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rdstrain49
February 6, 2012, 11:34 AM
What do you do when it's too cold to shoot, too much ice to take the horses into the high country. I keep busy making leather gear, holsters and belts.

Ruger Old Army
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/rdstrain49/Holsters%20For%20Sale/IMG_0842.jpg

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/rdstrain49/Holsters%20For%20Sale/IMG_0838.jpg


http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/rdstrain49/Holsters%20For%20Sale/IMG_0789.jpg



Colt Pocket
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/rdstrain49/Leather%20Gear/IMG_0846.jpg


Remington NMA
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/rdstrain49/Leather%20Gear/IMG_0785.jpg

And the list goes on. Keeps me busy as long as there is snow on the ground.

Old Grump
February 6, 2012, 12:50 PM
Nice work, here's what my kin folk on the Bohunk side of the family do in the N. Dakota winter, they make more kin folk.

http://inashoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/all1.jpg

highvel
February 6, 2012, 09:10 PM
Very nice work!
When I was out there I froze my butt off, drank a fair amount of Bourbon though!
I cant remember will a gun even go off at 60 below???:D

rdstrain49
February 6, 2012, 10:14 PM
Don't know about -60, but I do know that I don't shoot at -38. Winter is time to build holsters. My shop is warmer that the house.:)

dlbarr
February 8, 2012, 12:52 AM
rd, that is some nice work there. Very nice.

And, Old Grump...ditto. You set a good example. ;):D

IDAHOMIKE
February 8, 2012, 10:22 AM
Very nice work! I especially like the slim jim for the old army. And thank you for the link the other day. I picked up some french curves and intend on spending more time on the edges on my current project. Thanks again!

JWT
February 8, 2012, 10:43 AM
Excellent leather work. Good picture taking too.

AirForceShooter
February 8, 2012, 12:33 PM
Amazing work.

AFS

pgdion
February 8, 2012, 12:42 PM
Old Grump ... now that is a Clan!!! :eek:

You must be proud.

rdstrain49
February 8, 2012, 02:25 PM
Thanks guys, I try. Got one more proto-type just about ready for your scrutiny.

rdstrain49
February 8, 2012, 05:07 PM
OK, here's a proto-type of a traditional style Calif. Slim Jim with sewn in toe plug for the Ruger Old Army. This probably will not become a production piece since it takes about 25% longer to make due to the toe plug. Still a fun project.

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/rdstrain49/Leather%20Gear/IMG_0852.jpg

arcticap
February 8, 2012, 10:30 PM
What do you do in South Dakota in the winter

And I thought that the good folks in South Dakota enjoyed going to one of the numerous [43 is it?] casinos in the state! :D

http://www.worldcasinodirectory.com/south-dakota/map

rdstrain49
February 9, 2012, 12:44 AM
Nope, those are most definitely tourist traps.

mikthestick
February 9, 2012, 04:58 PM
Little I can say that has not been said. Picture 3 would be what a retiring British officer would buy. Bullet loops are slow and tricky at times. A bullet pouch would finish it of lovely. :D

rdstrain49
February 9, 2012, 05:35 PM
My product line is already too big for an old retired guy. Great idea, but for someone else to do.