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Leather worker wanted

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:26 pm
by Dixie
I am looking for a French Napoleonic pistol holder to be made.
It would be made from leather and have brass fittings.
Please see pictures.
Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:13 pm
by John Waller
Dixie,
my CO is having a holster made at present by John Norris.

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:47 pm
by Andy R
And I have taken posesion of a set of saddle holsters from John this year - and mighty nice they are too.

Where John wins out is he actually has pistols at home, so he knows how they are supposed to fit.

Some holsters I have seen have been very nicely made, but they just weren't fit for purpose.

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:48 am
by wurzul
I'll be interested to see how you get on. I've been following two parrallel lines of inquiry on holsters for the British. One is the holster for two guns originally specced for the Rifle Corps Officers, and t'other is shown for a colour serjeant by Bryan Fosten in his Almark 1815 Guards books. Unsourced infuriatingly, but shows a baldric that can carry either a sword-frog or a holster, the change being effected by lacing and clips. I've checked with the Guards'Museum and it ain't there. Anyone know where there might be such a miscegenation?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:13 pm
by border reiver
havent got the book with me at the mo, but the is a pistol holster in british rocket troop book (1800-1900) will post more details when i get a chance

Andrew

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:52 pm
by border reiver
book is called

british rockets
of the napolionic and colonial wars
1805-1901

by C E Franklin

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:56 am
by John Waller
My CO has now received his holster from John Norris and is very pleased with it. I'll post a pic after Walcheren.

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:37 pm
by Dixie
Cheers, will look forward to it :)