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#1 Colt Hammerless

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:50 AM

You get a new and better one. I recently finished this one up for my friend. It's a lefty IWB for the H&K P2000sk. It's got 30 degrees of forward rake per his request (I use a lot of rake on my own personal rigs as well.) It's 8 oz. Hermann Oak that was given a long dip dye in full strength Angelus Cordovan. It's very red in the sun, and a nice dark color under indoor lighting. Finish is two good dips in Angelus 600 cut 50/50 with distilled water. This holster is a replacement for one I made him a couple of years ago. He can't find the other one as it's buried in a box in his garage somewhere! He has a better chance of finding the Ark of the Covenant in there. It's all well and good, as that one was one of my earliest pieces, and wasn't all that great.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:52 AM

very nice
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

Looks great. Love the color and clean lines.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

I agree! Nice job.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Beautiful!

GREAT job on the edges.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

lookin' good Paul!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Nice results. I like the way your dye job turned out. Good job!
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:03 AM

Thanks everyone. I'm pretty new to dip dyeing, but it seems to be working pretty well. I've been using Hidepounder's method on edges for a while and it works great. Now I just need to be able to do them faster.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:42 AM

Wow! Beautiful work! ~
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

I love it, it's one of the nicest holsters I've seen. Could you post a picture of the backside? It on a belt being worn would be nice to see too.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:03 AM

Chef, I don't really have any good pictures of the back. Here's the nicest one I could find.



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I don't have any pics of it being worn, sorry.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

Hello Paul; Great Work Sir. I like your username.
I inherited My Grandfathers 1903 .32 Hammerless & I was wondering if you own one have you made an IWB Holster for it?
I'm just getting into Holster Making and could use a couple ideas.

Here is a pic of My First Holster

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Again Great Work!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:33 AM

Wow Brian! A wet molded revolver holster right out of the gate. That was not easy. Good work. The color looks very nice and even as well.

I do own a 1903, and made an IWB for it as my first ever leather project. I've made a number of OWB and IWB holsters for it since then. I'll actually be writing a thread about a few of them tomorrow (it's late and I need to sleep), so be sure to check it out. If you have any questions just ask.

Oh, and I see this is your first post. Welcome!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

Thank You very much Paul. My younger brother has made a couple & He was a great help.
My stitching is a little rough but i've learned alot from here. I am Very Proud of how it turned out for my first attempt.
Also Our first attempt at using a Food Saver Vac. System to help mold the Holster.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

You get a new and better one. I recently finished this one up for my friend. It's a lefty IWB for the H&K P2000sk. It's got 30 degrees of forward rake per his request (I use a lot of rake on my own personal rigs as well.) It's 8 oz. Hermann Oak that was given a long dip dye in full strength Angelus Cordovan. It's very red in the sun, and a nice dark color under indoor lighting. Finish is two good dips in Angelus 600 cut 50/50 with distilled water. This holster is a replacement for one I made him a couple of years ago. He can't find the other one as it's buried in a box in his garage somewhere! He has a better chance of finding the Ark of the Covenant in there. It's all well and good, as that one was one of my earliest pieces, and wasn't all that great.

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Really pretty holster! I love the depth that dip-dying yields and your holster is a perfect example of it.
Those P2000's have a jacked up trigger guard, don't they?

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