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Thread: Old Army Holster

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    Old Army Holster

    I really need a flap holster for the Old Army - but this is ridiculous: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Anybody got one without the box for sale?
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    Cabelas has them for a lot less than that.

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    Good Luck, finding ANY Bianchi/Ruger flap holster at a sane price, in ANY condition.

    You might want to consider one of these for $80:



    http://www.timelyaccessories.com/Flap.html

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    That is way too much for that holster in my opinion. I purchased this one and it's a Cathay made, one of the rarest for $60.00. I admit it was a deal and I was fortunate to get it, $150.00 no way, I'd go Cabela's, all mine does is hang in the safe and that was it's intended purpose. If you just want a holster I'd go Cabela's, some of this collector thing can get crazy expensive.


    I just looked at Timely Accessories, looks like they have a good rig too.
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    Mine don't hang in no stinkin' safe mine gets worn and worn a lot.Dennis

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    You guys will probably ban me, but I use an Uncle Mike's when I want to have a flap Yes, it's ugly black nylon, but works and is cheap. When I want to look good I let the gun show, no flap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietro View Post
    Good Luck, finding ANY Bianchi/Ruger flap holster at a sane price, in ANY condition.

    You might want to consider one of these for $80:



    http://www.timelyaccessories.com/Flap.html

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    I talked to Mike on the phone today. Unfortunately, he doesn't have an Old Army to use as a model for the holster. He and I both think the Old Army is a little bigger than the 1858 Remington (for which he makes a holster). The only solution is for me to ship him the gun - and I'm reluctant to do that. Anybody got a better idea?
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    If you are handy and want to try making your own, there is a good book called "How to Make Holsters" by Al Stohlman. This is an older book that was marketed by Tandy Leather but can be found on fleabay and other places for around $10 or so. I bought a copy after I scored a huge lot of leatherworking tools at a yard sale for $30. I still haven't found time to make anything but the book gave me some great ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim4065 View Post
    I talked to Mike on the phone today. Unfortunately, he doesn't have an Old Army to use as a model for the holster. He and I both think the Old Army is a little bigger than the 1858 Remington (for which he makes a holster). The only solution is for me to ship him the gun - and I'm reluctant to do that. Anybody got a better idea?
    Use a 7-1/2" Blackhawk as the mold model. It's the same gun on the exterior dims

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerMTB View Post
    Use a 7-1/2" Blackhawk as the mold model. It's the same gun on the exterior dims
    The frame of the Old Army is longer than a Blackhawk frame - there's more metal in front of the cylinder where the rammer passes through. I use a leather holster sized for 7-1/2" Blackhawks to carry my Old Army but it was pretty tight at first - until the leather stretched and reformed.
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    FWIW, I've made several holsters myself from hides, and have found that if the leather holster is soaked for a few mins in warm/tepid water, then the subject pistola is first inserted into a ziplock baggie prior to putting it in the holster, the holster can be "boned" with a toothbrush handle to take the guns exact shape/form, and will also stretch somewhat.

    The pistol is left holstered until the leather is thoroughly dry - at least overnite - and has worked on commercial holsters for me, also.
    The commercial holsters don't quite form as tightly to the gun, probably due to the manufacturer''s outer finish - but still satisfactory.

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