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Pistol Lanyarns
« on: May 06, 2009, 06:58:52 AM »
   I've been looking for some Pistol Lanyarns, mostly looking for Span- Am era type. I have been able to find WWI Brit and American type and the ultra modern tactical type. Some leads on reproduction type, or general information on length- material- color would be nice...Any help is apperiated

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Re: Pistol Lanyarns
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 08:17:46 AM »
Look at photos of the WWI Colts...

The early lanyards were made of tightly-braided leather, differing primarily in the hook arrangement.

The larger hook is for the revolver - the smaller accomodates the much smaller lanyard loop as found on the M1911.

M1911 lanyards usually are of a braided cord - with a dated spring hook.

I know of no replica being made, but I'm sure that someone must be doing it for the WWI reenactment folks, though that one wouldn't be correct for your era.

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Re: Pistol Lanyarns
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 08:39:22 AM »
Check with Steffan at Prairie Flower Leather. If he has an example (he's into WWI) he can make one. His contact info is in the GAF web sites links page.
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Re: Pistol Lanyarns
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 12:20:51 AM »
thank you both
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Re: Pistol Lanyarns
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 05:52:48 AM »
Check with What Price Glory also.  He's got a correct (I think) lanyard for the revolvers, and the later ones for the 1911.  He's got a lot of neat stuff on his site.  I've bought a couple items from him and they were top notch.
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Re: Pistol Lanyarns
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 05:35:11 PM »
Prior to the battle of Omdurman [Sept. 1998], Lt. Churchill arrived in Cairo without his pistol and lucky "silk lanyard."

So he bought one of those new fangled Mausers.  It probably saved his life; being a ten shooter.

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