Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wishing for the moon...

It's good to have impossible dreams. Mine is finding an IWB holster along the lines of the Summer Special or Versa-Max II, sized to fit the early Colt M1903 Pocket Hammerless with the 4" barrel length.

And un-bubbaized stocks for a Ross Mk.II rifle, a Mauser Kar.71, and a Mannlicher-Berthier M.1907/15. And a magazine follower & spring for a Siamese M1903 Mauser. And an extractor for a Frommer Stop.

I also want a gold house and a rocket car.

9 comments:

Bob said...

Of the items you list, probably the easiest to achieve would be the holster for the Colt. Any competent holster maker could make you one, provided you sent the pistol off to use as a guide. Thad Rybka immediately comes to mind. He doesn't have a website or even a phone number, but his address can be found at the following link:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQY/is_2_50/ai_112128020

If that fails, a copy of Knives 2008 by Krause Publications will include a list of custom leatherworkers that make sheaths and holsters, many of them will probably have websites.

pdb said...

Sheet of kydex + hair dryer + hole punch + heavy duty scissors = holster!

Kristopher said...

Ted Blocker will make a custom holster to fit ANY pistol.

Expect a six month wait for custom work ... you are in line behind all of the cop shops in the Pacific Northwest.

Earl said...

I am only with you on the rocket car, but I expect the gold house was Hyperbole unless you were going to sell it a piece at a time - or improve your self defense skills because so many will want to get a piece of that pie... I am so with you on the rocket car - but mine has time space transfer capabilities I haven't explored yet - the jog finishes too soon.

DirtCrashr said...

I came across a 1903 made in 1915 for which I am semi-desperate - but scared for the price and I'm not the one working. And it has a holster.

Anonymous said...

Tam,

for inside the waistband I use a Uncle Mike #5.

It keeps the 1903 in perfect order for me and can be fitted for left or right hand draw.

I have a pattern piece that was built for a 1908 .380 that fits my 1903 .32 as well. it was built for attachment to WWI web gear.

The aresenal built(1918 date Waiverlet?) leather was, according the shoemaker that built a copy for me, made from saddle leather, and oil cured. I can take the pattern back to him and find out what it would run $ wise now. His first try (on mine was a $45 expedition that too some time as he hand to find saddle leather.

If you are interested in the 'mil spec on the belt holster' email me at fi103r at yahoo dot com. I had him make a new one as the 1918 had become unserviceable. He wasn't able to put the US brand on the flap but the holster if great on webbing or on a wide leather belt.

r

Anonymous said...

remind me to proof my posts,

r

If you are interested in the 'mil spec on the belt holster' email me at fi103r at yahoo dot com. I had him make a new one as the 1918 had become unserviceable. He wasn't able to put the US brand on the flap but the holster is great on webbing or on a wide leather belt.

r

Anonymous said...

There's a short list of inside the waistband holsters for the CZs, as the trigger guard has a shape quite a bit different from the Colt or Browning. I'm waiting on one for my CZ75 from Simply Rugged in Alaska, and my son has been in contact with another of the custom shops for his CZ97B [the .45]. Meanwhile, Cheaper Than Dirt has one for $14.97... OldeForce

E said...

I'm with pdb: make it.
Kydex sounds fun.
I've recently started making leather holsters. For the price of one custom, I made 5 with lots of leftover material. That includes tools AND screw-ups.

Supporting your custom craftsmen is a great thing, but if you've got a bazillion pistols and a tight budget, handmade is the way to go.

Even an amateur holster can come out looking pretty darn sweet.

http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/Holsters/BH01/bh01.html

http://www.rugerforum.net/showthread.php?t=8415