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Post some photos of classic holster rigs for your S&Ws.

I'll start with a basket-stamped and lined Geo. Lawrence #200 "Columbia Hunter" holster and matching belt for a 6 1/2" M-29. This holster rides comfortably high, hangs straight, and has a reliable thumbreak snap. Knife is a late 1950s Puma - same as the Smith.


How about a western-style holster for a 4" M-15? This one is another Geo. Lawrence - a #36 basket-stamped and lined with a FBI cant. Knife is a 3" drop point McClung


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Very nice! I just got an El Paso Saddlery holster for my Smith 29 Mt. gun and it seems to be a very well made holster also. Takes a pretty good holster to hold up those heavy 29s! Do you have a website link for that holster maker?
 

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Gee Pistola, that is a classic!

Is that one of the recent S.D.Myres made by Dave Duclos in Sweetwater, TX or an older one - made in El Paso?

Charlie,

I'm pretty sure that the George Lawrence Co. went defunct long before the internet - not certain what year. Those holsters are old ones.

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I had a western style holster and belt made for my 29-4 classic hunter 8 3/8 by triple K. they did a good Job. wet molded it and it looks nice
 

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Good looking rigs Guts!
A Sunday-Go -to Dinner-Rig is another thing I have never gotten around to buying
 

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jimbos44 said:
I had a western style holster and belt made for my 29-4 classic hunter 8 3/8 by triple K. they did a good Job. wet molded it and it looks nice
Jimbo,

We'd all like to see a photo of that long-barreled western rig!

Azmick,

Classic doesn't have to be fancy! I was just trying to weed out the holsters made of kydex and cordura. I have a few of those, but just don't consider them to be classic.

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I'm pretty sure that the George Lawrence Co. went defunct long before the internet - not certain what year. Those holsters are old ones.

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They were established in 1857 in Portland,Oregon. They ceased operations in 1985 when the last family member retired. The old downtown Portland building,built in 1903,that housed the operation was sold. All of the original equipment belongs to a great grandson who makes creels,of all things.
 

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The only non-leather holsters I own are three Bianchi military flap holsters. Two are for autos large frame and medium, and the other is for 4" K-frame style revolvers. The make excellent field holsters. Everything else I have is leather, lots of leather, but no real pic's.
640 in Galco IWB rig.


60-4 in Bianchi 3S


Ruger SR9 in Don Hume 721


3913 with its Bianchi 19



640 in Don Hume French Curve


64 in Price Western Leather IWB


4566 in Bianchi 3S


sw 66-2 in Desantis(old) Speed scabbard


Ruger Blackhawk in EPS Tortilla
 

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Very snug, rides high, and you don't get beat to death, plus if your packing your rifle on a sling, the rifle doesn't get beat up.
EPS actually called me on my order to make sure that was the firearm I wanted it made for. I guess they don't get to many folks asking for that design carrying a SA.

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Xtimberman, It is a Sweetwater,Texas holster. I bought it from a gentleman out of Abeline,Texas. I gave $60 for it and it is almost like brand new.
 

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Here is a classic and inexpensive Brauer Bros. holster with a M-21 Classic and a Schrade Old Timer drop point:


Brauer Bros. of St. Louis sold millions of these serviceable holsters. I bought this one for a M-28 back in the 1960s, but it's carried several other S&Ws since then.

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FT,

Thanks for that update on the George Lawrence Co. I wondered about what happened to them. I guess there's hope for some kind of re-start of the company as long as the equipment is still in the family....

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Here ya' go XTM. What I think is classic all the way around. Highway Patrolman in a Galco with a good wide belt {even if it has shrunk over the years :lol: }
and a Stetson that has served me well about as long as the belt.
 
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