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Old 08-28-2017, 08:14 AM
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I recently picked up a Bucheimer Federal Man B230 holster for my mid 1960's Model 36. This one has the retention strap sewn to the front of the holster with a snap connection to the hip guard (assuming that is what the tall leather extension of the holster is supposed to be). Anyway that is all I know about this holster. Does anyone know the background? Was it desigened for Federal Law Enforcement and was it a popular holster for carrying the Chiefs Special in its time? Thank you
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:06 AM
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In my part of the world this model came in the 1962/1963 era.
It was consider to be a mite faster to draw from then the "Pull Over" safety strap. Old timers didn't care for it as it was a high ride holster.
I used one to carry a Model 10 4".
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The "hip guard" or tall leather extension is actually the snap break. It is moved, or slapped, to the side, toward the body, which unsnaps the holster for drawing.
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The "Federal Man" is very similar to the Tom Threepersons but with a thumb break safety strap. All around one of the best plain clothes holsters ever made, I wish it was still available!
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Great, thank you for all the information. Any idea what a black leather Federal Man for the Chiefs Special 2" in very good condition is worth? Thanks again
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Great, thank you for all the information. Any idea what a black leather Federal Man for the Chiefs Special 2" in very good condition is worth? Thanks again
Not very much. J.M. Bucheimer, and Bucheimer-Clark, still haven't reached collectible status and are quite 'common' as many, many of their products were produced. A possible exception might be their Hank Sloan, invented by an FBI agent and licensed to Bucheimer.
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I carried a 2" model 10 in one of those holsters in the late 1960's to early 1970's.
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Got one my Model 19 rides in. Good holster...

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