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Old 08-04-2017, 07:38 AM
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Default S&W Leather IWB Holster Model 62

Can anyone tell me when the S&W IWB leather holster model 63 was first introduced. I know sometime in the 80's S&W stopped making leather holsters but this one is from possibly mid 70's. Just looking to know when they first came out. This holster has rough side out and smooth leather inside. Also looking to know possible value. Thanks
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The earliest mention I can find is in a small two page 3x5 in. brochure "Holsters For Your New J Frame," issued in 1975, that shows the Model 63 holster as being in the "Blazer" style of IWB holsters for 2 in. barreled J Frames. Hope that helps. Ed.

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Bangor-Punta acquired S&W in 1965 and started looking for ways to
expand the business. They acquired Wally Wolfram's holster business
sometime between 1967 and 1969. Wally helped them get started.
His holsters were known as Blazers, so the name carried on over into
the S&W line.

Wally was a lawman in Albuquerque where he started making holsters.
He called the Albuquerque holsters Wolf brand. Later he made holsters
in Monrovia California where he called them Blazers. While in Monrovia
he had a young apprentice by the name of John Bianchi.

The photos left to right: Albuquerque Wolf, Monrovia Blazer, and
S&W Blazer.


It's easy to see the Wolfram influence in the S&W Blazers.

Sorry if this is more than you wanted to know, but I enjoy it.
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