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Posted 03-24-2012 at 06:59 PM by turnerriver Comments 1
The S.D. Myres Co. made holsters & other leather goods up into the 1980's;
a former employee is still using the S.D. Myres name today. A little known offshoot was the Dale Myres Co.
Dale,known as Ted, was Tio Sam's first born son. Although his younger brother Bill ran the S.D. Myres saddlery with their cousin Dace, Ted received a minority interest in the saddlery after Tio Sam died in 1953.
He worked there for a short while in a minor position;in 1956 he struck out on his...

Posted 10-22-2011 at 03:36 PM by turnerriver Comments 4
Colorado Saddlery holsters are desirable accessories that are sometimes undervalued, especially compared to the more well known Heiser holsters.CS was started in 1945 by 4 former Heiser employees;their primary business was making saddles & other horse equipment but they also made custom holsters that were very similar to Heiser holsters.CS was one of three makers that made holsters with the Abercrombie & Fitch stamp,the other 2 being Heiser & George Lawrence.This CS holster carries the...

Posted 07-09-2011 at 05:29 PM by turnerriver Comments 6
Here is an excerpt from a talk I gave at the recent annual meeting:
George Lawrence stamped the backs of their holsters with size information throughout the 1900ís. They used 3 different systems over the years. The 1st,used pre-war & post-war into the early 1950ís, was a stamp such as this one- 22 32 6.The holster is a model 25 field holster, always one of Lawrence's most popular designs.

Pretty...

Posted 07-04-2011 at 05:02 PM by turnerriver Comments 0
The George Lawrence Co. was one of America's premier holster manufacturers for over 90 years (128 years if you count the company's 1857 origin as the Samuel Sherlock saddlery).The company was owned & operated by Lawrence family members from 1893 to 1985, when Bill Lawrence,George's great grandson, sold the company to Gould & Goodrich.Lawrence enjoyed a special relationship with Smith & Wesson.Roy Jinks was kind enough to check factory records; he informed me that the Lawrence Co. was...
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Posted 02-21-2012 at 05:49 PM by turnerriver turnerriver is online now
Size code 502 is for...
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