US Navy double sided Pistol Rack
for 6 point 45 calibre Colt Auto Pistols, Model 1911-A1. Stamped "Ord. Dr. No. 42807 Mfg. at Navy Yard, Phila." These racks enabled weapons to be issued quickly from the ship’s armoury in an emergency for use by boarding parties. A rare item of USN interest in excellent original condition. 18” x 16” (46 cms x 40 cm).