my new holster..


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BConklin
January 18, 2011, 12:23 AM
After searching for a nice holster for my Ruger Old Army I finally decided to try to make one for myself.

I've never done any leatherworking before but I figured it might be something I'd enjoy...I was right!

I found there's a Tandy store not too far from me so I went up there, bought some leather and some tools et voila!

a hand-made-from-scratch, calfskin lined, custom fitted field holster for my favorite gun!

The outer layer is 8 ounce oak tanned cowhide and the inside is 2 ounce calf and hand stitched throughout. Though there are a few mistakes I'm quite happy with the outcome... especially since it's my first attempt.

I went a little overboard buying leather so I plan to keep busy making several more holsters this winter. Come spring, maybe I'll have a custom holster for every pistol I own. :D

Here's some pics.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/4.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/2.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/1.jpg

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rdstrain49
January 18, 2011, 12:30 AM
Very nicely done. If you are going to make a few more and would like a pattern for an old school holster let me know. Something like this for theROAhttp://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/rdstrain49/IMG_0336.jpg

Nick5182
January 18, 2011, 12:30 AM
NICE! Looks fantastic.

BHP FAN
January 18, 2011, 01:08 AM
hey, you got mad skillz!

arcticap
January 18, 2011, 01:17 AM
Yes, definitely fantastico! :)
I'll bet that fresh leather smells great too!

Shoot The Moon
January 18, 2011, 04:21 PM
Wow. That's excellent work - you must be really pleased how it turned out!

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