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36. Here is a Heiser 757. I have been told that it is fairly rare.
It looks black in the photo, but actually it is oxblood. Oxblood
has been described as a dull, reddish, brown, and I think this
one fits that description. I would like to know how to lighten
it up and shine it a bit. It is shown with the Texas Gunslinger
belt, Bear knife, my Boonie hat, and the S&W Model 10 4" barrel.

For comparison, the belt is Cordovan. Technically, cordovan is
a type of leather, but the word is used often to describe a color.

Well, here is what I tried. I sprayed the holster with a degreaser,
covered it in corn starch thinking that might suck the grease up
out of the holster, then dried it with a hair dryer. Then I applied
a little Blackrock Leather 'N Rich with my fingers, wiped it down
with a cloth, and dried it again with hair dryer. Then brushed it
with a shoe brush. The results are not spectacular, but there is
a little more definition in the carving, and the brown in peeking
through. Before on the left, After on the right.
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Thank you Joe. You made it sound so good that I had to
go back and look at them all again.
YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME, crazyphil. ALL OF THOSE ACCOLADES ARE ABSOLUTELY TRUE ! ! !
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37. Here is a good one for packin a 1911. It's by Kirkpatrick,
and they call it a Texas Strong Side. I like it a lot.
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36. Here is a Heiser 757. I have been told that it is fairly rare.
It looks black in the photo, but actually it is oxblood. Oxblood
has been described as a dull, reddish, brown, and I think this
one fits that description. I would like to know how to lighten
it up and shine it a bit. It is shown with the Texas Gunslinger
belt, Bear knife, my Boonie hat, and the S&W Model 10 4" barrel.

For comparison, the belt is Cordovan. Technically, cordovan is
a type of leather, but the word is used often to describe a color.

Well, here is what I tried. I sprayed the holster with a degreaser,
covered it in corn starch thinking that might suck the grease up
out of the holster, then dried it with a hair dryer. Then I applied
a little Blackrock Leather 'N Rich with my fingers, wiped it down
with a cloth, and dried it again with hair dryer. Then brushed it
with a shoe brush. The results are not spectacular, but there is
a little more definition in the carving, and the brown in peeking
through. Before on the left, After on the right.

Phil, I am certainly no expert, but the one on the right looks better to me.
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38. This one seems to enjoy quite a lot of time hanging on my hip.
It is an RSS (Revolver Super Speed). One of Seventrees designs made
by Ken Null. S&W Model 10 2" barrel on board. The knife is a Junkyard
Dog II by Kershaw. The Carhart keeps my noggin warm.
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I'll take it. PM sent

Just kidding, nice collection! Photography is well done.
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I have shared this information before, but it's been a while, and maybe
worth repeating. For reference, I will call the following #39, 40, 41 & 42.

Charles Askins was firearms instructor for the Border Patrol in 1936 when
he, and S. D. "Sam" Myres designed a holster for the Border Patrol. It is
shown below on the left.

Bill Jordan was a Border Patrolman in 1941 and was not satisfied with the
Askins design or the Tom Threeperson holster either. So he borrowed the
best features from those two and also from a military holster for the .45
auto. He took his design to C. H. Werner at Alpine Saddlery in Alpine, TX.
and had his holster made.

He carried it all through WWII while island hopping across the Pacific as
a Marine. By the time he got back his holster was well worn and kinda
beat up, so he stopped in to S. D. Myres shop in El Paso and had it
replaced. It became the Jordan Border Patrol holster. Sam put it in his
catalog and it wasn't long before every lawman in the country wanted a
holster just like Bill Jordans. It is shown below 2nd from left.

The Korean War started in 1949 and Bill, being a Marine reserve officer,
was called back to duty. While he was away Sam Myres passed away.
Many other makers copied the Jordan Border Patrol holster. Some not
very good quality. So when Bill returned he had the holster named for
him trademarked.

Bill became acquainted with Don Hume, and liked his work, so he gave
Don the exclusive right to the use of the trademark. Don Hume's Jordan
Border Patrol is shown 3rd from left.

Hume later upgraded the Border Patrol replacing the retention strap with
a thumb break, as shown in the photo 4th from left.

To me this is eye candy too.

PS the Ranger style belt in 1, 2 & 4 was made by, and a gift from, Red Nichols.
The belt in #3 is by Bianchi.
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Another little history lesson that, in my humble opinion,
is worth repeating, I will refer to as #43, 44, 45 & 46.

Royal Eubanks started Eubanks Leather in Boise in 1939.
A holster marked Eubanks Leather is shown below left.
The cartridge belt is by Lawrence. The knife by Marbles.
The S&W is a Model 10 with 4" barrel.

Pioneerer Tent & Awning was already in business. An example
of Pioneer Leather holster is shown 2nd from left. Lawrence
cartridge belt again, and a Schrade knife.

In 1949 Eubanks sold to Pioneer, and Pioneer started using
the Eubanks Pioneer mark. Example 3rd from left. The same
Lawrence cartridge belt, a Buck knife, and Spegel grips on
the Colt's Agent. This little holster needed re-lacing, so it
was done by an amateur who uses the alias crazyphil.
The S&W is Model 10 with 2" barrel.

In 1954 Eubanks covenant to not compete expired, so Royal
went back in to business, Pioneer had trademarked the name
Eubanks Pioneer, so Royal Eubanks took the name Idaho Leather.
An example is shown 4th from left. The holster was made for a
Ruger, but I don't have one. The Colt 1911 fits, so why not?
The knife is by Case.

Shortly after starting Idaho Leather, Royal Eubanks passed away.
His widow sold to a family friend Bud Wetzel. Bud's son Ben Wetzel
operated Idaho Leather until he died December 17, 2016.

Pioneer ceased operations in 1972. So, Eubanks, Eubanks Pioneer,
and Idaho Leather are all history.
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