Reblocking Holsters

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by pokute, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Here's a couple of successful reblocking jobs.

    The first one is an early 50's Heiser FBI holster made for a short barreled S&W K-Frame that I reblocked to fit a compact 1911.

    The second is a Lawrence Holster made in the 1930's for an S&W 38/44 Heavy Duty or Colt New Service. When I got it, it was as flat as a pancake, and unused! It now holds a Freedom Arms M83 6"!

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  2. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I reblocked a holster made for an S&W N-Frame a few weeks ago. Here it is, snug around a Freedom Arms Packer:

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  3. Geezer

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    I love old leather!
     
  4. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I found that when reblocking the old leather, extra care was necessary any place where tension would be applied to the leather across the grain, to keep the surface from splitting. Rubbing some oil on the inside where the greatest stretching would occur minimized additional stress from friction with the gun, and made the reblocking go uneventfully.