How To Make Holsters

How To Make Holsters

by Al Stohlman

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HOLSTERS have played, and arc still playing, a very important part in the history of man. And, since the making and manufacture of the first hand guns, methods for concealing, easier handling and carrying of these weapons have been devised. Trial and error being the surest way of improvement, holster making has now advanced to fill almost every need and requirement of the pistol user.

Today, with the hundreds of Makes, Models, and barrel lengths of hand guns, it would be virtually impossible to reproduce holster patterns for each and every one into book form. The Holster Patterns presented in this book are a cross-section of a few of the most popular Makes and Models of the guns in use today; with alternate designs and added barrel lengths as space permits.

Most of the Carving Designs presented can be altered for shorter, longer, or odd barrel lengths by adding or omitting a leaf, scroll, etc. The designs can also be used on similar holster patterns for other guns by "stretching" or "squeezing" the flowers, leaves, etc., to fit the confines of the border lines. With a little Imagination and Ingenuity, the Carving Designs in this book can be used on hundreds of holster patterns. Remember... the patterns shown will also fit many other similar makes and models of guns ... too numerous to mention.

The purpose of this book is to assist and instruct the craftsman in various methods of Holster Construction and Holster Pattern Making. Each phase is shown with clearly defined step-by-step photos and drawings. It is hoped that this book will aid the Self Taught Student, Instructor, and Professional Craftsman alike to further their knowledge of "How To Make Holsters" for Profit, Personal Satisfaction and Fun!

A "special" thanks to my wife, Terry, who has devoted countless hours and painstaking effort to produce all of the photographs appearing in this book. Many thanks to Ralph Tiner . . . Sporting Goods Center, Hemet, Calif. ... for his willing cooperation in supplying guns and information. Thanks to Lee Kelly, U. S. Forestry Service, and many other friends who have given unselfishly of their time and assistance.

To the Leathercraftsman: Thanks for your patience in awaiting the first publication of "How To Make Holsters" .. . Many Happy Hours!


Al Stohlman

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161406403
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Publication date: 08/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
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