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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]


Thank you for your excellent service, I'm very pleased with both the items.

R L, UK, 26.02.2010

The buckle arrived today in good order, many thanks for the speedy delivery. A nice buckle, as described, and a welcome addition to my collection. Will revisit your website regularly for other items of interest.

L M, Channel Islands, 30.01.2009