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Old May 28, 2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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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.
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Old May 28, 2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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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.

I was planning on running an extra line of 6-8 swtitches
You're not talking about a second line, just double stitch in order to trap the existing stitches. This may not work out as you planned and if your new stitches won't match the old, it will stand out like a wart on your nose. I might suggest restitching the whole thing. ....

Be Safe !!!
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