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Old 04-03-2019, 10:48 AM
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Vintage Milt Sparks Gurus Step Inside Please (question about an oddity)

So I acquired this very odd Boise marked summer special. It is commander length but check out the photos. It appears to be covered with some sort of nylon. Now normally I would think someone has modified it however the stitching appears to be original like this holster was built this way.

Anyone know if this was ever an option?

Edit: Per Milt Sparks this may be a rare “Summer Special 3” which was only offered a very short time.








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Old 04-04-2019, 09:29 AM
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Pretty cool piece of the history puzzle!
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Markwell. Must be very uncommon indeed as no one seems to remember it haha. I’d love to find out what year it was originally offered.

Unfortunately I do not own any commander size 1911s so I will probably move it along shortly.
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:56 PM
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It was called the SS-3 and It would have been one of only a couple dozen made in the mid-ninety's.

The first one, was requested by, and made for a guy that spent a lot of time in the tropics. The body material is a urethane backed cordura, laminated to the leather shell with wader repair adhesive.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:21 PM
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Never seen one before, but I like it.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:48 AM
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If you decide to sell it, please let me know. It would make an interesting addition to my collection.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:44 AM
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It was called the SS-3 and It would have been one of only a couple dozen made in the mid-ninety's.



The first one, was requested by, and made for a guy that spent a lot of time in the tropics. The body material is a urethane backed cordura, laminated to the leather shell with wader repair adhesive.


Thank you Mr. Kanaley! I appreciate that information that’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for taking the time to share.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:57 AM
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It was called the SS-3 and It would have been one of only a couple dozen made in the mid-ninety's.
It seems like an interesting and probably worthwhile design.

Do you know why there were so few constructed? Cost, popularity, difficulty of construction?

Did the Heritage model replace it for those that needed the moisture protection?
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Old 04-08-2019, 05:16 PM
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Barnstorm;

I have sent the funds to you. Your message inbox is full. Let me know how to get my shipping info to you, please.
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:39 PM
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Received the holster today and it is in pristine condition. It looks brand new. Thanks for a smooth transaction.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:19 AM
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It was called the SS-3 and It would have been one of only a couple dozen made in the mid-ninety's.

The first one, was requested by, and made for a guy that spent a lot of time in the tropics. The body material is a urethane backed cordura, laminated to the leather shell with wader repair adhesive.
Very cool.....for a hot environment.
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