my second holster


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BConklin
January 29, 2011, 08:23 PM
Right after finishing my first piece of leatherworking, a Hunter style holster for a Ruger Old Army, I started with this one - for a Ruger Mark II Govt Target Model.

This one gave me lots of challenges - with both the designing and the execution.
I wanted a mag sheath that could piggyback on the holster - OR ride on my belt. Once I figured out a design I liked on paper I set about making it up.

Everything was going along smoothly enough..got the main seam stitched on the holster and tried it out and the gun barely fit.

So I pulled all the stitches and put a thick strip of leather between the two sides at the seam as a filler - then the gun didn't fit at all because the filler was too wide. So I pulled the stitches again, trimmed the filler and stitched it up again....then I didn't like the safety strap. I'd used a thinner leather and the color didn't match nicely so I pulled the stitches again, made new straps and stitched it up again. The I cut the friggin hole for the brass Sam Browne post wrong - putting the little slot below the hole instead of above...No way was I gonna sew that main seam again so I just made the hole oblong and went with it.

After all was said and done this is what I came up with - hand stitched and lined with calfskin -

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4379.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4383.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4384.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4385.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4386.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4387.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4389.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4390.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4393.jpg

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Iggy
January 29, 2011, 09:15 PM
I say old Chap, Jolly Good Show!!!:)

Nice job.

Valkman
January 30, 2011, 04:37 AM
Very nice!

BConklin
January 30, 2011, 11:01 AM
Thanks guys - I'm having a lot of fun making these things

dovedescending
February 4, 2011, 12:21 PM
If that's only your second holster, you've given me great hope for my own future endeavors.

Paulgibs
February 4, 2011, 07:08 PM
Beautiful work. A pleasure to see such fine craftsmanship. Thanks for showing us!

The Lone Haranguer
February 4, 2011, 09:34 PM
That is nice work - I particularly like the stitching - and the mag pouch design shows some creativity. :)

BConklin
February 5, 2011, 09:42 AM
Thanks folks!

Dovedescending - You gotta start somewhere ;)

If you're inspired by my second holster, maybe some more pics will get you started making your own.

Here is my first holster. I made it for my Ruger Old Army a few weeks ago.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4359.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4358.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4356.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4355.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/DSCF4351.jpg

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