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Old 04-04-2018, 10:06 PM
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And you're sure an N frame won't fit in that holster? Is that the one that's marked OM6?

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Both are marked OM , one is OM6 (507) and the other OM6 1/2 (511) . 507 takes an Officers Model target pictured and nothing larger . The 511 is a good fit for the .44 HE second model pictured with it . 507 must just have been miss marked. Couldn't get the other markings on the 511 to show in a picture .

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Here, at left, is my Chic Gaylord Combat Speed Scabbard, on a recently
acquired Chic Gaylord gunbelt. The revolver is S&W Model 29. Bear knife.

2nd from left is Seventrees rendition of the Combat Speed Scabbard, on
a Haugen belt, with my S&W Model 19. Case knife. Barsolino hat.

3rd from left is my Brill holster, on a James Ranger belt, with my S&W
model 10. The knife is the Bear. The hat is my Stetson.

4th from left is my Myres #614 Tom Threepersons, on a Carson Ranger
belt, with my Model 29. The knife is a Puma Prince.

5th from left is a Heiser #728 on a Texas Gunslinger belt, with my 1911
Colt Gold Cup. The knife is a Buck.
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Lined Myres with a humpbacked 4" Wolf & Klar 44. Original nickle.

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TIME TO BRING THIS BACK UP, Photobucket stopped holding many photo hostage!!
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Thanks, SDH!!! I just went back through this thread, which I have always thought had some of the nicest photography and guns and leather on the forum....and all of Linda's and many other posters, as well as my photos are up and can be seen again!!!! ....at least as of this minute!!

I advise everyone to check out some of these great threads again!!

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Thanks, SDH!!! I just went back through this thread, which I have always thought had some of the nicest photography and guns and leather on the forum....and all of Linda's and many other posters, as well as my photos are up and can be seen again!!!! ....at least as of this minute!!

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Thanks for the heads up Les. It's a real treat to re-visit
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Well, let's keep it going. Here's a pair of S.D. Myres holsters, an early IWB holster and a Pink Simms model holster designed to be hooked to your suspender strap.

Another Texas maker, C.I. Tibiletti of Victoria, Texas.

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Crazyphil aka Lucky-B gave me this holster and after removing an adaptor inside it that 'necked it down' to a K frame, it is clear it was made by Chic Gaylord to fit an N frame (the moulding into the cylinder flutes now matches, didn't on the K frame). It's made of two layers of thin horsehide, held together with stout nylon cord. Carry angle is precisely 32 degrees positive (i.e., pistol angled with the rear sight forward of the front sight).

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I recently got a 1957 pre model 10 nickel 4" and added the stag grips. The S&W model 22 Basket weave size 34 holster looks like it was made for this gun.


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I have had this 39-2 in nickel for a while. Recently I bought this Floral Carved S&W Model 11 holster for it so it is picture time.


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1952 Colt Super 38 with Sterling and 24K grips in an A. W. Brill holster.

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Terrific package, Bruce!
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Terrific package, Bruce!
Thanks Larry,
I had almost given up hope on finding a Brill for a 1911.

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Very classy Bruce. Well done!
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Thank you. Hitting the BBQ circuit this weekend.

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I had almost given up hope on finding a Brill for a 1911.
Well Bruce, not only did you find one, you found a really nice one. I really like the color of that one. Lately, it seems to me, that when I am just about to give up on finding something, one will fall in my lap.
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Great Western came into being when Colt announced that they would never bring back the Single Action Army revolver. However the popularity of "Cowboy Movies and Television" made Colt change their mind. Shortly after Great Western got started Colt announced that the SAA was coming back. This Great Western 45 Colt Sheriff or Store Keeper model with 3" barrel without ejector looks great in this Hunter Holster.



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Great Western came into being when Colt announced that they would never bring back the Single Action Army revolver. However the popularity of "Cowboy Movies and Television" made Colt change their mind. Shortly after Great Western got started Colt announced that the SAA was coming back. This Great Western 45 Colt Sheriff or Store Keeper model with 3" barrel without ejector looks great in this Hunter Holster.





Well there was that, plus an obscure single action introduced in 1953.

I think it rhymed with “Luger” or something.
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I have not seen many Model 15-2 38 Special Combat Masterpieces in 2" so I had to get it.


What about a holster. This Bianchi Model 13 can be worn on a belt and works well or can be worn on the shoulder strap that works better than it looks.

