This old Colt, #8579 was one of the pistols sold to the Canadian Government in 1914. It went to France with the owners uncle in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in WW I, and was carried by the owner with the 5Th Canadian Armoured Division during WW II!
The owner is a retired college professor in central Oregon and is now 80 years old. I am waiting for detailed information so I can use it in a display.
Wow! If you can document that the holster was along for the ride(s), then the holster is probably worth more than the gun! Steel lasts a long time, but there aren't that many fabric holsters around.
What do you know about the holster? Is it the correct style for either WWI or WWII? Any markings that indicate that it accompanied the gun on its adventures? Or was it just something somebody picked up at a gun show many years afterward?