Thanks Kevin.The link I supplied above answers some of those questions. The Threepersons holster was a pared down Brill, maybe. Similar holsters, to both styles had been around for years. The Brill was designed as a lightweight holster to be worn on the trouser belt. The cuff allowed the cant of the holster to be designed in and the position of the fold determined the width of the belt. The article explains it better. The examples I have used and own are not light by any means. I hope to get an accurate reproduction for my 4”, N frame soon
Good question but way out of my ken. Maybe try contacting Red?Thanks Kevin.
The article did answer many of my questions. I've got one more, though.....Do ALL Brills have that tapered wedge welt stitched into the toe? That's something I failed to add in my attempt.....strictly because I hadn't noticed that detail on the examples I've examined.
Wow!!! Just Wow!!! Sincerely. bruce.Thanks for all the Brill info. I’ve only seen a few examples in person....and recently made this attempt at one myself:
The Brill examples I’ve examined all had the wide stitched welt, uniquely stitched toe connecting the pouch to the back flap, and the rakish “cuff” set at various places along the pouch to accommodate a specific belt width. I set this one up to take a 1 1/2”-1 3/4” belt.
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Nice job!!Yes, I had to use a drill press and a longer bit than the usual to keep the chuck jaws out of the way. I picked a bit size that was just large enough to make a hole that would still hold-fast to waxed thread. The stitching needle on my Stewart hand-stitcher was too short, too, so I had to use the basic saddle stitch and two needles. Instead of using waxed twisted linen thread as usual, I used waxed braided nylon thread. I knew I would have to soak the holster pouch in water and fold that thick welt nearly in half to get it inside the attached cuff. I was afraid linen thread would break under that stress and spoil the whole project at the very end!