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Old 10-09-2019, 11:14 AM
smoore smoore is offline
 
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Default M1916 holster repair?

I ran across an M1916 holster by maker S & R (Sheffer & Rossum) in pretty good condition except that someone cut off the brass belt hanger on the back so that it can now only be worn by the belt loops. The seller wants $50 for it. My question: Would it be possible to somehow repair the leather and reattach the hanger to bring this holster back into some semblance of what it would have originally looked like?
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:44 PM
krdomingue krdomingue is online now
 
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A boot maker or a saddlery shop can do the leather work, but I am not sure where you would get the metal hanger. Also, by the time you get done, you will have more money into it than it it worth.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:23 PM
letterman letterman is online now
 
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Turner Saddle might be able to help you figure it out. He is on this forum.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:10 PM
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I made the hanger out of a piece of uncoated brass brazing rod, by using another one for a pattern.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:18 PM
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I have seen the metal belt hangers for sale on eBay.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:14 PM
Kansasbobcat Kansasbobcat is offline
 
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If you do not need brass,then any of the old first aid pouches would serve s a donor. I have been able to slide a belt hanger back into the M1916 holster with some lube without tearing any stitches.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:15 PM
Aflyer111 Aflyer111 is offline
 
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Along the same lines as the OP's question, I picked up a blackened WW2 "Sears" holster for $20 at a local flea market. Someone cut out the sewn in insert(spacer) inside the holster and mounted a 1964 penny on the flap. I don't mind the penny, but is it worth buying a reproduction holster to sacrifice and having the saddlemaker sew it back in or just leave as is? The pistol is harder to remove than the ones I have that are all original.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:35 PM
fourdees fourdees is offline
 
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If the leather loop is still intact, get a hanger from a first aid kit, canteen cover, etc. Bend one end straight...slide thru...rebend back as close as possible. Maybe not perfect but functional...
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