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Prior to 1911 all 22 rimfire S&W revolvers were quite small. West Coast Dealer Philip Bekeart convinced S&W that if they used the 32 I frame and made a 22 LR target revolver he would buy a lot of them. Thus Smith & Wesson developed the 22/32 Heavy Frame Target or Bekeart model. I have one that was first shipped Jan 1917. I did not have a holster for it. Since the 22/32 Targets (model 35) were discontinued in 1973 holsters are not pleantiful. I got this H.H.Heiser Model 418 Holster in Reno.


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1970's Nickel Kit Gun (w/Ebony Keith Brown Ropers) w/ Don Hume lined holster.




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I bought this FBI QUICK DRAW holster that came from EVALUATORS of QUANTICO, VA so it is quite possible that at one time it belonged to an FBI agent. My 38/32 Terrier fits it beautifully. Some day I might get the proper I frame grips. The Later S&W grips work fine.




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Back in the 1980s my Police Duty plain clothes revolver was this S&W Model 13 3" modified to DA only. I needed a holster for under my jacket but did not have a proper holster. I had a couple of 4" holsters and took 1 and shortened it a bit. It worked fine for the type details that I worked.








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The Lawrence model 100 Quick Draw Flap Holster has fascinated me for years. Many years ago I had the chance to buy one like new for a 6 1/2" N frame S&W but I only had a 4" N at the time. I considered buying it and cutting off 2 1/2" but could not consider doing that to such a nice holster. All of the Lawrence ads for the model 100 that I have ever seen have contained the words "For Revolvers Only". According to "Ed McGivern's Book" the quick action flap top holsters were designed by Joseph R. Diekan, 41 Fulton St. New York, N Y. There are 2 examples shown on pp 376 of the BOOK. I recently got a Lawrence Model 100 in size 643 for a S&W Model 41 with 5 1/2" bull barrel. Thus they did make at least one for a semi auto pistol.


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I’ve run across 2 Diekan made holsters and a belt, the cartridge belt is marked with Abercrombie & Fitch’s logo as well. The only mention of his work that I’ve run into is in McGivern’s book.
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I am glad to see this old thread started by digi-shots revived, I recently found this Floral Carved H. H. Heiser holster marked K 6 in a box of used holsters at my favorite local gun shop. I of course had to bring it home with me. I put the 5" field barrel on my S&W Model 41 and it fits but the holster is about 1" too long. I do not have a 6" 22 auto. The safety strap is missing but can be replaced. It was a great holster for $20.

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Richard, I think I have the same holster with my 1941 Colt Official Police:

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Les & Richard, a while back our Holstorian, Red Nichols, enlightened me
about the spring type holster that you both show. That style was first
made by Lewis, like mine shown below on the left. Then by Clark, like
the two that you show. Red even thought Lewis and Clark might have
been one and the same because they had the "too short" spring in common.
Then it progressed to Bucheimer-Clark who lengthened the spring,
such as in their Sheriff model, shown 2nd from left.
Friday carried his model 10 2" barrel in a clip on Lewis on Dragnet.
Malloy on Adam 12 carried his backup also in a Lewis clip-on.
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No picture of holster and revolver but i am working on it. In the interim, here is front and back of my oldest holster. Milwaukee Saddlery, 1944.

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Beautiful K-38, Beautiful Holster and Wonderfully Expressive Photos!!!

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Where do y’all find all this gorgeous leather. I never see this stuff. Great thread.
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How about vintage steel, aluminum, and leather? S&W Model 12-2 ('63), Tyler T-Grip ('60s), and a Clark 41 2 holster ('60s (best guess)) that has darkened with age. This was my daily carry until back and hip troubles forced me to carry something even lighter. When I get better Old School goes back to work.

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Does vintage style count? Two for 5" N frames and one for a 6.5" N frame.
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Back in the 1980s there was a lot of talk about modifying Police Revolvers to D A only because of an incident where a police officer somewhere was holding an armed suspect with his cocked and accidently tripped the trigger accidently killing his suspect. As a Police Firearms instructor I shot thousands of rounds every year and I never cocked a hammer on the range. Just to see how much trouble it would be to modify a S&W revolver to DA Only I had a Model 67 that I was not using so I handed it to my gunsmith and asked him to modify it to DA Only. A couple weeks later he handed me my model 67 with the modifications. It was DA Only, the square butt was rounded to round butt. the hammer was bobbed, there was a set screw in the trigger to prevent over travel and the DA trigger pull was very smooth and light. For shooting I loved the Pachmyre compact rubber grips which the revolver now wore. It would be perfect if we were required to go to DA Only. I did replace the wizzed main spring. I also needed a holster so I took my BIANCHI model #8 and cut back the strap and put on a new snap. The round butt wood grips look better

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How about a Colt New Service in 45 Colt Shipped to R.C.M.P. in October 1940 with a duty holster.
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