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I recently bought a NIB Colt 4" Official Police from the estate of a deceased 90-year old man. The gun dates to 1950 and with it in his safe was this vintage but unused black Sam Browne belt. It is marked size 44 but fits from 36 to at least 44. I could find no markings on the leather anywhere. The holster is right-handed and fits the Colt perfectly but the outfit appears to never have been worn, although there is one small indentation on the face of the holster from storage (shown in the holster photo just below the leading edge of the holster).. The belt has cartridge loops for six cartridges and, since the revolver is .38 Special caliber, I assume the loops will hold .38 cartridges, although they look slightly smaller than .38. I assume the leather has shrunk over the years although it is still new-stiff but pliable. I don't want the belt but it must have some value. Any ideas as to what its worth? I thought I would offer it here on the Colt Forum Sale ads first.