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A vintage leather work of art for my 1911

This is a discussion on A vintage leather work of art for my 1911 within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 380ACP Here's something you handmade leather and traditional gun fans may enjoy. Living in Alabama where OC is legal, I occasionally choose ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 380ACP View Post
    Here's something you handmade leather and traditional gun fans may enjoy. Living in Alabama where OC is legal, I occasionally choose to do so. When I do, I particularly enjoy doing so with my Colt 1911 and this beautiful handmade vintage leather holster that belonged to my late grandfather.



    I know very little about it other than it has the name "Hunter" embossed on the snaps and stamped into the rear of the holster. Knowing my grandfather, he likely purchased this holster in the late 1940s to carry his Colt 1911 on base while he was stationed in various places (he was an Air Force Colonel in WWII). My memories are of it sitting in the display case with his handguns as he had long been retired once I came around.



    Hope you enjoyed this family heirloom and a glimpse into the past of leather holstermaking.
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    Ran across this example of an old Myers from the 1930s, showing floral carving at its best (though, amazingly, I've seen even better on Bohlin saddles). My image collection runs to 10,000 images.

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    Red (Richard) Nichols


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    A lot of time and effort went into that holster...very nice.

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    I have a couple of Hunter holsters from the mid 70's. They still seem to be serviceable.

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