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Object Name: Belt holster
Date: 1855-1870
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Medium: Leather, brass, cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 12 x 6 1/4 in. ( 30.5 x 15.9 cm )
Description: Leather, brass, and cotton belt holster; stitched black leather holster with belt loop sewn to back, red leather interior, and flap that fastens to brass stud on front.
Credit Line: Gift of Emily Buch
Object Number: 1957.277i
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According to accession records, this holster was part of a uniform worn by the donor's father, Emilio Buch, while serving in the 2nd Battalion, Cazadores Voluntarios de Matanzas, as part of Spanish forces during the Cuban insurrection of 1867.


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