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Old 08-11-2018, 04:47 PM
juniorloaf juniorloaf is offline
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Default Value of Stone-Mint 1945 dated USMC M7 Shoulder Holster

Curious what this holster is worth? The bag had been sealed until curiosity got the best of me. An absolutely mint, like new M7 Shoulder Holster marked USMC made in 1945.

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Old 08-11-2018, 07:44 PM
Charlie Flick Charlie Flick is offline
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At retail probably in the area of $200-225. It is a beautiful, unissued example.

However, it has been re-packed. The bag is not the original bag as it came from Boyt in 1945. The obvious clues are the FSN number and the July 1958 date. The FSN numbering system did not start until 1955.


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Old 08-12-2018, 06:43 PM
abarsrecon abarsrecon is offline
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I would reach out to a member here that goes by 'kikokat.' He sells loads of holsters and probably has a very good idea of what the market looks like.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:49 PM
Craftsman Craftsman is offline
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From what I've seen, buyers are not willing to pay much more than around $130-$150 for excellent condition M7 holsters. But maybe with the USMC provenance and NOS condition, $200-$225. It still might take some time to find a buyer willing to pay top $$ for it, imo.
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:53 PM
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$150ish. 45 dated gear is less collectible than earlier years. Condition is superb though��
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:55 PM
Jeremy2171 Jeremy2171 is offline
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I had one similar condition no bag...burned up in a house fire...never even put it on!
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:07 PM
Garandimal Garandimal is offline
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If you are goin' to wear it? You're going to want to treat it first.

Recently found a new "military style" leather shoulder holster in brown on Amazon for $30 delivered, so I ordered one.

Ended up being a new USGI issue Adirondack M7/M9 Leather Shoulder Holster. (usually ~$65).

But it came bone dry... like a dog's chew. Really, brown tanned sinew fiberboard.

So I slathered both faces of the leather with Atsko Original "SNO-SEAL" (Bees-wax and Lanolin), put it in a dark plastic grocery sack, and left it in the sun on the dash of my truck for the day.

At the end of the day the SNO-SEAL was all gone, but the leather was still bone dry yellow-white rawhide chew.

So I repeated the process... Three(3) more times.

The Fourth time (and over half a 7oz. jar of SNO-SEAL later), the leather was brown, and softening up, and there was still a little SNO-SEAL left here and there.

So I bagged it back up and cooked it a Fifth time for good measure.

...and it came out Corinthian Leather... so soft it would give Ricardo Montalbán a hard-on.

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Old 09-27-2018, 07:50 PM
tazaroo tazaroo is offline
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That leather needs to be hydrated sir.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:09 AM
chollybob chollybob is offline
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Don't do anything to the leather! Leave it alone, sell it, go buy a used one.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:46 AM
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Oh man, you opened it!! You ruined it now for the next guy!

Beautiful piece.
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