Multi-piece supple leather construction accented with brass fittings. The holster features an open top, fully functioning lift the dot fastener and strap initialled “J.N.M” underneath. To the reverse, a fully intact leather strap secured by stitching and brass ring. The maker mark “U.S. ENGER KRESS” can be found at the top while the name “J.N.Mackinnon” has been etched along the securing strap. Research has turned up a Captain Jack Newman MacKinnon who flew with the infamous 93rd Operations Group during the Second World War. M3 shoulder holsters were issued to Officers of the Air Force, Armoured Corps, and in some cases Airborne. Oddly the holster appears to have been professionally modified including a loop of leather from front to back which can hold a M1911 magazine. Regretfully the belt loop button snap is missing the male snap portion but can easily be repaired or replaced.
A link for Jack’s obituary can be found above under the tab “Additional Research”.