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Old 05-02-2017, 09:52 AM
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I would love to be able to carry some of my nicer S&W revolvers in the field and get some big game with them but I need to find a 6" S&W N frame capable fleece lined holster first. Who still makes these?
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Not to be a wet blanket........But, fleece is a moister attractant.
Also, will hold foreign debris like a magnet.


Suede is almost as bad.


All my holsters have a smooth lining for my sidearms,
made from Herman Oak Tanned leathers from the U.S.of A.
None of that cheat imported stuff.



Chrome tanned suede will remove the blue off'n blued firearms.
(Safariland found that out on those early lined rigs, as I seem to recall)
Vegetable tanned splits are not corrosive as chromium salts.


Smooth lining and a proper fit is what lessens finish wear on a firearm.


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you really do not want fleece. As stated, it will attract and hold moisture and dirt.

If you want a lined holder, go with a suede lining
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Nevertheless: Lawrence was the best known maker of shearling (proper term) lined holsters; an older brother of mine had one in the '60s. I believe that Heiser did this as well, and perhaps Myres, too.

ALL suede lined holsters are chrome tanned leather, because it is cheap as a byproduct of making the hide thinner for upholstery and garment leathers, and veg splits tear like paper while chromes don't. Veg leathers, if wet, react with steel and iron quite viciously, 'burning' the leather and corroding the steel.

Ideally one uses an all-padded fabric hunting holster and not leather at all. I recall a crawling hunt with the now-infamous mag editor Dick Metcalf in Wyoming; one can move through the muck and not rip up either pistol or holster! A flap holster is a must, and in this case it was a Bianchi HuSH hunting shoulder holster, which I recall they still make.

I would suggest, if it's shearling you want, that you contact El Paso Saddlery and enquire if they will do it for you. It has the advantage that it will hold lubricants or other protectants (my bros' smelt of Hoppe's No. 9) against your pistol. And surely everyone uses SS pistols for hunting :-).
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A guy named Dave Newcomb used to make nice sheepskin/fleece lined holsters. If you google him you'll find some examples. I'm not sure if he's still in business.

I've owned some older fleece lined holsters in the past and never had any issues with them.

PS- Theres an old fleece lined Brauer Brothers holster on eBay right now with a Buy It Now price of 20 bucks and free shipping

PPS - nevermind, I bought it. I'm a sucker for old holsters.
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I was just about to post pretty much exactly what KIETH44SPL did - he just types faster than me! Although one would THINK that suede or fleece would be better for protection, smooth leather dry and clean is actually the best!
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I've owned some older fleece lined holsters in the past and never had any issues with them.

PS- Theres an old fleece lined Brauer Brothers holster on eBay right now with a Buy It Now price of 20 bucks and free shipping....
I have one of those old Brauer Bros. flap holsters with the "fuzzy" insides. One of my favorite K frame holsters for years! Great for wandering the woods and such. Wouldn't mind a few more.
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Fleece lined Lawrence rig that I found for my brother.
I have a fleece lined Heiser flap holster around here somewhere.

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KEITH44SPL covered this topic perfectly.
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A guy named Dave Newcomb used to make nice sheepskin/fleece lined holsters. If you google him you'll find some examples. I'm not sure if he's still in business.

I've owned some older fleece lined holsters in the past and never had any issues with them.

PS- Theres an old fleece lined Brauer Brothers holster on eBay right now with a Buy It Now price of 20 bucks and free shipping

PPS - nevermind, I bought it. I'm a sucker for old holsters.
Pictures, please, when you get it in hand. I for one, would love to ogle it.
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I will quote Keith44spl. on this and totally agree,

"Smooth lining and a proper fit is what lessens finish wear on a firearm."

I would also like to add a clean grit free gun and holster go along way in preserving the finish also.
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Pictures, please, when you get it in hand. I for one, would love to ogle it.
Will do - here are the eBay pics:





I don't know what its for, but I'm sure I have something in the safe that will fit it.

I know these have fallen out of favor, but as I said I've never had an issue with them.
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I don't know what its for, but I'm sure I have something in the safe that will fit it.

I know these have fallen out of favor, but as I said I've never had an issue with them.
I'm thinking Colt Woodsman or old High Standard .22. I have one of those as well as the K frame holster, in which has lived a Woodsman for years. Again, no dramas. And very practical. I just wish it was a left handed version....
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Here's a crappy quik-pic of one of David Newcomb's for a 6 1/2" N-frame.



And this is one of an OLD L.L. Bean example that I'm guessin' is from the 30's or 40's. My buddy Sebago's Son turned me on to these a while back.



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Howdy,

Here is one of my old collectible holsters probably made in the 1920/30's. Horn Back Alligator with Fleece lining.

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It tickles me to see someone reinvent the wheel. If fleece lined holsters worked, we'd all be using them, blued hunting handguns would abound and stainless would be for dining flatware only.
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Pictures, please, when you get it in hand. I for one, would love to ogle it.
It came the other day. It turned out to be a perfect fit for my reservation rescue Hi Standard Sport King.



The fleece has lost its fleeciness in a few spots, but otherwise all is well.





I'll keep the old girl in it, in the safe. There isn't much finish left to lose, and I'm sure this holster won't cause it to lose any more, anyway.



C'mon back, OP! I'd love to hear if you've been able to find what you're looking for.
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