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Old 09-06-2018, 12:08 PM
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Very well made old shuck.
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Hereís a cut from a 1960ís catalog showing your holster. Iíve seen it referred to as a McGivern model although I couldnít find any references in Myres catalogs. It was made for medium frame target sighted guns, prior to WW II it was cataloged for the K-22 only.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:40 PM
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Thank you Sir !

I just tried a K22, M19, and Colt OP in it also and they fit great.
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The earliest I have it -- face it, after turnerriver's reply you want to know just how old it could be, right? -- is Myres' 1937 catalog :-).

I don't have a full copy of his 1934 catalog, and it's definitely not in Myres' only prior holster catalog of 1931.
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Thank you Mr. Nichols.

I have read that Sam Myers relocated from Sweetwater to El Paso around 1920 or so, and that the earlier stamp in El Paso did not include the Tex, and idea when that was added to the stamp ?
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Thank you Mr. Nichols.

I have read that Sam Myers relocated from Sweetwater to El Paso around 1920 or so, and that the earlier stamp in El Paso did not include the Tex, and idea when that was added to the stamp ?
The evidence is that the 'tex' mark is the earliest one, the one without 'tex' the later (it's found on known 1970 holsters). The timing of the one without 'tex': it may have been introduced when Myres died in '53, the year his company was incorporated, by nephew Dace Myres who took over then. He died in '64 and Sam's son Bill struck a deal with Harlan Webb, a local saddler.

I did have a chance to chat with a descendant of Harlan Webb, who owned S.D. Myres 1965-1975, and he and his family had no awareness of a stamp change during his time.

So, quite confident as to which one is early and which one is late; but we are speculating (that's not the 'royal we') as to when the later stamp appeared. To confuse matters, latter-day owner Duclos used the early stamp on 'Duke' style holsters in the late 1970s.

The Myres name, and the Myres assets, were sold first to Spurrier in '75 then to LaCroix in '76 who then sold them on to two different people by '78, with the assets being used to start up El Paso Saddlery Co., a dba of R.E.M. Industries, in '78 (it is not the original company that failed 1902). The name is still owned by Duclos, I believe. All of Myres' stamps have survived into the present day, in the hands of a single collector.
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Thanks again Mr. Nichols.

I live in the County to the north east of Johnson County Texas, the birthplace of SD Myers, which I found very interesting.
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Just invite us to the barbecue and I PROMISE to dress up as well as I can with the fanciest leather I can find.

Nice stuff!
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As an aside, my Grandmother who lived in El Paso, had Myres shop make a belt for my older brother sometime in the 70's.
It was the most intricate carving you could imagine, just beautiful and it had a stamp indicating it was made by Harlan Webb.
In subsequent years, I met a niece of his. Matter of fact, she still lives fairly close to me here. He wound up close to Lincoln, NM after he sold the old Myres shop according to her.
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It reminds me of this holster worn by Stephen Lang in Public Enemies. When I blew this picture up it showed wear on the edge so maybe it's an actual old holster, whoever made it.

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Just invite us to the barbecue and I PROMISE to dress up as well as I can with the fanciest leather I can find.

Nice stuff!
I have been told that it is not a practice in Texas to wear your fanciest gun and leather to a BBQ but I was privileged to be invited to a BBQ in northern Maine a number of years ago where I saw the invitees wearing some beautiful leather and guns. I saw some beautiful and interesting guns. I would love to see another of those BBQs.
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Very nice vintage leather!
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I have been told that it is not a practice in Texas to wear your fanciest gun and leather to a BBQ
It appears that you may have been misinformed. While that may be true in the city where throwing some hamburgers on a gas grill is called a BBQ, if you attend a real Texas barbecue (Yes, there is a difference), then chances are you will see: hats with tooled leather bands, pressed Wranglers, highly shined boots, and more than a few serious handguns in serious leather. Some engraved, some not, but they will be the best firearm the cowboy owns in the best holster he owns. I've known a couple of ranch hands that only owned one gun, but they had an extra pair of fancy grips they would put on when attending a barbecue.
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