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    Philip Roland Holsters

    Over 20 years ago I met Philip Roland of Huntington, Maryland at a gunshow in Virginia. He had made quite a few attractive western style holsters and offered to sell or trade them to me. Over the next 20 years, he made several holsters for me. Below is a picture of several of these and the other picture shows the marking on his holsters.




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    I see some are leather lined,.. do you know what type leather was used.. Maybe pig skin?... They all look nice!............................................. ..........M*
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    A very nice collection of fine looking holsters. He's obviously a real craftsman. Obviously a fella should be pleased to own any of them, but
    I have to admit, this one is my favorite of the group.
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    Fortuna Favet Fortibus

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    My P.R. Roland collection of one, very nice workmanship, fitment is excellent and leather is top-grade. Special thanks to Terry for sharing information about these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortibus55 View Post
    A very nice collection of fine looking holsters. He's obviously a real craftsman. Obviously a fella should be pleased to own any of them, but
    I have to admit, this one is my favorite of the group.
    holster.JPG
    Fortibus, You have a good eye! That one is lined with a soft leather. Of the 10 holsters I pictured, I believe only that one and two others were lined. Mr. Roland told me that adding lining to a holster usually doubled his cost in materials and took much more time to construct.

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    I have been been considering selling off some of the holsters I have, but I have no idea what I even paid for them over 20 years ago.
    Does anyone have a feeling for what such holsters might sell for?

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    Looking at your fine collection the closest current maker that comes to mind would be Rick Bachman, Old West Reproductions. His current pricing on similar designs runs from $145 to a bit over $200. Don't know if this has any bearing other than craftsmanship, but in my business, wooden seed & grain cleaners that were built by craftsman 30 -50+ years ago are still in operation. In top condition they still bring half the price of new machines of comparable capacity.

    That being said, I have been diagnosed with Tooled Leather Holster disease. Not known to be fatal.... yet. If you decide to rehome any of them, I'd like to put my name in the hat for Top Row - 2nd from Left. Saintclair, please be an enabler and let me know what she is worth. Absolutely lovely piece of work.

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    Really like the lower left, kinda partial to slightly dark leather. Similar to the gen1 Python grip.

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    Stoner Holsters is a local maker. Did a fine job for my lc9 carry, but haven't checked on price for revolver.

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    Saintclair.... great pics fine workmanship as i work in leather and appreciate it. Looks like one of them is a lefty? I am left-handed so it caught my eye the first one?


 
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