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Holsters for C&B revolvers ??

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Shawnee, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. Shawnee

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    Hi Y'All...

    What are some good - half-way reasonably priced - holsters for the common C & B revolvers?
    What "favorites" do Y'All have and where do you buy 'em?

    Thanks All :D
     
  2. Tommygunn

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    It's hard to beat the Cabela's Hickok slim jim-style holster for the Remington & Colt 1860's- priced at $17 each. They fit very nicely.

    I love mine, especially after they are wet-moulded to the revolver. It's a bonus if you live near a Cabela's store and don't have to pay shipping!
     
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    I picked up one for my 1851 Navy from the folks at Track of the Wolf. Their selection is getting better. Check them out here.

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    Those American soldiers arguably saved the world in 1945; They beat the Germans and Japanese

    Look at it this way Sunny Jim, forget what Hollywood told you and check out the real world. Errol Flynn was never in Burma and I don't remember John Wayne being at El Alamain either. :cuss:
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    Er, what? Errol Flynn never in Burma? What does THAT have to do with Cap 'n' ball holsters?
     
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    YankeeJohn, can you explain how to go about wet moulding the holster? Just soak it in water and stick the pistol in and let dry or what? Thanks in advance....Steve.

    EDIT: I also got my belt and holster from Cabelas and it seems like nice leather for the price.
     
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    Duncan must be off his meds or something Tommy.:uhoh:
     
  9. Shawnee

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    Hey YankeeJohn...

    I've the same question about holster-forming as StevenB ???? Also, will the same holster really fit both the 1851s and the 1860s ???

    Hey StevenB - which holster and belt did you get?


    Many thanks !!!!!
     
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    Er, what? Errol Flynn never in Burma? What does THAT have to do with Cap 'n' ball holsters?
    Tommy, it's me getting mad about a stupid statement in Yankee John's signature. This sort of quote always makes me see red, same as those which suggest that the French were cowards in the 2 World Wars. That's just the way I am.
    Duncan - An Englishman living in France.
     
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    I've just always used the Cabela's holsters; they seem to be good enough quality, overall.
     
  13. Shawnee

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    Hey Duncan...

    Yes, we, including YJ, all know the GI didn't win the real war without help from the English such as yourself and without help from Aussies and Canadians and, yes, even some French (Even my Dad and Uncles had some (minor) help in the Pacific theatre from John Wayne.:)
    But I would like to think YJ's comment was not intended to imply otherwise - but rather was just a very natural "turn of the phrase", so to speak, and due a lot to the fact that he grew up on this soil where Hollywood (quite naturally) made most of the movies about (and for) U.S. forces and audiance.
    I imagine any movie made in England about the Battle of Britain or D-Day etc. makes your countrymen look pretty good too and I personally would not be too offended if you spoke of the D-Day donnybrook without saying a lot about the role my countrymen played in those festivities.
    I would be wrong to pretend there isn't some disappointment here in the position(s) the French have displayed recently toward the U.S. But that, too, is a product of circumstance and generality, and not something one really should take on a personal level. None of us as individuals is responsible for the shenanigans of our country's "leaders" on the World Stage so people like me, and you, and YJ still have the luxurious opportunity to shake hands and chill. Agreed? :)

    Local opinions may vary. :)
     
  14. Shawnee

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    Hey Third Rail....

    Do you happen to have a phone number for BigIron?

    They do not publish one anywhere that I can discern and I need to talk to them about an order pretty soon, as in today, if possible.

    Have emailed them multiple times but no response yet.

    Many, many thanks!
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Leather molding

    The simple way is to soak the holster in hot water, stick the gun in a plastic bag or wrap with plastic wrap, put the gun in the holster and press-form the leather around the gun. You can get a pretty good fit this way, and if you have a vegetable-tanned leather it'll firm up and hold the details well.

    Some folks have had good results using alcohol instead of water out of fear of rust. I haven't tried that method so I can't really give any opinions on it.
     
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    Sorry, It's been a few days since I've been on.

    As far as wet moulding, just wrap the revolver (very well) in plastic. Then wet the inside of the holster, and insert the wrapped pistol. It doesn't hurt to force the pistol into the holster a bit. Let it dry overnight and in the morning the holster will fit the revolver like a glove.

    On the topic of Duncan not liking my signature; I am sorry that this exerpt (from a Memorial Day speech honoring WWII US veterans) offends you- You are reading way more into it than what it is.

    I like it and I will keep it. Nuff said.....
     
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    John.
    That being the case I would like to see the whole speech if you can find it for me please.
    regards
    Duncan
     
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    If you don't mind used, I have picked up a couple of nice ones on Ebay for less than $12.00 including shipping.
     
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    I use alcohol exclusively. It dries in just a short time and the gun doesn't need plastic on it. I make the holster and leave the edges past the seams rough because they trim so much easier when the leather is saturated with alcohol. I have an old round tin cake box which I put the holster in and pour the alcohol over it in there. When the front side of the holster is well saturated, put the gun in it and then use something smooth and blunt to press the wet leather into the shape of the gun. I use an old piece of polished deer antler but almost anything, including knuckles, will work. The gun stays in until the leather is mostly dry. You can tell when it has dried enough because the leather, though still feeling wet, won't form to contours any longer. Of course, you can leave the gun overnight and that will surely do, but much shorter time, maybe 45 minutes, will usually be enough. I always mold a crease in the holster for those tall front sights so it doesn't cut through when the gun is holstered and unholstered and that crease is the place dryness can be tested by pinching. After working the wet leather, you can tell by the feel of that crease when it won't work any longer.

    Steve
     
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