|May 28, 2011, 12:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: June 20, 2009
Holster trimming,some advice needed?
I just bought a '62 PIEITTA .36 Cal Police. Neat revolver however it is built on Pieittas full sized .36 Navy frame and cylinder
The Triple K Holster sold by Cabela's is supposed to fit the gun but reading over the reviews, I noted that replies say that the Holster is actually sized to fit the Remington Pocket model...
I DID locate a nice, functional ( and semi-period correct), holster elswhere in their Catalog. It's also made by Triple K, so it must be good quality as their other produvts are!
The Holster is a Mexiacn, single loop desigh with a "Slim Jim"
The problem is that I'll need to cut the pistol pocket. There is no large back fender behind the pocket. Nice trim design! I'll need to cut about 1 1/2" of material off the end and dead-end stitch it, This should make for a perfect right side, Pistol pocket. I will also need to affix a hammer thong for good gun retentin.
For the low Cabela's Catalog price, this holster was a real bargan!
This will be my FIRST Leather project of any sort and I'd appreciate any lay-out or stitching tips that you all may wish to pass on, OK?
I was planning on running an extra line of 6-8 swtitches to dead-end the thread run at the bottom of the Holster so's the thread dosen't unwind.
I'd appreciate any tips tou might want to pass along.
|May 28, 2011, 01:10 PM||#2|
Join Date: February 16, 2006
Picture might help.
Hard to relate to your project but generally, here is what I do. ....
1) I lay out my new line with calipers/compass and lightly scribe.
2) I follow my scribe line with a star wheel of spur wheel. You will have to determine if the new spacing, matches any of you existing stitches.
3) I use a round pointed punch to punch my new holes.
4) I use a hand stitching Awl for my new stitches. Some folks prefer the two needle stitching method.
5) I terminate my stitches and tuck them into the holdster, to hide them.
Be Safe !!!