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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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holster for trapper pistol

Probably not the correct forum but wanted to start here.
I want to carry my .50 flint trappers pistol as a back up this muzzy season but need a way to carry it. Any suggestions for a side belt or over the sholder holster.
Plans to make my own would also be OK.
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Re: holster for trapper pistol

I was thinking about just cutting slots in a small folded over wedge of leather, and put it on top of my shooting bag. The bag straps through the slots, and the weight of the pistol on top of the bag should keep the pouch drawn closed.

Just have to figure the final shape to make easy drawing, but also secure in the pouch in half cock position.

And remember to pick up an exacto knife!

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Re: holster for trapper pistol

Original holsters were mostly just leather tubes mounted to the pommel of a saddle. When on foot, they were tucked under the belt or in a sash. As I recall, there were some leather attachments similar to the saddle holsters that mounted like a bayonet or sword frog. A few were as simple as a sturdy leather collar a couple inches wide into which the pistol was placed.

The trapper is a fairly heavy pistol and will need a pair of suspenders to keep a hip holster up. There are a few hobby leather workers who advertise trapper holsters on the on-line auctions but I never even looked at.
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