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Thanks, Dave, for the background story. You come from a talented family, for sure.

Keep it up!
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You sure were right Iggy, thanks, you da man Mike
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Wells Boys,

A lot of water has run down the ol crick since Iggy started this thread years ago.

Some of you all have a custom rig that I have cobbled up....

Here's a few photographs, of jest a few that have gone down the trail.






I carve the most of these without a pattern....I jest sit with em, till it tells me what it wants to be...
















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Oh, I may have kept one er two for myself










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He brought some of his recent stuff up to Wyoming a couple of weeks ago. He ain't slipped a bit in his old age.
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That there, boys, is the work of a true artist!!! I've been able to acquire a few nice rigs over the years, but I can tell right now that I'm gonna have to start saving up for at least one or more of Dave's rigs. That's pure quality!!!
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All this is like Iggy throwin' cold water in my face on a morning after the night before!
I better get my wish in to Mr. Keith to get my new rig built for the 4" 38-44, hadn't I ?
.....I ain't gettin' any younger, no.
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Git in line!!!
I don't know how many holsters I have got from Dave over the years but it's a bunch.

He brought 2 up here a couple of weeks ago. Wyo's got his mitts on one them already and Dave is whittlin' on another one for me right now.
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It's true!!!

Mule Packer's is on the bench, got a half dozen on deck....

Will have a new and improved 'Threepersons' kinda classic
style coming up for Iggy's evaluation here purty quick.

One of those rigs that, when things get wild & wooly yur handgun w'll stays with ya!

I build em one at a time the ol fashion way!


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P.S. If'n ya got a order placed and haven't heard from me in the last several months...
email me at [email protected] !
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where you all gettin them fancy grips with the coins in em''?
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where you all gettin them fancy grips with the coins in em''?

Ah, those be mine, inlet'd the $5 gold pieces into my Defender stocks and
old Indian Head pennies into the Commander stocks.





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I will own one of these if one of us doesn't cross the river first! I swear!
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I started out wearing a black basket weave Sam Browne rig with a Jordan style holster like the one pictured above only with a 12 cartridge loop loader around about 1967. Actually, the very first rig had an old Buchiemer holster that fit a 38/44 S&W with a five inch barrel. Soon as I could, I owned a Model 19 and a Jordan style holster. (wish I had that old 38/44 today! ... it was a dandy with lots of pretty honest wear but it was a shooter!)

Living on the far eastern side of NM, I had occasion to have contact with a Texas Ranger or two and I was always envious of the rigs they wore and the guns they carried. Those were above my pay grade for sure, especially after buying that M19 and holster on the embarrassment plan and paying them off at a few dollars per month. I have seen many such holsters as those shown in this post, and I can say with a practiced eye that I may have seen a few as nice as these, but I've never seen any that were any better! Just seeing them brings back many fond memories and faces to me. In fact, seeing Dave's picture above puts me in mind of several lawmen who were older than I at the time I put on a badge and gun and for many years afterward. Good ... very good .... men all, and mentors for me and men whose examples were worth more to me than they will ever know.

If that's a current picture of Dave up above, then I'm guessing that he and I are very close to the same year model!!! It's done my heart a big piece of good to see these holsters and remember the memories they bring to my mind. Great work, Dave. I salute you. Good leather has always been a thing for me, and wearing it polished and shining was always a big deal. Some guys wore flanky old cheap stuff (maybe that's all they could afford, but they could have afforded some polish!!) that looked like they'd been dragging it behind their howl car for several miles. I wonder why they didn't generate the kind of respect that lawmen as pictured above did??? Pretty obvious, isn't it? Thanks for your service, Dave, and I hope you can continue to build a few of these good holster for a long time to come. Vaya con Dios!!!
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Almost too pretty to wear........almost
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Great post guys - thanks for sharing.


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Wow just found this thread those are beautiful holsters & I particularly like the slot in the holster loop to thread your belt loop through. There are a LOT of times wearing the holster in front of the belt loop places it too far forward & behind the belt loop too far back. A slot in the holster loop solves this problem. Great idea.
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Here's a couple Dave made for my N frame belly gun. I pack the rig on the right every day.

The Brill style on the left has got a lot of miles with a 3 1/2" Model 27 in it.
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The one in the middle is really nice.
Very nice craftsmanship.

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Don't know if he needs any business right now but....
Ole Dave built me a rig two year ago for my model
28. Beautiful work and quality craftsmanship.
Fits her to a "T".
I'm digging trying to find my pictures. I'll try to get
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Glad this thread came back up nice stories & holsters.
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Thanks, Iggy.... I had not seen this thread before. What a wealth of lore, and thanks for sharing Dave's wonderful work with us again...

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Wow glad this thread came back up. Lots of nice holsters.
Thanks for sharing.
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Is Dave still making holsters?
They sure are pretty.
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He is talking about moving and that may mean he will lose his work area and hang up is workin' tools.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/lounge/...eith44spl.html
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