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Old 01-10-2014, 03:11 AM   #31
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I finally did something I've been wanting to do for awhile now. Get into leatherworking. I bought a few tools off ebay, a few good books, a few square feet of leather, and I dove straight into it.

First attempt was a failure (cosmetically, made a big mistake), but a big learning experience. I took what I learned from that attempt, and made these two holsters. One for a Taurus Model 66, the other for a CZ-52. Both are open carry holsters. Next I'll try my hand at making a concealed carry holster

I think I found a new hobby.
Very nice work brother Very nice.

For the CZ style holster I'd stich around the belt loops to give the leather a bit more support. Next one try your hand at form fitting the leather to the pistol, it will give better retention
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Very nice work brother Very nice.

For the CZ style holster I'd stich around the belt loops to give the leather a bit more support. Next one try your hand at form fitting the leather to the pistol, it will give better retention
Thanks.

The leather I used is pretty thick, so the form fitting didn't show up very well. It does hold the gun tight though. I can turn the holster upside down and lightly shake it up and down. The gun doesn't budge.

The sewing around the loops is a good idea though. Thanks.
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Well I won't beat this horse much more. But it is about impression. Hand gunners have all had single stitched holster that failed. The majority of buyers will prefer a double stitch. Do you have any ideas for an open holster for a P-38? I have searched in vain for a non-military holster for the Walther.

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Well I won't beat this horse much more. But it is about impression. Hand gunners have all had single stitched holster that failed. The majority of buyers will prefer a double stitch. Do you have any ideas for an open holster for a P-38? I have searched in vain for a non-military holster for the Walther.
What do you mean by double stitch? Thread overlapping itself? The way a saddle stitch works is you have two threads in every hole going in opposite directions. Even if a thread breaks, it doesn't unravel.

As for the P-38, what kind of holster were you interested in? Modern like the one I made for the CZ-52, or maybe Western? I'd be happy to make you one.
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A double row of thread. If one fails the second row holds the gun. Bottom stitches in holsters and saddle scabbards often fail and push thru a single row of thread.
Yes, The CZ-52 style would be great. The holsters for P-38 and P-1 Walthers are impossible to find other than a military flap. Let me know?

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A double row of thread. If one fails the second row holds the gun. Bottom stitches in holsters and saddle scabbards often fail and push thru a single row of thread.
Yes, The CZ-52 style would be great. The holsters for P-38 and P-1 Walthers are impossible to find other than a military flap. Let me know?
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It,s a Ruger 22/45 Lite.! All it needs is signature , one of a kind + good way for people to see your work..! We'll , as usual , it,is upside down.! PM ME..,
The missing cropped part is 1 5/8"....!the scope , it,s 7 "" long..!

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It,s a Ruger 22/45 Lite.! All it needs is signature , one of a kind + good way for people to see your work..! We'll , as usual , it,is upside down.! PM ME..,
The missing cropped part is 1 5/8"....!the scope , it,s 7 "" long..!
Dango, that looks familiar, was that gun used in the movie, Men in Black?
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