Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Police officer's .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver with brown leather holster.
[ca. 1882]
Chicago (Ill.). Police Dept.
1 revolver: steel, nickel, col.; 3 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.
1 revolver holster: leather, col.; 4 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.

Double action, center fire, .38 caliber revolver. Holster made of rich dark brown leather, sturdily stitched with a revolver outline which is decorated with a raised, carved, 5-point star. Holster is square, not intended to be used with a belt.

Owned by Chicago Police Officer John Schermann. Donated to the Chicago Historical Society by Charles Schermann (CHS 1968.403ab).

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Revolver and Holster