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Quick Question on Holster Rig

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Mark_Mark, Nov 26, 2022.

  1. Mark_Mark

    Mark_Mark Contributing Member

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    Just paid off the other Colt AND this came up

    Help me with the value on this gun. shop says it’s from the 70’s. I offered $1500

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  2. Choctaw

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    I contacted Don Hume who makes Oklahoma Leather Products. They assured me they do not use chrome tanning. See below. With that being said I have multiple holsters and belts from El Paso Saddlery. It's worth the wait.

    The holsters are made from Vegetable tanned leather.

    Mike Platt
    Don Hume Leathergoods and
    Oklahoma Leather Products, Inc.
    500 26th Ave NW
    NEW FAX 918-542-4340
    Miami, OK 74354
     
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  3. hawg

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    I dunno but they really do stretch and get floppy. You can see the muzzle of the gun sticking out on the left hand holster because the leather stretched and when you pulled the guns out the top of the holster flopped over.

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  4. Choctaw

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    Yep, they're cheap, cheap, cheap.
     
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  5. AlexanderA

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    This is my Oklahoma Leather belt, with Hunter holster. A reasonably priced, quality alternative.

    "Quick draw," no.

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  6. hawg

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    That holster isn't a bad design but that strap across the trigger guard would have to go.
     
  7. AlexanderA

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    You can fold it back underneath, out of the way. The only thing visible would be half the snap, on the body of the holster.

    Other securing methods I've seen are a strap behind the hammer, and a thong over the hammer spur. Of these, the strap behind the trigger guard seems the most practical and least intrusive. Notice that the reverse of the snap lines up below the cylinder of the gun, and doesn't touch the gun metal. A snap up higher (for a strap behind the hammer) would risk marring the gun.

    One feature of this design that I like is that the belt loop can be unsnapped and the holster removed without messing with the belt.
     
  8. Mark_Mark

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    I like the hammer thong to hold the gun down! simple and minimalist
     
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  9. hawg

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    All of mine that have any form of retention is a thong over the spur. It's the least intrusive. I will say that holsters in the old west didn't need anything to keep the gun from falling out. The holster was a tight fit so it was it's own retention.
     
  10. drobs

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    I'm a little surprised that you own a Hollywood gun rig, give your penchant for historical guns...:eek::eek:
     
  11. drobs

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    Back in the late 1990's - early 00's a friend (RIP) of mine / co-worker at the gun shop went $40k into credit card debt buying Lugers. I was amazed that he could go that far into debt while working 2 more or less, minimum wage jobs.

    I'm pretty sure that same fellow told me that a true collector sticks with 1 type of firearm vs the average shooter who has many types of firearms.
    I'm a shooter and not a collector. They are neat pistols and I shot a couple of that friend's Lugers but never felt inclined to buy one. Now that I can afford them, I still have no interest in them.

    RE the 30 Luger Mauser. 5 sold on gunbroker recently (I believe over 6 months) in the range or $926 to $1580:
    https://www.gunbroker.com/Pistols/search/completed?Keywords=Mauser Luger&PageSize=48&Sort=9&View=1&Ch-Caliber=.30 Luger&Timeframe=1

    So your offer of $1500 is a more than fair offer.

    If I were to start a collection, I would go with US Property Marked firearms:
    https://www.gunbroker.com/Guns-Firearms/search?Keywords=us property&PageSize=96&Sort=4&View=1

    I had a 1917 Smith & Wesson 45 acp revolver that was property marked pass through my hands back in the day. I'd rather have that gun (or 1 like it) back vs some non-historical Luger.
     
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  12. Mark_Mark

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    wonder if non historic recorded quick draw fights really happened

    I mean, they did had duels in the Victorian days.
     
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  13. Mark_Mark

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    I’m planning to carry and shoot all my collectable guns! All my Pimp Colts, and anything else people deem “Investment gun” there are 100 easier was to make money.

    I think these classic guns are COOL!! and should be shoot

    btw, I pay cash for my guns locally, so no $40k debit for me. Too old for that
     
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  14. AlexanderA

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    You can find them for really cheap on ebay where someone has "thoughtfully" removed that strap.
     
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  15. hawg

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    That was my first SASS rig. I got it for super de dooper cheap. I soon figured out why. A custom rig maker felt sorry for me and as he was getting out of the leather working business he made me this one.

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  16. hawg

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    Gunfights did happen just not much of the quick draw type. The Tutt/Hickock fight which was the most famous gunfight wasn't a fast draw affair and took place at a measured 75 yards. I remember seeing a show on tv once. I don't remember if it was something on the history channel or an actual movie. Two drunk dudes got into it and both went for their guns at about three feet. It showed them holding the holster down with one hand and fumbling to get the gun out with the other. Both ended up gut shot.
     
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  17. Mark_Mark

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    Gut Shot…. ouch and just put me out of my misery
     
  18. Speedo66

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    Did you leave out a decimal point on that mileage? lol

    OP: Make some cardboard and duct tape holsters, spray paint 'em brown, nobody will notice.
     
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  19. Mark_Mark

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    100%!!! love cardboard
     
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    hawg, I think he meant he made it when he was 60 lbs heavier, not that he gained 60#s after he got it. JMHO
    All that bad talk about gun ranges. Must be why my club keeps getting new members. You get your gate key and come and go as you please. The ranges are self policing. 25 yd pistol, 200 rifle. No one complains, no one has gotten hurt, knock on wood.
     
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  22. Mark_Mark

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    check this out!!! I put a rail on my 1960’s JC Higgins 30-30… lol

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    :barf: Just had breakfast and you show me that? :eek:
     
  24. CraigC

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    Bingo! If you thumb through Packing Iron, you won't see any. The thong is more a product of the buscadero rig, like Hollywood gunfights.
     
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  25. Mark_Mark

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    it’s called Modernity people! Old & New
     
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