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Shoulder holster in \"Bullitt\"

In the film "Bullitt" with Steve McQueen, what type shoulder holster is he wearing with the bullet loops on the right strap. The pistol has a round butt (Detective Special?)...although at the end it appears he has a 2-1/2" Diamondback???
 

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Re: Shoulder holster in \"Bullitt\"

Whatever brand it is, it's basically a copy of the old Berns-Martin upside-down holster.

The last maker of this that I know of was Bianchi, but they've discontinued it.

I'm pretty sure someone mentioned that there's a small police supply holster maker that still makes it.
 

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Re: Shoulder holster in \"Bullitt\"

I think if you look again, you'll see a snubby Python /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 

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Re: Shoulder holster in \"Bullitt\"

Nope, it's a 2 1/2" Colt Diamondback.
In one scene you can make out the distinctive shape of the Diamondback hammer.

Also, some movie posters show a full profile of the gun, and it's clearly a Diamondback.

PLUS, it was written up in a gun magazine back when the movie came out.
 

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Re: Shoulder holster in \"Bullitt\"

There was also a Medley "Brush" Holster that carried the gun upside down with NO straps or springs, It used a "bore brush type deal in the barrel. Was only for lighter weight snubs. They are pictured in either one of Kollers,Coopers or Gaylords books from late 50's.

Don't know IF I would trusted for safe retention or quick draw-or BOTH!!!

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Re: Shoulder holster in \"Bullitt\"

Thanks for the help guys. I would like to find something nostalgic for my Detective Specials or Diamondback snubbie.
 
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