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Old 04-25-2018, 09:43 PM
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Model 67 , no dash.

What holster was state of the art in '72 ?
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:53 PM
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Bill Jordan Border Patrol style holster- was my first issued holster even in '82...
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1972 was right at the high point for Roy Baker's Original Pancake Holster line. Baker is generally credited with the pancake concept; many other in the business (including me) followed along, some with copies and others with added innovations. Watch eBay for a few months and you should be able to score an original Roy's Pancake holster that would match your revolver's vintage perfectly.

Don't overlook the Tom Threepersons' style holster, which was very popular from about 1920 through about 1980 or so. Originally made by S.D. Myres Saddlery, most of the major holster makers offered some variation of the Threepersons design over the years including your revolver. Very good design for range and field use, and not bad for occasional discreet carry.

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The Bianchi Model 27 is a period duty holster for the 67....
Bianchi, again, had the model 3 for off duty carry. I had one of these and wish I had it back. This had the hammer shield. High ride, no strap, FAST draw! Safariland had several great holsters also. The model 29 was both a duty and sportsman holster. All of the top holster makers of this period had very, very good holsters for the 4" K frames.....Tex Shoemaker, Safety Speed, Hoyt all had great holsters in this period...
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Bucheimer "Federal Man".
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:36 PM
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Thank for all the good suggestions, I have quite a few Tom Threeperson holsters, so I have that covered.
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Don Hume 216 (?) Jordan style Border Patrol also Jay Pee, Safariland, Bucheimer, S&W factory logo (some were Gould and Goodrich before S&W bought them), Tex Shoemaker, Triple K, Safety Speed or other steel shank, safety strap or thumb break, forward cant duty holster that's sized right

Expect a 2" belt slot so plan on a little slop in your rig unless you use a 2" gunbelt.

Ebay "k frame duty holster". I'd ask if the snap was still in good shape before I bought.
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Here is what I picked today.

A S&W holster marked B35 63.

An old style paddle holster.
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It looks like a copy of other holsters I have seen, maybe Lewis and Bucheimer ?
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Here are a few examples with my S&W Model 67 No Dash.
Left to right:
Myres #624 T3P, with "dog ear" and safety strap, on a Sparks belt.
El Paso's T3P (Tom Threepersons) on a Garrison belt.
Oliver Ball's T3P with "dog ear"
Bell Charter Oak's Gaylord Combat Speed Scabbard with "dog ear"
Bucheimer's Hank Sloan
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The Hoyt break fronts were very popular with police departments during that timeframe. I think I saw a nice one for a K frame on the WTS pages recently. Good shootin’,
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The Hoyt break fronts were very popular with police departments during that timeframe. I think I saw a nice one for a K frame on the WTS pages recently. Good shootiní,
Doug
Here is a Hoyt crossdraw. Breaks out the back, which is the
front when in crossdraw position.
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My first duty holster in 1977 was a Bianchi version of the Burns and Martin front break with the retention strap around the front of the holster, rather than over the hammer. I carried a 4" Model 28 in it, but there were some of my partners that carried 19s 66s and 15s in them, if I recall correctly. I remember I ran into a Texas Ranger one night who was in town on vacation. While we were talking, he said, "I see ya'll have them fancy California front openers. How do you like it?"
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