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Old April 4, 2008, 08:03 PM   #26
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I don't go to THR. Looks like he does pretty good work tho.
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Old April 4, 2008, 08:06 PM   #27
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Very good work. here is a link to his web site.
since you dont go THR

http://www.geocities.com/bigbadgun56/
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Old April 4, 2008, 08:26 PM   #28
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Those are probably what he wants/needs, as they are what is called a California pattern holster, which would have been made by some of the very very early leather shops in and around San Francisco.

River junction makes some nice holsters, but again, they advise that, after you get them, that you wet form them. Hey, if ya wanna get by for $25, that is what you are going to have to do. If you want it to come to you custom, then the price is going to go up accordingly.
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Old April 4, 2008, 09:17 PM   #29
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I don't shoot CAS or anything, but it would be nice to have the holster at least "kinda" period appropriate. And I don't mind working a bit to fit it to the gun. But in the end it's really just for wearing around camp for maybe 10 days a year, so I don't think I'll be gettin' a custom one made.

I almost ordered a Slim Jim a few minutes ago, but I'm going to Hawaii next week and don't want it sittin' on the porch.
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Old April 4, 2008, 09:25 PM   #30
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ok price wise its still good to go with big bad guns. he charged me 30.00 delivered on mine. price wise its about the same. Just made for what you want. Im going to be getting a black rig for my 1851's. Totally custom. i am having some grips made with scrimshaw of a grim reaper. going to have big bad gun do something similar on the outsides of the holsters. his prices are really good. if you guys are interested in getting a holster you should either call him or email him first. top quality leather and they look really good.
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Old April 5, 2008, 04:48 AM   #31
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I've just ordered a rig from Big Bad Guns for my 1858 with 2 spare cylinder pouches, said that he's goin out of town & will be back on the 14th & he'll start on mine then..
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Old April 8, 2008, 07:40 PM   #32
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once he starts it usually takes about a week to get them he is fast
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Old April 9, 2008, 03:09 PM   #33
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Raider,
Please post your delivery time if you gat a chance. Thanks...
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Old April 9, 2008, 05:42 PM   #34
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No probs my friend..
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Old April 13, 2008, 09:29 PM   #35
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I've just recieved an email that he is back & wants me to give him a call, so I'll be talking to him tomorow "as soon as I find out exactly where he is at so I don't call him too early or late."
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Old April 13, 2008, 09:31 PM   #36
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east side. in your area. im in California. he was always a few hours ahead of me. I have to call him myself. He was on vacation. i need him to make me a set for my 1851's
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Old April 13, 2008, 09:43 PM   #37
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Have you had a chance to shoot that steel framed 51 yet...
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Old April 13, 2008, 10:15 PM   #38
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Sure have shoots really good. i took it completly apart. you took really good care of that. the insides were pretty well cleaned and kept up. I cast my own. so far i have had some pretty good success with .452 with goex 24 grains. i was gonna try .454 but .452 seems to cut a full circle lead ring. Kinda nice to have 4 .44 bp guns at the range. Every one seems to be attracted to them. Especially when i take out MR. WALKER
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Old April 22, 2008, 10:23 AM   #39
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I'm filling my Cabela's cart with some fly fishing supplies for my June trip and I just added this to the cart for my 58 Remington.

Cabela's Slim Jim

They even offer it for 5 1/2" barrel lengths. I think it will suit my purpose, but I'll hold off on checking out in case one of you folks might tell me why it's not a good idea.
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Old April 22, 2008, 04:09 PM   #40
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It should do fine for what you want it for. Oklahoma Leather isn't the best in the world. It will get limp and the mouth will start to fold over after time. At least the double rig I had did.
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Old April 22, 2008, 04:21 PM   #41
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Thanks, Hawg.... I was waitin' for you to weigh in. I'll give 'til tomorrow morning and if nobody talks me out of it, I'll go ahead and submit the order.
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Old April 22, 2008, 08:38 PM   #42
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Grym:
That is a fine holster for the money & the intended purpose that you want it for, maybe keep well oiled will help it from rooling the top like HH said..
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Old April 22, 2008, 09:32 PM   #43
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I would think oil would make it get softer quicker. I think Oklahoma Leather is chrome tanned and not much you can do with it.
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Old April 22, 2008, 09:52 PM   #44
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Ah, well it was a thought..
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Old April 29, 2008, 09:31 PM   #45
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Raider did you ever get one from BIG BAD GUNS.
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Old April 30, 2008, 04:07 AM   #46
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I ordered it, just awaiting for it to come to me..
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Old May 2, 2008, 03:16 PM   #47
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you need to post some pics when you get it
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Old May 14, 2008, 09:23 AM   #48
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I received the Oklahoma Leather California Slim Jim from Cabela's yesterday. Those who claimed the leather is soft are correct and it will likely pose a hindrance to holstering. It was listed as fitting 4 ¾” and 5 ½” barrels and my 5 ½” just peeks out the bottom. The quality appears to be reasonable and overall, while maybe not so good for CAS, the holster seems like it will suit my needs (walking around camp for a couple weeks a year). Now I’ll try and fit it to the gun.

Maybe I'm gonna need a cartridge belt now?

Thanks all my BP pards.
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Old May 14, 2008, 09:55 AM   #49
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Glad you've gotten one.

I'm still waiting for mine, I've heard that he's hurt is foot so he's been laid out for a bit, no probs....
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Old May 14, 2008, 04:24 PM   #50
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Maybe I'm gonna need a cartridge belt now?
Cabela's sells a belt with either a C.S. or U.S. buckle that's decent quality for the money.
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