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Old 08-25-2019, 11:01 AM
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Vintage Hi Power Gunleather

Some vintage gunleather for the Hi Power. Share and post some images of your favorite HP holsters.

Browning second generation tooled leather holster (mid 1980s)



Vintage Bianchi Askins Avenger

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Old 08-25-2019, 07:48 PM
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Thompson Gunleather, my current carry rig
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:21 PM
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Vintage to me means "old". So here is an old, unknown maker BHP holster I got from Ebay for next to nothing. It does a really good job of holding my gun comfortably. There are faint stamps on the back that leads me to believe this might be an early, Thad Rybka Speed Scabbard.

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Old 08-25-2019, 08:26 PM
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And here is a second holster not made anymore. It is a Ross Leather (South Africa), possibly called a Scorpion. It reminds me of the Milt Sparks Roadrunner. The gun rides high and tight in it. Yes, there is a CCO in this pic, but I normally carry my BHP in it.

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Old 08-25-2019, 10:32 PM
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Some of my stuff from Privateer Leather:

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Old 08-26-2019, 07:38 AM
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Vintage to me means "old". So here is an old, unknown maker BHP holster I got from Ebay for next to nothing. It does a really good job of holding my gun comfortably. There are faint stamps on the back that leads me to believe this might be an early, Thad Rybka Speed Scabbard.


That Thompson I posted is from the early 90s, wish they were still made, they were very well made/fit for the price.

On this "mystery" holster, do you have a pic of the back ?
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:28 AM
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To my eye, the first pic is the nicest, although all the others are nice too (as the trigger guard(s) are covered, something I really prefer).
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:25 PM
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Bianchi #2.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:21 PM
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Vintage to me means "old".
I agree, vintage typically means some age to it and that was my original intent for this thread. That being said, given there is so much kydex, any leather holsters are now considered more "old school" and actually more of a vintage "style". So lets go with gunleather be it with age or not.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:38 PM
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Browning OEM Holsters. From what I can gather, Browning offered these two style holsters for the Hi Power from the 1960s to around 1984.

Carved Border



Basket Weave

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Old 08-26-2019, 04:24 PM
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On this "mystery" holster, do you have a pic of the back ?
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:27 PM
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I agree, vintage typically means some age to it and that was my original intent for this thread. That being said, given there is so much kydex, any leather holsters are now considered more "old school" and actually more of a vintage "style". So lets go with gunleather be it with age or not.
I disagree w/ this hypothesis. Just because an ugly holster is made of the same material as a Jello mold instead of leather, doesn't mean it makes leather holsters obsolete or "vintage". There I no set definition of the age of something that makes it "vintage", but the internet says something has to be at least 20-years old to be vintage.

If anyone wants to look at newer holsters, goto the topic at the top of this page, where we can look at pages and pages of similar-looking Privateer leather.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:17 PM
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I disagree w/ this hypothesis. Just because an ugly holster is made of the same material as a Jello mold instead of leather, doesn't mean it makes leather holsters obsolete or "vintage". There I no set definition of the age of something that makes it "vintage", but the internet says something has to be at least 20-years old to be vintage.

If anyone wants to look at newer holsters, goto the topic at the top of this page, where we can look at pages and pages of similar-looking Privateer leather.
Did not mean to infer leather holsters are obsolete, just that many new leather holsters are based on vintage or older designs.

I forgot about the Privateer thread with new leather holsters. I agree, new leather can post there, lets try to stay true to vintage holsters on this thread.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:52 PM
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I don't think TR made that holster, I've had some mid 90s Rhodesian holsters from him, they marked and stitched completely different. That said, I really like that holster, if you ever want to sell, im your guy.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:33 AM
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For whatever reason, I always picture the BHP in a shoulder holster.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:58 AM
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Another Browning OEM holster. This one is kind of a rare duck...a lefty. Great field holster.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:16 PM
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I always like to look at leather holsters, vintage or otherwise. These are very nice. As for “plastic, whatever blend it may be”, I guess it has it's place, just not on my hip.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:46 PM
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Keep the images coming.

Here is an Oliver Ball holster, probably 1960s or 1970s. From what I understand Oliver Ball was in the Ft Worth police dept and made holsters for Texas law enforcement as well as cadets. I believe he passed in the early 1980's.

Carved leather with thumb break retention strap.

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Old 08-29-2019, 04:46 PM
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Keep the images coming.

Here is an Oliver Ball holster, probably 1960s or 1970s. From what I understand Oliver Ball was in the Ft Worth police dept and made holsters for Texas law enforcement as well as cadets. I believe he passed in the early 1980's.

Carved leather with thumb break retention strap.

I like that!
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:22 PM
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Here's a "new old stock" Minute Man, 90s made so I guess its vintage enough...
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Old 09-02-2019, 02:46 PM
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Getting some nice vintage holsters. Got to have more members out there with nice vintage holsters.

Here is a Bucheimer basket weave

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Old 09-06-2019, 04:35 PM
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Around 30-35 years ago IIRC, I ordered 453 Liberty holsters From Gordon Davis for my Hi Power, Government model and SIG P220. Still have the holsters, and they are still serviceable.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:13 PM
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Hi, here's my favorite Hi Power Holster and my favorite pistol. That's real vintage leather, enjoy, Mike
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:43 PM
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Not sure its "vintage" ...but I have had it for many years.....Bianchi Cyclone 111
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:06 PM
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This is my 1982 era Bianchi 19L and matching magazine pouch. It is still n my EDC rotation.
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