A couple of months ago, I posted a query on here in regards to wanting to get information on making a holster for a Rogers & Spencer revolver - I wanted to make a holster for mine but unfortunately, I'm in AZ for the winter and the pistol is back in MI where I spend my summers. Jn response to my query, I was contacted by one of our "fine parts" who said that he no longer had his R & S but he did have a holster for it that he would be more than happy to pass on to me if I could use it.
Last week, a package arrived from him and I now have a beautiful holster for my Rogers & Spencer that will make a "mighty fine looking' rig" when I get 'er all together in the spring. Unfortunately, my computer died last week which made it necessary to get a new one and it has taken a few days to get that going - thus the delay in posting this.
It never ceases to amaze me the willingness of the members of this forum to help each other out. Yes, parts come and go, but everyone here seems to be filled with the spirit of helping others - whether it be advice, information, patterns, tools or in my case, a great holster to go with my revolver. I've shot black powder for a little over 50 years . . . . I've been invited to park myself next to many a campfire and in return, have enjoyed the company of strangers that I've invited to share my fire . . . but then they leave, they are no longer strangers, they are friends. That is what makes this "fraternity" such an enjoyable experience. On this forum, there is a lot of "horseplay" . . . a lot of "kidding" . . . . but there is also a lot of "caring' that is evident when someone becomes ill or suffers the loss of a loved one. I sometimes wonder if we all were born "out of time" . . . but let there be no doubt that the "old time values" are still there and practiced by all.
My Dad always taught me that a person is a success if they leave this world a little bit better off than it was when they got here. It's not about material things . . . it's about helping others.
I am very appreciative for the willingness to share that one of our parts did in offering me a holster. He didn't do it because he wanted recognition or anything like that . . . and I'm sure that he had no idea that I would be making this post. It's not my intention to cause him any embarrassment either. For that reason, I'm not going to post who it was, but I thank him very much. He's on this forum regularly and it's always a pleasure to read his posts.
Well . . . sometimes I get senile and forgetful so maybe i will mention who it was that was so generous and willing to share with a pard . . . GunClick Rick . . . . thank you very much for that beautiful holster you sent to me . . . believe me . . every time I use it I'm going to be reminded how lucky I am to share the campfires of such fine parts like you . . . .