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Roy's Original Pancake value?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by shotgunjoel, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. shotgunjoel

    shotgunjoel Member

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    About a month ago I bought a nice smooth black leather pancake holster at a gun show for my 4" S&W Model 10. It has the double belt slots on the front and has a thumb break. While looking at it at the show I couldn't really read the maker's mark on it. Anyway I was looking at it more closely tonight and found out that it's a Roy Baker made holster, which I also found out is the original pancake holster. This holster is in very nice shape, no cracking, a few minor rub marks on the front of it and the tiniest amount of wear at the tip of the barrel on the backside. The back is labeled:

    603
    Roy's Original
    Pancake
    Masters
    Magnolia, Ark.
    Pat.# 3,731,858
    S&W MED
    4

    So I paid $30 for it. How did I do? Thanks.
     
  2. DrLaw

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    What is this 'leather' that you speak of stranger? Does it come with plastic clips or nylon straps?

    I think that is what I paid for mine in the early 1980's, so at least, it does not seem to have gone up in value.

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
     
  3. shotgunjoel

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    It is entirely leather except for the metal snap and insert on the thumb brake. No plastic or nylon. I'll get a photo up Thursday, I'm out of town right now.
     
  4. Armored farmer

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    Yea....I have a Roy's Original. It is a great holster. It can be worn strongside or crossdraw. A great quality holster. I carry my 4 5/8 Blackhawk in it.

    You did good!!
     
  5. shotgunjoel

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    Yeah I really like the option to carry cross-draw (though for me it's less comfortable). I've been a fan of cross-draw for a while as I think it's faster. So does anybody have an idea as to the going price of a holster like mine?
     
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    I stole mine at a local flea market for $25.00. That doesn't reflect the 'value' though. It was made for and stamped .45 SAA. That limited the potential buyers, but I knew it would fit my ,357 Ruger BH.
     
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    I've got a few of them all well made, $30 is a fair price for a piece of history. Must be something to them as everybody makes this style of hoster now. Enjoy. The good thing is they're very gun specific not a one size fits many.
     
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