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Old 10-13-2011, 09:42 PM
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Default Ed McGivern holster "Pictures Added"

Over the years, my Dad and I have amassed an eclectic assortment of firearms and accessories. In Dad's stuff, there's an Ed McGivern marked holster. Did Ed design and market holsters or did he let someone use his name to market them or were they made for him and marked with his name? Any thoughts?

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Old 10-13-2011, 10:21 PM
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you might well have a personal holster considering your location. Later I will peruse my copy of his book and get back if I find a hint.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:48 PM
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Can you post a picture or e-mail one to me? I'd like to see it. I could see someone paying Ed to use his name to market a holster that he approved of. That makes perfect sense. And if that happened then there's probably similiar holsters from the same maker without the McGivern markings that some here might recognize to lead towards a maker.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:00 PM
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Wyatt,
P.M. me your email address. I'll stop over there after work tomorrow and see if I can't get some decent pics that I can email.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:00 AM
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A picture would be nice...but I have worn my copy of his book dog-eared and read everything I could find on him. Section 323 of his book mentions S.D. Myres, Cap Hardy, Berns-Martin, Clark, Diekan, H.H. Heiser, and George Lawrence. He infers that he generally found their lines of holsters satisfactory for his purposes.

He does make mention of being involved in the design of the Montana Highway Patrol's cross draw holster circa 1930-something, and a "low-hung stiff shank Hardy-McGivern holster" in that chapter.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:42 PM
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This is a S.D. Myres "McGivern" holster-whether McGivern designed it or Myres just called it that I don't know.It was made pre-war for the K-22 Outdoorsman revolver & offered post-war for the K-22 & Colt Officers Model revolvers as well.
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This is a S.D. Myres "McGivern" holster-whether McGivern designed it or Myres just called it that I don't know.It was made pre-war for the K-22 Outdoorsman revolver & offered post-war for the K-22 & Colt Officers Model revolvers as well.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:00 PM
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I've got some pictures. If you'd like to see them, pm me your email address and I'll send them off. I've not taken the time to learn how to post pictures but am heck at email.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:34 AM
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Here is the McGivern holster from the Orig. Post which was e-mailed to me. It is very high quality and now I'll go look at Turnerriver's to compare the styles available based McGivern's name and approval.

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