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Old 09-10-2018, 02:15 PM
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Hey all, I came up with an old Thompson Inc. black basketweave swivel holster for a 4" N frame, the problem is the swivel is missing, there's a machine screw/nut holding it together now...anyone know where a replacement swivel could be had?

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Thompson goes back to about 1970 or so. Swivels were made by turning them down from solid brass of the head's diameter, then the barrel through all the parts including a washer on the backside of the belt loop, then hammered down. Typically that was 1/4" diameter shaft. Of that style they can't be removed and re-used from another holster. Each maker had their own made locally so -- it would take a miracle for you to find a swivel already made. Here's a thought though: Alfonso's of Hollywood used them to hold their fastdraw holsters to the gunbelt (but as rivets not as swivels), and they are still in business (last time I checked). Find them on the web and ask :-).
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:05 AM
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Awesome! In that case I can just make my own.

Thanks, Red.
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