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    Heiser 413, 7 1/2" SAA

    Picked this up at Tulsa last weekend. Good and solid. Darkened from the years, I guess from treating. I believe the logo will date this to 1920's or earlier?? Thanks.



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    Nice Score Sir

    Somebody not only used but also took care of that...

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    All the Heiser maker's marks except the following one, existed by 1930 or soon after; as seen in a set of leathers marked for Arthur Heiser's daughter Mildred Purinton 'as a young girl' (and born 1922). This one is not amongst them:

    1 mark holster (6).jpg

    So turnerriver and I expect it is later; perhaps as late as Keyston's acquiring of the name in 1950. There is no apparent reason for the many Heiser marks ever being created beyond the first one :-). Their history on vintagegunleather.com is a rough guide but it is not dispositive; that is, gunleather with any of those marks are know to have been made well after the dates cited there. Heiser's famous 457 holster for the FBI is a great 'canary in a coalmine' because we know it was introduced in 1939, LOTS of them have survived, and they've been sighted with all the marks on their backsides.
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