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Seems to fit a K Frame ?
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Seems to fit a K Frame ?
Yeah, it is made for a 6 inch barreled K22, but will fit any 6 inch k frame.
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Now I just need a 6 Inch K22 with significant wear at an affordable price
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That holster should clean up well. I like to find them like that and bring them back to life.
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Yep, that one will do nicely. I'm going to guess it was for a prewar K22 because of the Heiser stamp. Post war uses a different one. I agree with the OP it will clean up nicely. At the last big gun show I managed to buy a nice black lined one from Bengalsfan. Being lazy I haven't bothered to try to clean it up but I'm thinking on it. I have no idea how to clean the shearling lining, but I'm thinking about some of the spray they use as spot remover.

The problem with unlined holsters like the OPs is that if it gets dirty, sometimes the powder residue acts as an abrasive. I fear the same situation on a lined one. Its why we all need a kind of finish challenged K22 to use for outdoors carry. If the finish gets a little more scuffing, its no big loss. Its a good reason to really look at the lesser condition guns. No reason to damage a really nice one.
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Yep, that one will do nicely. I'm going to guess it was for a prewar K22 because of the Heiser stamp. Post war uses a different one.
Turnerriver and I have speculated that the Heisers with the HHH ornamental snap and rivet heads are pre-Depression, so before 1930. This one has the plain rivets and plain snap, lettered with the name and a (now worn off) enamel finish.

The several Heiser stamps all coexisted at that point -- 1930 -- and appear to have been used somewhat indiscriminately thereafter.

The use of stamped letters for the K22 bothers me a bit because I associate that with the Keyston era of the 1950s; otherwise a typical Heiser (and Myres, etc.) had the fitment written on the backside with a pen/pencil/stylus.

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I found it in a box of old holsters in a Pawn shop, I believe I have 10 bucks into it.

Thank you all for your comments and observations.

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Great old holster and a very good buy!
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