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my second holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by BConklin, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. BConklin

    BConklin Member

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    Right after finishing my first piece of leatherworking, a Hunter style holster for a Ruger Old Army, I started with this one - for a Ruger Mark II Govt Target Model.

    This one gave me lots of challenges - with both the designing and the execution.
    I wanted a mag sheath that could piggyback on the holster - OR ride on my belt. Once I figured out a design I liked on paper I set about making it up.

    Everything was going along smoothly enough..got the main seam stitched on the holster and tried it out and the gun barely fit.

    So I pulled all the stitches and put a thick strip of leather between the two sides at the seam as a filler - then the gun didn't fit at all because the filler was too wide. So I pulled the stitches again, trimmed the filler and stitched it up again....then I didn't like the safety strap. I'd used a thinner leather and the color didn't match nicely so I pulled the stitches again, made new straps and stitched it up again. The I cut the friggin hole for the brass Sam Browne post wrong - putting the little slot below the hole instead of above...No way was I gonna sew that main seam again so I just made the hole oblong and went with it.

    After all was said and done this is what I came up with - hand stitched and lined with calfskin -

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  2. Iggy

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    I say old Chap, Jolly Good Show!!!:)

    Nice job.
     
  3. Valkman

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    Very nice!
     
  4. BConklin

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    Thanks guys - I'm having a lot of fun making these things
     
  5. dovedescending

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    If that's only your second holster, you've given me great hope for my own future endeavors.
     
  6. Paulgibs

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    Beautiful work. A pleasure to see such fine craftsmanship. Thanks for showing us!
     
  7. The Lone Haranguer

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    That is nice work - I particularly like the stitching - and the mag pouch design shows some creativity. :)
     
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  8. BConklin

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    Thanks folks!

    Dovedescending - You gotta start somewhere ;)

    If you're inspired by my second holster, maybe some more pics will get you started making your own.

    Here is my first holster. I made it for my Ruger Old Army a few weeks ago.

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