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    Super 38 Shoulder Rigs

    Darryl, et al

    Attached here is another doc I just located revealing the purchase in 1935 of "Clark #10" shoulder rigs for the Super 38. I've sent this on to Kevin Williams. There's another doc not shown here revealing the purchase of 40 more of these the same month. Hope you can read the attached. I'm not familiar with Clark but appears they were based in Los Angeles.

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    I picked a couple of early Heiser holsters that would have suited the early FBI's taste.
    One is for a Colt semi auto and the other is marked OP4.
    Does anyone know anything about the OP4 holster?

    Another FBI related question:
    How would the 30's era agents carry their badges, where they issued a leather
    wallet for them?

    Thanks in advance for your comments,
    -Darryl



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    The holster marked OP 4 is a model 457 Heiser FBI holster. That is the holster that first appears in a circa 1938 catalog which states " This holster was designed for the F.B.I. of Washington, D.C., who require the holster for fast draw." Although Heiser did not usually mark their holsters like this I've seen several model 457 holsters stamped like this & have an example or 2 in my collection. It signifies that the holster was made for a Colt Official Police 4" revolver. Regards, turnerriver

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    FBI Training Video - Fundamentals of Double-Action Revolver Shooting (1961) - YouTube

    I saw this video on another forum. It is an FBI training film from the early 60's showing revolver holster from the era. Looks a lot like the Heisers for revolvers shown above.

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    Awesome thread. interested in learning more!
    Cheers,

    Charles

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    I love that training video! Turnerriver, I have a holster similar to the one posted , but mine has a strap which seems to defeat the fast draw holsters the FBI wanted. Do you happen to know the model # and approximate years it was made. Not in great shape but just curious.






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    That is the same model with an ordered optional safety strap.It's a model 457,probably post WW II.Regards,turnerriver

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    Quote Originally Posted by historicalgmen View Post
    From what I've seen document wise so far, my own assessment is that the distribution of the Supers was part of the continued ongoing "experimental buffet" efforts of the Bureau to attempt to find out what was best for the agents and/or to supplement existing firepower.

    Larry Wack
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    Larry,

    Sorry to dig up this old thread, but have your ever come across any documentation related to Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP pistols being shipped to the Bureau?

    Regards,

    Sam Lisker
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    'Clark' was an LA holster maker - later merging with 'Bucheimer' to produce the line of 'Bucheimer-Clark' holsters, with an eye towards outfitting Law Enforcement.

    I have a 'Clark' Shoulder Holster from that era, but for a 6" barreled revolver.

    'Bucheimer-Clark' produced numerous rigs - among them, the 'Federal Man', and a semi-shoulder holster that was belt-worn, but held the piece as high as the draw for a shoulder rig - yet without the shoulder harness.

    The boxy suits of those days did wonders for concealment.

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    The "semi-shoulder holster" was being made by someone as late as the late 1970's.

    I went to a family gathering back then and a policeman a relative was dating came.
    For those of you who are old enough to remember them, he was wearing an Agua colored leisure suit which is other than a zoot suit probably the most horrific clothing ever foisted off on men.
    Under the baggy jacket he was wearing a S&W Model 36 in one of the high riding semi-shoulder holsters on his belt.


 
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