Chicom Type 54 Pistol Holster : North Vietnamese Forces

Place Asia: Vietnam, Phuoc Tuy Province, Long Tan
Accession Number REL27493.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Firearm accessory
Location Main Bld: Vietnam Gallery: Upper Level: Long Tan
Place made China
Date made c 1964
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Description

Brown plastic pistol holster for a Chicom Type 54 pistol. It has a front pouch with a press stud containing a spare magazine and two loops on the side for a cleaning rod. The top flap is secured by a stud and strap.

History / Summary

This holster was taken from a dead North Vietnamese officer by Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith MC, after the Battle of Long Tan while serving as the Company Commander of Delta Company, 6 Royal Australian Regiment.