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Thad had previously made me one of his SPS Speed Scabbards
for my LCR, and I really liked his work, so I went back to him.
Here is a speed scabbard with "dog ear" added, shown holding
my S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum.
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Here's one I found recently on eBay. Listed as an unknown holster for an unknown pistol, I easily recognized it was for a 1911 but when I saw the seller's photo of the backside of the holster, I smiled. Apparently no one else figured out what it was, so I got it for the opening bid price. I think it might be an earlier Rhodesian model due to the lack of a date marked along Rybka's initials and/or a special order due to the tension screw and the cant. Most of these I see lack the screw and are neutral cant. Musty, dusty and dirty when it arrived, it cleaned up well.



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Good pick db. It looks like new.
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Does Thad still offer a catalog? Just wondering how much to send him to get a copy.
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I don't think he has a catalog. You can send him a letter and describe
what you need. He will probably write back and enclose an order form.
Let me know if you need his address.
Whoops! Just noticed his address is on the order form in post #2 above.
Still correct last I knew
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I don't think he has a catalog. You can send him a letter and describe
what you need. He will probably write back and enclose an order form.
Let me know if you need his address.
Whoops! Just noticed his address is on the order form in post #2 above.
Still correct last I knew
That's what happened to me. Wrote him, waited a few weeks got two order forms, now have two holsters on order for about a month now.
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Here's another one of his. I bought it about 20 years ago to carry a Colt Mustang as a backup, hence the left handed holster. Sold the Mustang and have been meaning to get another, but just never did. He sure makes good holsters.
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Holding a 3.5" Model 27 with Spegels

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Interesting 1911 holster.
Is that cant meant for appendix?
Or for crossdraw?
Or for either?
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It's a strong side hip holster. The forward rake (or reverse cant, however you want to look at it) isn't quite enough for crossdraw. The basic design is borne of the Rhodesian Bush War and early IPSC influences.
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I've been meaning to get this old holster out since this thread started and finally did. I lived in Huntsville, Alabama in 1979 and bought this holster to carry my lightweight Commander in. The Commander is long gone but here is an old Rybka holster, the only one I own. The TR makers mark is on the right next to the belt slot in the closeup, faint & hard to see. I used to carry this holster fairly frequently.
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Holding a 3.5" Model 27 with Spegels

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Gotta love them Spegels.
Here is my Colt's Agent with extended boots
from Craig Spegel.
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