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Offline Oregon Bill

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Hoping to get a Slim Jim right
« on: January 04, 2020, 11:20:40 AM »
Been years since I tried to make a holster, but have a new Uberti 1851 Colt London Model just dying to hang off my belt.
I usually make a pattern from manila folder stock. Just hope I get the belt loop dimensions right so that it hangs properly and doesn't crawl up on the draw.
Wish me luck fellers.

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

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Re: Hoping to get a Slim Jim right
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 12:29:16 PM »
If I have any questions on fit of a holster design, I make one out of a manilla folder first or even belly leather that won't get used for anything else. The design proven, I then make one from good leather.

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Offline Cliff Fendley

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Re: Hoping to get a Slim Jim right
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 07:51:43 PM »
Yes sir if you are unsure use a belly to see how it fits. You can take it back apart and still use parts of that leather for small scrap pieces. Everything has a use.

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