Saturday, August 31, 2013

R.H. McGibbon's Canadian 1914 Contract 1911

Captain R.H. McGibbon served with No. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance and was seriously wounded alongside Major J.L. Duval while transporting troops back from the Somme on 25 April 1915.  The tragic day including this incident has been well documented on several websites including the Great War Project. This is McGibbon's pistol:






McGibbon's holster and mag pouch manufactured by an Ottawa leather maker and purchased in limited numbers by the Canadian Government for issue:





With Colonel Garners 1911:



When I found these pistols I felt they were meant to be re-united.  Both came from different sources and are in near mint original condition.

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