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Good holsters?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Third_Rail, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Member

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    I've searched and searched, and I've yet to find a decent CCW holster for any BP revolvers. When I turn 21/around the apartment I'd like to have a decent holster. This "bucket type" I have now is uncomfortable and the revolver constantly shifts around.


    Any leads?
     
  2. Low Key

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    Try "uncle Mike's" holsters. I have a paddle style with thumb strap that fits my 5.5in Rem 58 rather well and a long shirt will conceal it from view. The size 3 vertical shoulder holster fits the same weapon and keeps it hidden and secure under a loose shirt.
     
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    You should just make your own. If you have a leather shop anywhere around they usually have an economy pile which contains pieces large and heavy enough to make good holsters. I don't recall exactly but I believe I have less than $25.00 invested in both my belts and holsters combined.

    Steve
     

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    Yep, I figured I'd need to make my own... between Tandy and Brettun's, I shouldn't have to spend much, and I'll have plenty of leather left for other fun projects.


    IWB holsters for BP arms are near impossible to find, I guess. I'll post pics whenever I get around to making it, though. Might be months.
     
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    Yeah, he also has money, though.


    I'm a college student. :D
     
  7. Old Fuff

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    For the record, I once had an inside-waistband holster for a Colt S.A.A/5 1/2" that was made in El Paso TX. during the 1890's, so the concept isn't new.

    I have pictures of gunmen carrying cap & ball six-guns during the 1850's through the 1870's with the revolver simply stuck behind a belt or sash, but nothing in the way of "modern" CCW rigs.

    I'm not sure what gun Third_Rail has in mind, but if the barrel length is in the 7" to 8" neighborhood I suspect that a very high cross-draw holster would be called for, and yes - I make my own too. Never believed I should have someone do what I could do for myself. Started when I was in college also. If you need help with a pattern a "pancake" style will do.
     
  8. Third_Rail

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    3" barrel, 1861 snubnose, sold as an 1862 snub.


    As for making what I need, I generally do that with leather goods; I simply don't have any decent leather to work with yet. Not about to use 3oz leather!

    I'm thinking about 8-10oz for this project, just like my belt.
     
  9. Old Fuff

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    Dixie Gun Works (www.dixiegunworks.com) has a reproduction of a Civil War Navy holster called a "frog." It was intended to carry a 1851 Colt Navy revolver with the barrel sticking out the bottom. As it is it's about the right length for your gun.

    Item No. HL1202 Navy Pistol Frog $16.95

    Not fancy, but interesting... ;)
     
  10. Yankee John

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    Here are a couple of pics of my reproduction Civil War Navy frog (picked up cheap off eBay) with my Pietta snubnose 1860 Colt.

    Perfect fit!

    Hope this helps,
     
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    The holster pictured above by Yankee John is the same kind offered by Dixie Gun Works. :)
     
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    Tinker2:

    Good try, but I don't think it would fit. It appears to be a holster for a S&W K-frame .38 or .357 revolver with a 2 1/2" or shorter barrel.
     
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