my latest holster


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BConklin
February 8, 2011, 01:11 PM
Just finished this one last night - my fourth holster so far. I made it from my own pattern for my Uberti target model 1858 Remington with 8" barrel. It's 8 oz - lined with calfskin and hand stitched throughout - no rivets.

I like the effects I'm getting with the contrasting edges but I admit it looks better in person than it does in these photos. Without that mirror sheen you get from the dark leather behind the gloss it looks as if it's been dented and chopped up - when in fact it's quite smooth - but the color is mottled as it's just the raw leather.

I also like the color I got mixing tan and oxblood on the outside - and contrasting it with the diluted tan of the liner. I'm not crazy, however, about the single line of stitches in the back to hold the hammer strap - it looks like a repair or something. My reasoning behind it was that I didn't want a larger piece of leather inside the holster which might interfere with the gun coming out or going back in. Next time I think I'll make the hidden end of the strap into a paddle shape.

I'd appreciate feedback from those who have more experience with holsters - whether making them, or just carrying them in the field.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/1858%20Remington%20target%2044/DSCF4407.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/1858%20Remington%20target%2044/DSCF4408.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/1858%20Remington%20target%2044/DSCF4409.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/1858%20Remington%20target%2044/DSCF4410.jpg
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BConklin
February 8, 2011, 01:12 PM
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/1858%20Remington%20target%2044/DSCF4415.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/Beeconk/gun%20leather/1858%20Remington%20target%2044/DSCF4414.jpg

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