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Default Brauer Bros Holster ??

I picked this up today and a quick scan of the inter-web hiway yields no results..

It's marked H-14. Way too small for a K-frame and my Off. Police is too big in the trigger guard but I think its for a 4"..
Anyone got a Brauer reference or old fit chart??



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Monty - cant help you w/ your's but here's one that I belive is H19 and for 4" K frame. Your's has nicer leather but appears to be same snaps. I'd also be interested in any info about this company





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They've been closed for many years now. Not sure the reason but they made some very fine leather holsters and I've got more than just a few.

If you go to eBay and search for a seller called "usamike99" he generally has lots of their old stuff for sale and likely has the size chart you seek. I've bought a number of holsters and other gun related items from him and he's great to work with.

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+1 for usamike99. For most of his eBay listings, whether grips or leather, he typically includes a brief history of whatever company the product he's selling is from.

From one of his past auctions:

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BRAUER BROTHERS Mfg. of St. Louis, also known as MOOSE SPORTING GOODS, has been a family owned business since 1898; one of the oldest still family owned leather makers around. The Bull Moose logo, inspired by one of their most famous customers, hunter and statesman Teddy Roosevelt was adopted when he ran for reelection in 1912 under the Bull Moose party.

They once offered a full line of leather holsters, belts and accessories, including police items and even dog collars & leashes. They filled military contracts thru the major wars, and supplied Federal, State and Local police agencies thru the decades.

Their products were superior and innovative in many ways to the competitors in their class. Their "newer" basic holsters offered fully welted seams to prevent sticking and collapse of the holster around the gun. They also perfected designs, and even created and patented the wildly popular and oft copied SNAP LOOP Design way back in 1928.

As the company states, they don't forget that men's (and womens) lives depend on how they care for and carry their weapons.

Brauer is still in business today, however they no longer make leather goods, concentrating now on nylon and synthetic holsters and bags.
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Possible:
Colt Police Positive 4"
H&R Model 929 4"
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I have a Brauer "HOLSTER REFERENCE CHART" from the 1980s when I bought a K34 holster.

H-14 is not listed in the column for series H holsters. Maybe it was out of production by the 80s? Looked three times, using a magnifying glass. 14 does show up for series C, U, K, NS, E, J, W, for 4" S&Ws, Colt, Ruger, and H&R.

H-19 does show on the chart for S&W M&P (Mod. 10 HB), Mod. 10, and S&W Military Police Mod. 10, 12, and Harrington & Richardson Models 939, 926, 925, and High Standard Sentinel 9159-9160 and Sentinel 9187-9191.
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Thanks for all the replies gang. Guess I gotta go gun shoppin'!!
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4" J or I frame?
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Default thanks for the history lesson.

I have an IWB Brauer that was my father's. He carried his Colt Dect. Special in it for about 30 or so years. I sometimes wondered what type of holster it was, because the stamp is pretty much worn off. The one I got from my dad is pretty beat up, but it got daily usage for 30+ years. It certainly doesn't look like the ones in the pictures here, but it is a piece of family history, along with his gun and badge.

Thanks again for the history lesson.

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Don't know if it's helpful, but the other series 14 holsters were for S&W Regulation Police Mod. 33 & 31, 22/32 Kit Gun Mod. 33, 34, 43, 51, Colt Cobra, P.P.Special, Woodsman Sport .22, Huntsman .22 Challenger, Woodsman (Old Model), Ruger Bearcat, and H&R Mod. 922, 632, 732, 929, 622, 900.
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I picked this up today and a quick scan of the inter-web hiway yields no results..

It's marked H-14. Way too small for a K-frame and my Off. Police is too big in the trigger guard but I think its for a 4"..
Anyone got a Brauer reference or old fit chart??



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Your holster is for a Colt Police Positve revolver in .38 Special.
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Does your chart list a BB33? My mother picked one up at a garage sale and gave it to me. It doesn't fit a thing in my collection. What does it fit?
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The chart I have does not list a series starting with BB or B. The holsters with number 33 were for small revolvers, Colt Cobra and Detective Special, S&W Chief....
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I have one marked ES32. My Colt Diamondback fits but is a little loose.
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Looks a lot like one I had for a 4" colt sports woodsmen.
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No ES 32 on this list.

E 32 for S&W Combat Masterpiece and Magnum, Model 19, 15, Military Police Model 10, 12 fwiw....
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Cool H-13

Here is a picture of my H-13 Brauer Bros. It fits my M37 perfectly. It is my everyday carry holster.
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Another nice thing about it is that the retention strap goes over the back of the trigger guard allowing the ability to secure a J frame with a bobbed or no exposed hammer
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Rocketdog:

Does your chart list the fit for H 21? I'm looking at one that I think might fit my pre-17, but I'm not sure. I appreciate any help you can provide.

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Rocketdog:

Does your chart list the fit for H 21? I'm looking at one that I think might fit my pre-17, but I'm not sure. I appreciate any help you can provide.

