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I'm looking for two holsters for my 6" Model 29-3 S&W.

First and foremost, I'd love to find a GOOD quality full flap, lined leather holster for it, and second, a good old fashioned concealable leather shoulder holster.
(No, I don't PLAN to carry it concealed often, but I'd like to have the option just for the S&G of it.)

The full flap I dream of, is convertible to either strong side hip for walking or crossdraw for sitting in a tree stand, it has one of those old purse tyle closures, I have no idea what you call them, but it's the kind with a retangular key that fits through a brass boss in the flap, then you turn it and it "locks" the flap down.

Ideally, this would be in a nice old natural tan, with that great "glow" that only good leather will give you, with enough boning that it looks nice, but none of this ultra severe stuff that's so popular today.

Anyway, I'm not asking for much am I?
Anyone have any clues where I should look?
TIA.
 

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Well said!
I'd be interested in one as well...I'd like it cross-draw and angled so that the stocks are at a natural angle and an easy back-fisted draw is achievable...

I'd like another w/flap for strong side, I think there's a maker that has a design that's adaptable, if not available already.

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I would reccomend you contact Mark Garrity
@610-558-6069
[email protected].
I have dozens of Mark's holsters in a lot of one-off combinations
and over the years Mark has made me items like palm pilot carriers, cell phone holsters, ASP baton IWB holders, flap holsters, steering wheel holsters for driving asignments, and even a concealable shoulder rig for an HK Socom pistol and an HK MP5K. Almost all of these items have been in shark or exotic skin, but I am sure he will make them in the leather of your choice.
 

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In case you are still looking, I have a leather flap holster for the 6-inch 629 with the short underlug like the 29. I had it made and kept it when I sold the gun because it seemed to be of such high quality. It is a canted crossdraw, designed to be worn on the left side. It has a snap, but could probably be converted to any other kind of fastener. L
 

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Here is another holster option for you from Wild Bill's.



"Our full coverage Field Flap Holster affords exceptional protection for your firearm. Pictured here with a Lew Horton Limited Edition Smith and Wesson .44 Magnum, this rig is a fine addition to your field gear. Options are belt width, finish, strong side or cross draw. The Field Flap Holster is available for all full sized pistols and revolvers, including the Taurus Raging Bull and Desert Eagle .50 pistols, for $95.00 + $5.00 S&H."

See their web site at: http://www.wildbillsconcealment.com

DD

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well dammit.

I had a nice long post in reply written to you guys but the forums ate it when I tried to post it, so let me just say thanks for the input, I appreciate it and I'll follow up on some of the suggestions.
 

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Just a thought on full flap holsters: For my use, I wrote them off some years ago since rain just follows the flap and blowing dust/sand still seems to get in. Went to a shoulder rig or a crossdraw for most woods use varied with a strong side rig depending on what I'm doing and whether a shoulder arms is carried.... generally a well built, secure concealment duty rig. Protection comes from being tucked in close to the body and from a vest or jacket over the piece. Did use an old SD Myers half flap rig for a 5-inch N-frame for a while but like most flap holsters, it didn't bring the weapon in close enough to the body for long term concealability.

That being said, if you're dead set on a full flap, you might try the newly reopened Alfonso Pineda or, I seem to remember, a fellow in Alabama by the name of Thad Rybka.
 

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Hey there I know that Steve Schafer over at Raftersgunleather.com has built the exact holster you describe . They are really beautiful holsters . the ones I saw were in Sharkskin and very nicely executed . He builds for wheelguns and autos . Very good for hunting ,
 

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Thanks guys, fortunately, I haven't gotten around to making the purchase yet, I was still dawdling around looking for the one that's "just right."
I'll look into your suggestions.
Thanks again
 

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I can't help you with the flap holster but I do occasionally carry a Colt Python with a 6' barrel with a Bianchi X-15 holster and it's realitively comfortable.
 
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