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Old 08-19-2014, 08:48 PM
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Iím looking for information on a leather goods and holster maker thatís out of business.
ďAlamo Leather Goods, San Antonio, TexasĒ is what is stamped on the back of a Tom Threepesons style smooth-leather lined scabbard, model 311 L for a 5 inch 1911. I bought it used from a San Antonio police officer in 1967 and am still using it as it is in excellent condition.
I donít know when it was first sold, but the original price was written in ink on the back of the belt loop. It is, are you ready for this, $9.46. Far cry from quality leather today.
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Look up old posts concerning Alamo leather....If it is the same one that was in Las Vegas....well just look it up on old posts...The whole story was interesting to say the least......I could be hazy I'm old but if my memory is correct the Dirty Harry model of his shoulder holster was well made...Problem was paying and then not getting the holster...I imagine if is is the same maker it is well made and the fact it is available is a miracle on top of that...
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We would love to see a picture.
Here's mine, it's not marked, but I have been told it's probably an Alamo.
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I think you're confusing Lawman Leather with Alamo. Lawman is the maker of the Dirty Harry shoulder holster with a long history of problematic business practices . I don't know much about Alamo holsters other than that they are good looking well made holsters from Texas.
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We would love to see a picture.
Here's mine, it's not marked, but I have been told it's probably an Alamo.
Just curious...what is your holster lined with?
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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Just curious...what is your holster lined with?
It appears to be an off-white, cream colored soft leather.
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We would love to see a picture.
Here's mine, it's not marked, but I have been told it's probably an Alamo.
I think it probably is an Alamo based on the way the lining matches mine that is marked.

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It appears to be an off-white, cream colored soft leather.

Mine is smooth black leather with an open bottom. and the same lining as yours.

I haven't learned how to post pictures here, but I will e-mail you some if you PM your e-mail address to me.
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Pictures sent via e-mail.

We must be the only owners left in the world.
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We must be the only owners left in the world.
That means I have the only LH Alamo left in da world!
Here's REM3200 's Alamo holster.
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Sorry you are right ..Seems the owners name seems to ring a bell...However my bell is getting cracked with age...Lawman is the maker I'm trying trying remember the owners name??
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I think you're confusing Lawman Leather with Alamo. Lawman is the maker of the Dirty Harry shoulder holster with a long history of problematic business practices . I don't know much about Alamo holsters other than that they are good looking well made holsters from Texas.
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You are absolutely correct...Lawmen was owned by Jerry Ardalena..My deepest apologies to Alamo Holsters.....I would not want to mistake a fine company with one shall we say dubious to say the least..Again my bad..
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Photos of more Alamo holsters here: Other makers: Eubanks, Alamo, Idaho etc
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