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Old November 29, 2021, 10:00 PM   #1
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First Try At An Avenger Holster For 1911

I've been playing with leather again and decided to make an Avenger style holster for my 1911 22. I had plenty of 4 - 5 ounce leather so I made my form using that. Next time I'll use 7 - 8 ounce for better stiffness.

I used Neatsfoot oil instead of tan dye that I normally use just to see how it would work. I'm not totally satisfied. The oil didn't cover consistently and took forever to dry.

I form fitted the holster in a vacuum bag which really helps. When it wa done I used TanKote to increase the shine and to add a little bit of stiffening to the holster. The gun stays put when on my belt.
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Old November 30, 2021, 10:52 AM   #2
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Nice work!!
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