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Pilgrim
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I'll try to post a photo. I was on a recent California trip and ended up in Sonoma, (next to Napa) and there is a Presidio and Mission with some artifacts. There is a shovel with a wood handle, a couple of grub hoe blades (mountain men used grub hoes to dig caches) and a pair of pistol holsters- the kind that are slung over a saddle horn. What is neat is these holsters have sewn on boxes or pockets that contain 5 or 6 metal tubes for reloading.
As far as I can tell, they are the oldest "speed loaders" I've ever seen.
 
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Yes, by all means post a photo.


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Oh yeah,that would be great....


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Pilgrim
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The proper name of the place is Sonoma Barracks. There are 84 photos on the net but none of the holsters. I'll try to figure out how to post a photo. May take a day or two.
 
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This isn't what was at the museum but it is similar:
http://www.bing.com/images/sea...edIndex=3&ajaxhist=0
 
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The only difference is what I saw had no flap so you could see the "cartridges" which were tin tubes, essentially speed loaders.
 
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