Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-29-2018, 07:03 AM
s&wchad's Avatar
s&wchad s&wchad is offline
Moderator
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 19,140
Likes: 3,039
Liked 6,464 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default Mika Translator Needed!

I picked up this Mika pocket holster used (I'm at least the 3rd owner) and for the life of me can't make out his handwriting. I think he should have been a Doctor, instead of a cop/holster maker!

It fits a late production Detective Special really well, but I don't think that's what it says? What looks like an "RC" is on another holster he made for me and it also has a round bottom. Does that stand for round cut? My other Mika's are black, but this one is brown.

I could always send an email to Bob with the photo, but I'd rather not bother him. Any guesses????

Mika Translator Needed!-img_2008-jpg

Mika Translator Needed!-img_2007-jpg

Mika Translator Needed!-img_2009-jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Mika Translator Needed!-img_2009-jpg   Mika Translator Needed!-img_2008-jpg   Mika Translator Needed!-img_2007-jpg  
__________________
"I also cook."

Last edited by s&wchad; 05-29-2018 at 07:06 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #2  
Old 05-29-2018, 08:34 AM
KalamazooKid's Avatar
KalamazooKid KalamazooKid is offline
Member
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 888
Likes: 1,129
Liked 3,362 Times in 614 Posts
Default

Haha, I can barely translate the ones I buy from him - because I know what he writes on there. You on the other hand, may have to call him!
__________________
Pass it on.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 05-29-2018, 12:58 PM
diyj98 diyj98 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: WV
Posts: 617
Likes: 31
Liked 500 Times in 254 Posts
Default

It kind of looks like " Hugs and kisses. Love always"

Sorry, I can't make out one word of it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 05-29-2018, 09:45 PM
michpatriot michpatriot is offline
Member
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 139
Likes: 14
Liked 256 Times in 90 Posts
Default Mikas trademark per say

Mika personalizes the holster with the persons name who originally ordered the holster and then he signs the holster...
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 05-30-2018, 08:20 AM
s&wchad's Avatar
s&wchad s&wchad is offline
Moderator
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 19,140
Likes: 3,039
Liked 6,464 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by michpatriot View Post
Mika personalizes the holster with the persons name who originally ordered the holster and then he signs the holster...
Yes he does, but that's on the opposite interior side and I can make that out!
"Made by R Mika for Robert ******"
__________________
"I also cook."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-30-2018, 08:25 AM
-db-'s Avatar
-db- -db- is offline
US Veteran
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 4,314
Likes: 12,135
Liked 4,636 Times in 1,558 Posts
Default

Something RC (round cut) D-frame (that would be the DS you say fits well)?
__________________
SWCA #2842
SWHF #448
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 05-30-2018, 09:07 AM
s&wchad's Avatar
s&wchad s&wchad is offline
Moderator
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 19,140
Likes: 3,039
Liked 6,464 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by -db- View Post
Something RC (round cut) D-frame (that would be the DS you say fits well)?
Thanks Tom!
You're seeing "D-frame" and I was thinking that said "chestnut"!
The "something" looks like "LMK2" to me, but L could be a C or a U or a V... or not!

I didn't want to bother Bob, but I sent him a message this morning and linked to this thread. I'll update if he has time to get back to me.
__________________
"I also cook."
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-30-2018, 09:12 AM
-db-'s Avatar
-db- -db- is offline
US Veteran
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 4,314
Likes: 12,135
Liked 4,636 Times in 1,558 Posts
Default

Actually, it looks like "Dry frame" to me but that makes no sense, so I went with D-frame.

Now that you mention chestnut, however, that could be it, the color of the holster.
__________________
SWCA #2842
SWHF #448
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 05-30-2018, 09:56 AM
Onomea's Avatar
Onomea Onomea is online now
Member
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Japan, Hawaii, Oregon
Posts: 5,891
Likes: 10,974
Liked 7,201 Times in 2,414 Posts
Default

It says, “Like my cheeseburger.”

Hmm.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-30-2018, 02:38 PM
s&wchad's Avatar
s&wchad s&wchad is offline
Moderator
Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed! Mika Translator Needed!  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 19,140
Likes: 3,039
Liked 6,464 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default

I heard back from Robert Mika.

Quote:
Glad I use to type my police reports. It looks like a holster for the Detective special. The printing, rc means round cut.
Other than that probably need a handwriting expert. Is the holster working for you?
Best
Robert
Even he canít read his handwriting!!!
__________________
"I also cook."
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mika holsters ruger 22 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 22 Yesterday 12:47 PM
Mika's is a 1st class act Jaysq Gun Leather & Carry Gear 26 09-14-2017 08:36 PM
Mika walkinghorse Gun Leather & Carry Gear 2 08-17-2014 04:18 PM
Which Mika PeterK Concealed Carry & Self Defense 8 12-02-2011 12:04 AM
Mika Holster cheryld Concealed Carry & Self Defense 1 08-08-2009 01:14 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:43 AM.


© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)