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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]


Thanks very much for the bayonet. I am very happy, I think your photos of your items are great because nothing is hidden and you can clearly see them. (Unlike some other dealers.) Everything was as you describe, I will be keeping a eye on your site for any further bayonets for my collection.

S W, UK, 10.01.2013

Thank you Chris. As always, superb service.

G D, UK, 02.03.2012