tiflis.

The general condition of the leatherwork and stitching is excellent for the age of the piece, except at the junction of the retaining strap, where the stitching is a little loose with age. The 'D' rings are of iron with an EPNS finish.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Equipment : British : 20th Century]


I have now collected from depot and am very satisfied with the bayonet. Many thanks once again for your excellent service.

S H, UK, 04.02.2012

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006