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Holster for 8" barrel 1861 navy

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Mictlanero, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Mictlanero

    Mictlanero Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a holster?

    I prefer the 1 piece loop style holsters but can't seem to find any for 8" barrel

  2. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    The so-called 1861 Navy reproductions with 8" barrels are made using 1860 Army barrel blanks that are bored to .36 rather then .44 size. A holster made for the 1860 Army should fit these just fine.
  3. mike.

    mike. Active Member

  4. Malamute

    Malamute Well-Known Member

  5. mike.

    mike. Active Member

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2013
  6. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it is an 8" barrel 1861 "Navy"? I have a 44 cal 8" barreled "1861 Navy". All it is is an 1860 Army 44 with a Navy sized grip frame (made by ASM). I'm not sure if anyone else made them (Pietta, Uberti, or Euroarms). Navy grips on the 1860 Army was a common variant of the Army Colt. I've not yet seen a 36 cal like you describe. Who made it? Is it truly 36 cal? Is the barrel 7.5" ('61 Navy) or 8" (1860 Army) long? Just curious.
  7. Mictlanero

    Mictlanero Well-Known Member

    Hellgate: it is by Pietta - like Old Fuff said, it is basically an 1860 bored to .36 cal.

    Mike: thanks for that link - looks like there are no more that fit 8"

    Dangit - really would like to get a Mexican or Cheyenne loop holster to fit it - i may have to make my own one i guess
  8. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    It must feel barrel heavy with that small grip. Well, I learned something today. Thanks.
  9. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    Are there gunshows nearby? Usually lots of leather for sale, take your gun in to ensure fit. Or, your local leather store should be able to recommend custom makers in your area.
  10. desidog

    desidog Well-Known Member

  11. TomADC

    TomADC Well-Known Member

    How about this one? It was made to look aged but its new. $45 shipped.

  12. mike.

    mike. Active Member

    there are still some available.in the ebay search bar put in hunter 1100-35
  13. Mictlanero

    Mictlanero Well-Known Member

    Thanks folks - appreciate the help
  14. Mictlanero

    Mictlanero Well-Known Member

    i went with this one i found:


    the maker put a thigh tie on for me also
  15. mike.

    mike. Active Member


    LA area?
  16. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

  17. Mictlanero

    Mictlanero Well-Known Member

  18. tedwitt

    tedwitt New Member

    In Texas, I got mine at the Academy in Conroe, Tx. I will post a picture soon.
  19. Harrod

    Harrod Well-Known Member

    Dang Mictlanero, that is a nice holster. I have been looking around for something very similar for my 1860 armys. I really like the loop style holsters and looks like you found a winner. At that price though I may have to sit on my hobby allowance for a while to afford a couple :p Do you have a matching belt to go along with it?
  20. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Been there, done that: When money didn't grow on trees I made my own.

    Use a search engine (Yahoo, Google, etc) and the key word Tandy.

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