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    What’s Your Opinion For The Best Holster For My 1953 OMM?

    Gentleman and Ladies present,

    I ask this loaded question (no pun intended) knowing I would get ample opinions or suggestions.

    I like to have a holster for each of my pistols. And it’s sport to me to hunt for what I believe makes the best fit. I’ve collected holsters for 4” pistols but not 6”. I own several Viking floral holsters knowing that they are the Chevrolet of holsters, but I can afford them. I missed out on a H.H. Heiser 184 Colt Officers Model Revolver Shoulder Holster for $60 that I thought would be ideal but I was to tight to pull the trigger (again, no pun intended).

    So I pose a friendly question to the Lounge ‘What’s Your Opinion For The Best Holster For My 1953 OMM?’.

    Most Sincerely,
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    Unless you buy a new holster from one of the custom makers, it is going to be the used one you find that fits.

    If $60 for a Heiser is too much, maybe sewing a belt loop to a black gun show special zipper case would work ....
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    I bought a couple of these from an older gentleman (Dave Newcomb, RIP) as range holsters for my revolvers with very nice finishes. One each for 4" and and 6". Fleece lined to help eliminates the holster wear.


    Or, this might work.
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    I believe the flip-flop style holster is what's referred to as "field expedient". It may not be elegant but it gets the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey_D View Post
    I bought a couple of these from an older gentleman (Dave Newcomb, RIP) as range holsters for my revolvers with very nice finishes. One each for 4" and and 6". Fleece lined to help eliminates the holster wear.


    Or, this might work.
    Fleece lined. Very nice.
    As to the blue holster... I need to thinks alittle more on that one.

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    Keep an eye out on ebay for an older Lawrence or Eubanks Holster. Be prepared to spend $50-$80 but you'll be happy that you did. The Lawrence holsters started to use a numbering system in the 1960's so you want to look for a number 502. Older ones, along with the Eubanks holsters will usually just have some kind of abbreviation stamped into the back but can usually be deciphered too. It might say something like Colt OMM or .38 Medium 6 to fit a number of 6" medium frame Colts and S&W's.
    Here's a nice old Lawrence for a Colt Official Police that was picked up cheap because it needed a repair to the strap.
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    Lobo Gun Leather and El Paso Saddlery each offer a Threepersons for around $80. I suspect a holster for a 6" Python would fit if they don't have a mold for an OMM. I prefer a hammer thong because I'm always afraid a snap will scratch the frame.

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    Keep an eye out on ebay for an older Lawrence or Eubanks Holster. Be prepared to spend $50-$80 but you'll be happy that you did. The Lawrence holsters started to use a numbering system in the 1960's so you want to look for a number 502. Older ones, along with the Eubanks holsters will usually just have some kind of abbreviation stamped into the back but can usually be deciphered too. It might say something like Colt OMM or .38 Medium 6 to fit a number of 6" medium frame Colts and S&W's.
    Here's a nice old Lawrence for a Colt Official Police that was picked
    The old Lawrence holsters are good leather. I have one for a Woodsman and I really like it.

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    I also am in the market to fit a couple of 6 1/2" N frame fine old smiths. I would like to get a fancy lined flap covered tooled carved leather holster. I just haven't got serious yet about it as truth is they are safe queens and I haven't been carrying them except to shoot them of the bench. Dont think I shot them in 35 or 40 years. A old Triplelock with factory target sights added in 1949 and a 1950 Target also .44 special made in the mid 1950`s. Its just hard to pay a hundred or two for a holster I wont use but nice to have.

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    Here`s what I am talking about.

    2000 "Full Flap Holster"


 
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