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OK Chubbo,

The Colt is a 1957 Government with a hammer from one of the WW1 commemorative models. The handles are from Nutmeg.

The S&W is a 1963 K22, it's handles are old ivory.




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OK Chubbo,

The Colt is a 1957 Government with a hammer from one of the WW1 commemorative models. The handles are from Nutmeg.

The S&W is a 1963 K22, it's handles are old ivory.
Thanks, Now, I don't want to be a pest, but, I'm interested, how about the holster makers names?
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The holsters aren't vintage, but the guns are. A study in N frame holsters by Dave Keith
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The Lawrence 120 "Keith" is kinda purdy in it's simplicity. I tried to
enhance it a bit with the Navajo silver arrowhead. The Red Nichol's
Ranger belt helps too. Peacemaker replica. I keep thinking about
getting a real one, but when I look at the prices I just keep thinking.
Sharps Bowie hiding in upper left corner, and my Stetson of course.
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Here's a nice barbecue rig made by Dave Keith, complete with our family brand on the holster.


Nothing fancy here, but a good serviceable rig by Rudy Lozano of Black Hills Leather


Again, not a fancy rig, but one that has seen many, many miles on horseback made by Dave Clowes of Dave's Saddle & Tack out of Bonanza, Oregon.


Another plain, but serviceable, rig from Black Hills Leather.
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Sorry Chubbo,

The 1911 holster is supposed to be Myers, but there is no makers mark. I once saw a Lawrence holster that looked very similar.

The S&W holster is a Lawrence and is marked 27LF and 44 over 6 on the back. It was sold to me as a K holster, but as one would suspect it also fits a 6" N frame as well.
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If I had to pick just one from my collection I would pick the Heiser #753 double buscadero. The condition is wonderful and I believe it is museum quality. Bill
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Sorry Chubbo,

The 1911 holster is supposed to be Myers, but there is no makers mark. I once saw a Lawrence holster that looked very similar.

The S&W holster is a Lawrence and is marked 27LF and 44 over 6 on the back. It was sold to me as a K holster, but as one would suspect it also fits a 6" N frame as well.
The S&W, I would have guessed right. By my old favorite vintage maker, Lawrence. I wouldn't venture a guess on the 1911 holster, I am not familiar with unmarked Lawrence holsters, and my very limited Lawrence reference material shows nothing like it. Regardless of the maker, I'm sure it's by a vintage maker, and a real "Knock Out". It just"Makes My Liver quiver". Thanks for sharing them with us.

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bracebeemer, that Heiser is one of the most beautiful rigs I've ever seen.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:33 PM
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It is a difficult choice. But, this Richard Gittlein that I just got is way up there!!
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Here's an outfit I'm partial too, holsters and cartridge slides to match pants belt with vintage buckle.HOLSTER BEAUTY CONTEST?-img_5017-jpg
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Some very beautiful rigs here. Keep them coming.
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I'm liking this thread...here are a few of mine:
Biancheri Elephant for S&W PC 1911
Biancheri Giraffe for Model 36
El Paso Saddlery Sweetwater for Super Blackhawk
El Paso Saddlery Austin for Model 25








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Here’s an early M&P in a floral holster by an unknown maker.
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Dave Keith rig in fishscale for a 4" K frame,




Dave Keith holster & speed strip pouch for 4" N frame,


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How about a “Texas Jockstrap” by Myres for a 6” K-frame. Bill
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I am quite partial to my El Paso Saddlery Tom Threepersons holster made in 2015..
It has my S&W Model 57 41 Mag. in it.



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This S&W 38/44 Heavy Duty 5" from 1931 looks great in this old Carved S. D. MYRES Holster. The strap was replaced by a Heiser Denver one some time in its life.






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My best is this BEDELL ROGERS holster from Longview, Texas I feel lucky to have won it at the S&WCA Symposium auction because most of the bidders thought it was for a Colt.


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Just got this one in yesterday. I don't recall seeing a carved Eubanks
before, and black is kinda rare too. (Maybe it was dyed?) Anyhow I
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I have this Carved and Laced Holster by COLORADO SADDLERY of DENVER it is marked by pencil? Mag 6 1/2 and is stamped with the numbers 1952 or possibly 1932.
It looks good on my pre 27 .357 Mag 6 1/2" that left the factory 9/55.






