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A very rare example of a 1914 dated Holster for the British Webley .455 Automatic Pistol. Used by the Royal Navy, RNAS and RFC during WW1, this piece is clearly marked to number 1 Squadron RNAS, a famous fighter squadron which saw distinguished service on the Western Front during the war.
The Holster is in very good overall condition with the leather remaining soft and free from damage. Of note are the rivets joining the fold over single leather piece construction favoured to avoid rotting of the stitching.
Belt fitting loops have not been repositioned, which appears often to be the case with these holsters this example remaining in the original factory configuration with the forward belt loop stamped ?.C. Galley 1914.
A fine Holster marked to a famous squadron.