Slim Jim for a DA?

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  1. CraigC
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    I always thought it was kinda weird to see a "modern" double action in a frontier style holster but the more I looked at the old H.H. Heiser stuff, the more it started to grow on me. I don't think it fits at all with a truly modern revolver but for something around 100yrs old, it pretty cool. So I got a wild hair and drew up a Slim Jim for the New Service .38-40. It's a dark chestnut brown and moderately aged. May do a little more aging on it.

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    Looks pretty good to me! Been thinking myself about a slim Jim for my 6" model 10.
     
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    Nice!!!!!
     
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    Oh Jeez. I began making holsters and knife sheaths this year. I just started a holster for my new Blackhawk. When I see your work I just want to throw mine in the trash. Your work is so impeccable.
     
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  5. UncleEd

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    I like it and it's a perfect holster for
    the old warhorse.

    Just as an aside, I alway liked that in
    the movie "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
    Bogart, Huston and Holt wore one-piece
    Western holsters that literally swallowed
    up the Colt "Army" .38s (more than likely
    marked Official Police but for the timeline
    in the movie I think "Army").
     
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  6. Rodfac

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    Gorgeous work Craig....You've inspired me to make up one for a Smith 4th variation Hand Ejector 6" in .32-20. Rod
     
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    Striking! :thumbup:
     
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    I think it looks great and it’s a great idea. I have always wondered why people think Slim Jim’s are only for cap guns and single actions.
     
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    Looks good to me. Made the way it is it kind of hides the action and everything works.
     
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  10. Dave T

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    Beautiful holster. And it looks absolutely appropriate for a New Service chambered in one of the old cartridges that were still around after the turn of the century. Well done.

    Dave
     
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    Gorgeous. Similar holsters I've seen leave the trigger fully exposed, but I imagine that’s not desirable in this day and age.
     
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    I do it. The Threepersons is still extremely popular. Only cover the trigger on a 1911 holster. The ignorant safety Nazi's can suck eggs. :p
     
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    Outstanding workmanship. I appreciate seeing all the leather you post.
     
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    Hey @CraigC , can uhhh.. can we get a picture of the iron out of the holster?
     
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  15. Riomouse911

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    Well done CraigC, you are a wizard with leather craft! :thumbup:

    The California pattern sure does look good with the large frame DA revolver, an excellent combo for sure. :)

    Stay safe.
     
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    I have to get one of those styles of basket weave stamps.

    The holster came out real nice.
     
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    I don't remember where I got it but probably Tandy. I was going to check my order history but it seems that they have reset all customer accounts. I'll get the number off it.


    Ask and ye shall receive!

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    Outstanding. That looks great. I’ve got three of your holsters and very pleased with all. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Great looking holster. Did you use latigo leather or a dye that gives it that dark, rich color?
     
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    Thanks! That one is Fiebing's dark brown thinned 4:1 with denatured alcohol. I use containers made from 6" PVC pipe to dip dye.
     
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  23. sgt127

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    I’ve made quite a few holsters.

    I’ve never tried stamping a pattern. I’m afraid it would:

    A. Drive me insane.
    B. I’d screw it up.

    That’s very nice. Very.
     
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    It's easier than I thought it would be. In fact, I stamped my first holster and have done every one since. Practice makes perfect. ;)
     
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    Fantastic looking holster; love the stamped pattern!
     
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