Berns Martin Holster??

Berns Martin Holster??

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    Berns Martin Holster??

    Hi Guys,
    I'm looking for an ORIGINAL Berns Martin Holster. Any ideas on where I can find one? This is one of the a few things on my husbands wish list. Please help thanks in advance.

    Cindy


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    I am not sure but I think Bianchi bought the rights for the Berns Martin holsters a long, long time ago.

    I was looking for a "C" clip shoulder holster (for a Walther PPK) that Bianchi made about 30-40 years ago and after a few failed calls to customer service I gave up. They didn't have a clue as to what I was talking about.

    The original BM was designed about 70 years ago so finding one would be a miracle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HooleysGirl View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I'm looking for an ORIGINAL Berns Martin Holster. Any ideas on where I can find one? This is one of the a few things on my husbands wish list. Please help thanks in advance.

    Cindy
    You're a sweet lady to be paying attention to your man's "wish list"!

    I would check the on-line auction sites a couple of times a week, and even eBay on occasion. GunBroker and AuctionArms are two sites that come into mind. But probably the most productive path, although the most time consuming (read 'fun' for us gunnies), is to paw through the used holster bin at gun stores and pawn shops.

    Just a caution that Berns-Martin had many designs for duty wear. Among the most notable was their spring-loaded, break-front type; you pushed down on the revolver grip and rotated the muzzle upward to draw. This spread open the front of the holster and you continued the draw without a distinct vertical motion. There was also a clamshell type of holster that popped open with the push of a button; heaven help you if the holster popped open and you didn't have a grip on your gun!

    My point is to find out if hubby had a specific Berns-Martin rig in mind, or if any B-M will do.

    Good luck in your search!
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    Thank you guys very much for you tips and the well wishes in my search. Gasmitty- I believe he is wanting a break front style for a 4" barrel N-frame( hope my termonolgy is correct) pistol.

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    Did you find a holster?

    I have a bernsmartin holster for a 4 inch N frame S&W. It is floral carved (primitive style) and has been used little. was made in Calhoun City mississippi. Let me know if you are interested.

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    Not exactly what you're asking for but Rusty Sherrick is a custom holster maker out of PA. He has been known to reproduce the entire Berns-Martin product line,including floral carving. He's a very talented and humble guy.

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    They do pop up here and there on the Smith and Wesson forum
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    I've an original Berns-Martin for the 5" N frame, Elmer Keith's weapon of choice; complete with (30") original matching belt. Brown basket weave, in as-new condition. Not sure if I'd part with it though! So authentic that when I bought it there was graphite paste inside, which was de rigeur back in Berns-Martin's heyday. I'm new on the forum, but perhaps I should go to the trouble of learning how to add pics.

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    You Might want to try Gunbroker and Gunsamerica auction sites as well. Also, try entering Berns Martin holster in the address bar on your computer. Who knows what may pop up.
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