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I have several nice rigs, that said, I am not sure they are in the same league as these. But here goes...

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Unmarked 4” K frame Threepersons and a Bedell Rogers with unusual reverse thumbbreak
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Since this thread truly fascinates me, I often go through the pictures of the holster beauty contest, study, and enjoy them. After looking closely at this truly beautiful, two holster rig, that you show, It becomes apparent that the holsters are of different sizes, the tooling was done with that in mind, and the maker intended for the rig to be set up exactly that way. I believe that there could be a very interesting story, involving the design, and building of this rig. Were my observations correct? Is there a story about it's build? Am I full of bologna? If I'm correct, I'd like to hear that story.
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As a cop I always appreciated the basketweave because that’s what I grew up with and carried. Similarly, I never cared for the flowery, carved holsters because it reminded me of the goofy holsters that came with my chrome, cowboy cap gun rig. They just didn’t give me the macho look I was after.

That said, I really like the few pancake holsters trimmed with exotic skin I’ve got from Paul at Warbird Leather.

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As a cop I always appreciated the basketweave because that’s what I grew up with and carried. Similarly, I never cared for the flowery, carved holsters because it reminded me of the goofy holsters that came with my chrome, cowboy cap gun rig. They just didn’t give me the macho look I was after.

That said, I really like the few pancake holsters trimmed with exotic skin I’ve got from Paul at Warbird Leather.
You just reminded me that I have a few exotics. Left to right:

Black Hills shark on Crescent shark belt with S&W 642

Delfatti shark trim IWB Crescent belt Kershaw Junkyard Dog II
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Black Hills lizard trim on Culver lizard belt & Piranha knife
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KD's gator trim on Culver belt with Bear Knife & Colt's Agent

Black Hills lizard on Culver lizard belt Camillus knife &
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This S&W 38/44 Heavy Duty 5" from 1931 looks great in this old Carved S. D. MYRES Holster. The strap was replaced by a Heiser Denver one some time in its life.






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In looking at the pictures that you posted of your 1931 S&W 38/44 Heavy Duty, and S. D. Myres holster, it occurred to me that my 1930 S&W 38/44 Heavy Duty, is very similar to yours. I don't know how close their shipping dates were, but the must have been close. my HD's shipping date was 4/26/1930. It's ser.# is 3529x. you mentioned that the S. D. MYRES holster, shown with your HD, had the strap replaced at some time with a Heiser Denver strap. There are other possible sources of the replacement strap, as I have holsters by Hunter, and Colorado Saddlery, that have identical snaps, and straps. I thought that might interest you. Here are Pictures of mine. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Here's one Charlie Baker of Arizona City made for a 6 1/2" N frame...
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'64 Colt Trooper, maker of the holster unknown. I bought the hoster, after haggling it down to $25, in a tourist district, La Villita, in San Antonio, Tx
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In looking at the pictures that you posted of your 1931 S&W 38/44 Heavy Duty, and S. D. Myres holster, it occurred to me that my 1930 S&W 38/44 Heavy Duty, is very similar to yours. I don't know how close their shipping dates were, but the must have been close. my HD's shipping date was 4/26/1930. It's ser.# is 3529x. you mentioned that the S. D. MYRES holster, shown with your HD, had the strap replaced at some time with a Heiser Denver strap. There are other possible sources of the replacement strap, as I have holsters by Hunter, and Colorado Saddlery, that have identical snaps, and straps. I thought that might interest you. Here are Pictures of mine. Thanks for sharing with us.



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My ship date was 8/1931 and serial 3877X. Just a year and 4 months newer than yours.
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Real carved leather has a look that is really classic even though it is not put together by a "CLASSIC Holster Company." Here is a Bucheimer carved holster that I let go of several years ago.

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Man, sure some fine looking holsters shown here. Thought I would join in with a couple I have.

This shoulder rig is from El Paso for my 1945 K-22.



A belt rig from El Paso as well:



This one from Colorado Saddlery, I believe early 50's:



Made for me, for a little Browning .22 By LOBO LEATHER some time back.

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S. D. Myres concealment holster with "dog ear" I liberated recently,
cleaned it up and shined it. I think it's kind of a pretty little thing.

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