Colt Hammerless

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  1. Foam rubber for molding press

    Searching here on Leatherworker, the most commonly recommended material for press molding things like holsters, is 1 inch thick natural gum rubber at 40 durometer hardness. The least expensive I've seen it is here: You can get it in 12 x 12 on there, but it's a little cheaper to get it in a 12 x 24 sheet and cut it in half. Paul
  2. Round and Head Knives. W.Roses and Osbornes

    All knives are now sold. Paul
  3. Round and Head Knives. W.Roses and Osbornes

    Forgot to mention, that I'm only shipping within the U.S. Paul
  4. Round and Head Knives. W.Roses and Osbornes

    Bill said it pretty much as well as I can. Probably wasn't made that way by Rose, but over the many decades, it's been sharpened to where it's not quite as round any longer. I've seen some of those triangular ones as well Bill. Some of them look pretty useful, and I often wonder if a previous owner didn't re-shape their knife on purpose. I've noticed that knives with a bit more of a point in the center do a bit better at skiving, than a purely round knife. I've seen that quote about Rose before, and it's pretty true. I have a Henckels that holds it's edge for a long time as well, and Gomphs are well known for that also. Never had a problem with a good ole' Osborne (either Newark or early Harrison) holding it's edge for a good while for that matter. Paul
  5. Round and Head Knives. W.Roses and Osbornes

    W.Rose #2 is still available, as I never heard back from the interested party. Paul
  6. Round and Head Knives. W.Roses and Osbornes

    #3 (The nice little Osborne) is sold. #2 (W.Rose) is on hold. Will update when sold. Paul
  7. Dan Wesson Eco 1911 Mold

    I've made holsters for the DW ECO. It's simply a 3.5 inch (aka Officer's length) 1911. Doesn't require a special dummy gun. I use my Colt Commander blue gun for molding holsters for it. The dust cover is the same length. The muzzle sticks out .75 inch during molding, but that's all. Of course if you're doing a closed toe holster, it would be an issue. If you're doing closed toe holsters for the 3.5 inch length 1911, you could buy a Commander dummy and cut off the extra length to make a 3.5 inch specific dummy. Paul
  8. Does anyone look at Machinery forum?

    Looks like they're still in business to me. The links on their website are working on my end. Their facebook page has a couple posts from them in December. Try giving them a call. The number on their site is (972) 262-3101. I tried looking for their email, but it's a contact form on the website, and obviously that's not working for you. Here's their facebook page: I don't know anything about your machine, sorry. Paul
  9. Gray Leather

    I use denatured alcohol to thin either Fiebing's or Angelus alcohol based dyes. Paul
  10. Round and Head Knives. W.Roses and Osbornes

    Knife #1 and #4 are sold. Still have #2 and #3. Paul
  11. I need a small head knife

    I know this thread is several weeks old, but if you still need a small head knife, I just listed some knives in the "Items For Sale" section, under "Knives, Blades, and Things That Cut". One of the knives is a little Osborne head knife that's right at 3.5 inches from tip to tip: Paul
  12. I've got some round/head knives for sale. Prices are plus shipping. #1 is a Newark marked Osborne. This knife if really nice and heavy, with a really gorgeous handle. Blade is 5 inches wide. There's slight movement of the blade in the handle, though I don't notice it when using it. Sharp and ready to use. $80 #2 is a really nice William Rose. Blade is just shy of 5.75 inches wide. Blade and ferrule are nice and tight. Sharp and ready for use. $120 #3 is a neat little Newark marked Osborne that's great for sharp curves. Blade is 3.5 inches wide. Sharp and ready to use. $70 #4 is interesting. It's a William Rose. The blade is just shy of 5 inches. I showed it to Bruce Johnson some time back, and he thinks it's in a different handle (likely an Osborne). The blade is nice and tight in the handle. It has a bit of gunk on it, possibly some red paint. I was anxious to use the knife, so sharpened it up instead of cleaning the blade. There's a crack in the handle where the pin (which is missing) goes through. Someone scratched the year "1893" into the wood of the handle, and also scratched several state abbreviations into the brass ferrule (I assume indicating different places they worked while a leather worker). States include, PA, VA, MD, IN, IL, MO. Also, not visible in the picture above the "PA" are the initials "H.H." Possibly the previous owners initials. Not perfect, but cuts wonderfully. If you'd like to try Rose steel, without paying "Rose Prices" this one will do nicely. Sharp and ready to use. $80 Paul
  13. 98 dummy guns for sale

    Got the S&W Governor in the mail today. Thanks for the fast shipping! Paul
  14. 98 dummy guns for sale

    Paypal sent for the S&W Governor. Paul
  15. 98 dummy guns for sale

    Davis, I'll take the S&W Governor, if it's still available. Email inbound. Paul