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Offline Miguel Loco

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Lined 1860 Holster
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:57:58 PM »
Finished up an 1860 holster today. It was a newly drawn pattern and usually that means doing a quick construction to insure everything fits, but I got a little carried away. I learned that I can't leave my copy of Packing Iron on the work bench any more. Thankfully everything fit just right. Learned a lot, and some small changes need to be made for the next one.





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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 07:07:36 PM »
Hi Mick, the holster looks very nice, professional. How long have you been working with leather?

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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 08:19:33 PM »
Nice work Mick,   My copy of Packing Iron is within reach on my bench all the time.   

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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 08:53:55 PM »
Hi Mick, the holster looks very nice, professional. How long have you been working with leather?

Regards,
Richard

About a year or so Richard.
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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 09:01:26 PM »
Nice work Mick,   My copy of Packing Iron is within reach on my bench all the time.
Thanks Mike, I really appreciate the comment...That book is an amazing resource., isn't  it?  A retired saddle maker threw me a challenge last Friday and I had to make good on it with this holster. We'll see what he says after close inspection. He is another treasured resource in both leather and pistols.
 
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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 05:10:08 AM »
If you want to know how original gunleather looked and was constructed then Packing Iron is where to look.   Two other books, both by Dennis Adler "Guns of the Civil War" and "Guns of the American West" have excellent photos of gunleather and accoutrements along with the firearms.

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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 08:08:56 AM »
Love it! You did a great job Miguel.
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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 09:14:15 AM »
If you want to know how original gunleather looked and was constructed then Packing Iron is where to look.   Two other books, both by Dennis Adler "Guns of the Civil War" and "Guns of the American West" have excellent photos of gunleather and accoutrements along with the firearms.


Thanks Mike! I'll check them out. Hopefully not as hard to find as Packing Iron........that one was definitely not cheap, but worth every penny.
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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2019, 09:14:43 AM »
Love it! You did a great job Miguel.

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Re: Lined 1860 Holster
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2019, 08:55:45 PM »
Very nice work. Definitely a notch or two beyond my skill level. You have done well in your endeavors.

Keep the "Packing Iron" handy as a reference at all times. Alder's work is worth having too. You will see some over lap, as well as some modern work in Alder's efforts, but it is spot on.

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