Vintage Colt Woodsman Fink Leather Shops Belt Holster
Measures 10-3/4” long and 4” wide in the outside. Leather is .10” thick and appears undyed, and still supple though it could use some oil. The outside has bordered floral embossing on the outside and the back is marked “FINK LEATHER SHOPS/250 22 6”HS” with the “ actually represented as a sideways number “3” cheated toward the top edge of the line. This may be for a Colt Woodsman, High Standard or similar pre-WWII 6” barrel .22 autoloader. I don’t know much about Fink as a company other than they were respectable, based around Saint Louis, Missouri and made M1916 holsters for the U.S. Government M1911 pistol around World War One. This is clearly a high quality holster, and though aged, was lightly used. Belt loop is 1-1/4” wide, secured by four rivets and fits over a waist belt no more than 2-1/4” wide.
Holster was paired with a 41” x 1-3/8” cartridge belt w/ 35 sewn loops for .22 cartridges. It has tarnished and well worn nickel plated steel harness buckle and appears commercially made. Unfortunately, though the leather is supple, it is very dry and has been for a long time as evidenced by the deep surface cracking on the finished side. The only markings on it are “610” and “22”.