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Sir,

The chart I have, on the back of a Brauer Bros. Mfg. Co. holster box from the 1980s, has a column for FH, H, HE and Y Series holsters. The listings for "21" include:

S&W Military Police, Model 10, 12, 6" barrel,

H&R Model 999, 939, 940, 6" barrel,

High Standard Sentinel 9188-9192, 6" barrel.

Not sure what a pre-17 would be listed as, but under S&W there is a listing for K Masterpiece 22 - 32 - 38 Model 14, 16, 17, 19, 48, 53, 6" barrel, holster "42" in that column. There are five listings for holsters under columns for other series, for these revolvers.

I hope this helps, and have a great holiday weekend!

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Gene,

Thank you very much; this is very helpful. Looks like I need to look for a #42!

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Better mention, after thinking about it, that the holster number for a K Masterpiece 14, 16, 17, 19, 48, 53, 6" barrel, changes with the holster series.

The six series starting with a D show a holster number "26".

The four series starting with an O and the two series starting with a T show a holster number "7".

The C, U, K, NS, E, J, and W series holsters for these revolvers show a holster number "36".

Nothing is simple!

The K34 holster that I have is a nice leather shoulder holster for a Ruger Security Six 4" barrel, vertical carry.
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Gene,

Thank you very much for the fuller list. That may open some further possibilities for me.

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Default Brauer H-9 holster?

Howdy y'all. I'm new to the forum. Joined up because I saw this discussion--I'm currently trying to find a nice holster for my S&W Model 13 (k frame, 4"). Got my eye on a Brauer holster but it's marked "H9." Not sure if it'll fit or not--- rocketdog, do you have the H9 model listed on your Brauer sizing chart?

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Howdy y'all. I'm new to the forum. Joined up because I saw this discussion--I'm currently trying to find a nice holster for my S&W Model 13 (k frame, 4"). Got my eye on a Brauer holster but it's marked "H9." Not sure if it'll fit or not--- rocketdog, do you have the H9 model listed on your Brauer sizing chart?

Much obliged.
Shoot, didn't see this until today. H9 is on the chart, for S&W .45 Army, Mod. 22 5", and Colt New Service 5".
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I have a Brauer "HOLSTER REFERENCE CHART" from the 1980s
Any chance your chart shows a Brauer Bros. J46 shoulder holster?
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H-14 fits a "Small Frames .22,.32 & .38 Cal." S&W 5"
revolver. This is from a 1950's catalog.
K & NS-46 shoulder holsters fit a 6" N frame revolver.
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I know how to turn on a computer, but that's about all. But a friend took the box with the holster chart and made a copy/scan and sent it to me in an e-mail with a PDF of the chart.

Maybe I can forward the e-mail with the PDF attachment and someone here can post the chart?

The box and chart is about 40 miles away at the moment.

Spotted a J36 as the highest number, not a J46, sorry.

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I see a lot of queries about holster numbers from various makers. I wondeer if we could have a sticky, with postings from the various makers' catalogs, that would provide a ready reference. I don't have any catalogs but I would be willing to do the dog work on the sticky.
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I second Cyrano's suggestion, maybe we could gather some links too. I know there has been some expert commentary on this forum about vintage leather:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/blogs/t...th-wesson.html
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Thanks to Rocketdog, here is the chart for the Brauer Bros. holsters.
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i just picked up another victory and it came in a h30 any info on the h30?
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i just picked up another victory and it came in a h30 any info on the h30?
See the chart in the post above, but H30 appears to be for a Ruger single six, High Standard Sentinel, or a Colt single action.
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for some rerason my computer will only display the image about the size of a postage stamp so i cant read it, thanks for the translation though.
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Hi, my husband has his grandfather's holster and revolver he wore as his "buggy" gun. He was more of an age to be my husband's great-grandfather, and he never drove a car, just buggies with horses. The holster is black leather and the brass snaps are shiny and bright. It is a Bauer H-13, and his grandfather carried a .32 caliber Police Positive revolver in it, and I think it is a 4" holster. It is a belt holster. The revolver is in almost mint condition, with the grips being pristeen, and all the markings clear and like new. The only mark on it is on the left side, where some of the black rubbed off where the holster touched it. The last patent number on it is July 4th, 1905, and the serial number is 56087, which is the lowest I've seen so far in my searches. We need to sell both of them, either separately or together, because we need the money to help recover after the tornado disaster in Alabama April 27th, 2011. I need to get as much as I can, and I need to know any information that you can give me to help me find the right buyer. Please email me at ladyefaire@windstream.net if you think you can help me. Thanks, LadyeFaire
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Thank you for the Brauer Brothers chart. I was looking at this holster and guess what. My mod 19 will fit.GK


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S&W Forum members never cease to amaze me with their knowledge, and best of all, their willingness to share this information with other members. Thanks for the information on Brauer holsters. I inherited a Brauer holster and this information has been very useful. Thanks again for sharing this information. S&WTom
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