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Holster for 8" barrel 1861 navy

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

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  1. Mictlanero

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    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

    Thanks
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    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.
     
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    Mictlanero,
    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

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    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
     
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    It must feel barrel heavy with that small grip. Well, I learned something today. Thanks.
     
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    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.
     
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    How about this one? It was made to look aged but its new. $45 shipped.

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

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    Thanks folks - appreciate the help
     
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    i went with this one i found:

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    the maker put a thigh tie on for me also
     
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    Holster

    LA area?
     
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    In Texas, I got mine at the Academy in Conroe, Tx. I will post a picture soon.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  21. Harrod

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    How difficult was it to get into leatherworking and turn out a nice holster?
     
  22. Old Fuff

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    Neither hard or expensive. Back in the frontier days a lot of cowboys who where short on cash and long on time in a line cabin during the winter made their own rigs. Times have not changed.

    Right now I'm in the middle of something, but I'll be back.
     
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    I bought this one for a Ruger 45, but they'll make one for about anything. I believe it was about $75. I'm wanting a similar one for my Colts 3rd Dragoon.


    Blue Mountain Saddlery Holster,

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  24. Mictlanero

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    Thanks for all the suggestions - now that i ordered this double loop holster I need a gun belt - my preference is for buscadero style western drop belt - I want a nice plain black one

    Any ideas!?
     
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    Not difficult at all if you are good with your hands. This was my first holster that I finished a couple months ago. I've since made a blackpowder hunting pouch, another holster, a knife sheath, an elk skin book pouch. etc.. Definitely getting better with practice. Need to take more pics and finish that belt I started. You can get started with a minimum of tools that aren't very expensive and find a good hide on sale at Tandy. I'd strongly suggest watching their online videos. I also found Chuck Burrows' DVD to be indispensable. I'd suggest an overstitch wheel, a good awl with proper tips, harness needles, a stitching groover, a #3 edge beveler and maybe a set of punches. You can use a utility knife but I prefer a curved blade knife.

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