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Title: A family treasure comes home
Post by: jackelope on September 19, 2020, 03:42:22 PM
About 18 years ago my grandfather passed away. He left my stepdad his Colt Diamondback .22 revolver. To me, my grandfather is/was the greatest human being that has ever walked this planet. This gun was probably my favorite gun that he owned. Iím not gonna lie, it going to my stepdad was not my idea of awesome :chuckle: . Anyway fast forward 18 years. My stepdad was up for a visit last weekend from Arizona and he brought the gun. Gave it to me. Said he always felt like I should have had it back then, and now he was making it right. I was speechless. Original box still there even.

Side note Iíll be shopping for a right handed holster for it soon. My pop was a southpaw so the holster it came with wonít work for me. If anyone has any suggestions, Iím all ears. Iíd like to stick with something leather that fits the gun. No plastic, kydex etc.

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Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Tenkara on September 19, 2020, 03:45:37 PM
Awesome.
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Post by: Katmai Guy on September 19, 2020, 03:47:30 PM
That's awesome Jackalope! Congrats. 
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Post by: huntnfmly on September 19, 2020, 03:48:01 PM
Very cool thank you for posting and sharing
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Post by: hawks33 on September 19, 2020, 03:52:53 PM
Hitting my feels with that, very cool
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Post by: Igor on September 19, 2020, 03:54:22 PM
Awesome revolver.  That is a great story, and two thumbs-up to your stepdad.
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Post by: greenhead_killer on September 19, 2020, 05:12:52 PM
Thatís pretty sweet! Glad your step dad made the right call after all this time.
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on September 19, 2020, 05:25:59 PM
Very cool.
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 19, 2020, 05:36:20 PM
Beautiful gun Josh, happy for ya! 
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Post by: actionshooter on September 19, 2020, 08:46:13 PM
Excellent story!  Very nice gun also... everyone has a gun they regret selling and that is one of mine.   
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Post by: Dan-o on September 19, 2020, 10:15:33 PM
VERY COOL!

I was heartsick when my grandpa's Browning A5 got sold to a family friend before I was even told it was being sold.
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Blacktail Sniper on September 19, 2020, 10:17:30 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: fowl smacker on September 19, 2020, 11:19:12 PM
Sweet!  It's nice to hear happy stories with all the crap going on in the world right now.
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Post by: jeffro on September 19, 2020, 11:50:22 PM
Sweet pistol
Left hand holster works if you wear it on your 6, for concealment
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Widgeondeke on September 20, 2020, 12:12:32 AM
SAWEET!!!

CONGRATS
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Post by: b23 on September 20, 2020, 12:28:54 AM
I'm not that big on revolvers but there is something about 4in Colts that just look cool as hell to me and that one is no different.  Very cool story and sweet looking piece!  :tup:
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Post by: bearpaw on September 20, 2020, 05:40:50 AM
Congrats on getting the revolver Josh, that's a family treasure for sure!
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: 300rum on September 20, 2020, 06:46:53 AM
Don't buy a pre-made holster, spend the money and have a custom made holster, it's worth it.  Make sure that you leave the trigger guard open on the holster, it just looks better.   :tup:
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: jackelope on September 20, 2020, 08:11:20 AM
Don't buy a pre-made holster, spend the money and have a custom made holster, it's worth it.  Make sure that you leave the trigger guard open on the holster, it just looks better.   :tup:
Thanks. Any suggestions on someone who makes a good one?
 
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: jackelope on September 20, 2020, 08:12:25 AM
Thanks for all the good words. Happy to have it home with me. I canít wait to try and shoot some grouse with it. My grandfather wouldnít want it sitting in a safe.
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: b23 on September 20, 2020, 11:34:53 AM
Don't buy a pre-made holster, spend the money and have a custom made holster, it's worth it.  Make sure that you leave the trigger guard open on the holster, it just looks better.   :tup:
Thanks. Any suggestions on someone who makes a good one?

Not sure if he makes style you'd be interested in but Kramer makes some really nice stuff and it's very durable.  Wasn't for a revolver but he made me a holster for my HK P7M8 20+ years ago and it still looks new.  His prices aren't cheap so be prepared for a little sticker shock but his stuff is very well made and he's in Wa.
https://www.kramerleather.com/
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Pegasus on September 20, 2020, 12:30:28 PM
I bot a nice leather holster for my 686 from this guy four years back on Ebay. Quality stuff at a reasonable price. Goes by "holsters82". I don't see any thing listed right now but looks like he is still around...give it a few days until he lists something and you can ask him about a holster for your treasured piece.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on September 20, 2020, 01:39:49 PM
What a great surprise! Depending on what style of holster, I have two Galco holsters and they're great. John Bianchi makes some nice western-style holsters that I would think about if I had a wheel gun, but I have no first-hand knowledge of his work.
http://frontiergunleather.com/index.php
https://www.galcogunleather.com/
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: jackelope on September 20, 2020, 01:43:58 PM
Thanks, gents!
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Post by: Russ McDonald on September 20, 2020, 03:44:41 PM
DNA Leather in Enumclaw.  He has made a custom leather for my S&W .45 and one for my M&P Sheild.  He will make exact ti yiur specs and what ever you want on it.  https://m.facebook.com/DnALeather.WA/
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Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Russ McDonald on September 20, 2020, 03:54:53 PM
DNA Leather in Enumclaw.  He has made a custom leather for my S&W .45 and one for my M&P Sheild.  He will make exact ti yiur specs and what ever you want on it.  https://m.facebook.com/DnALeather.WA/
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Forgot to says good on your step dad.  There is one regret for me.  When my dad passed.  My brother and split the guns up.  His dad our grandfather was in Germany in WWII.  He brought back a Mauser 8MM sniper rifle and a Luger.  The   8mm was my brother's first deer rifle so of course it went to him.  I really wantes that Luger but I felt that both the 8mm and luger were a matching set so it went to my brother.  Long story short someone stoled the luger and a judge from him.  He figured it was someone his daughter knew because there was no break in.  Having guns in the family and keeping them in the family is a good thing.

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Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: jdb on September 20, 2020, 04:32:16 PM
Great gun and story!!! I look forward to grouse pictures! Iíve had really good luck with simply rugged holsters
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Post by: Blacktail135 on September 20, 2020, 06:27:59 PM
 Great outcome! There is a veteran owned leather outfit in Lake Stevens. Wife showed me some pictures last night on facebook. Saw a dark chocolate basket weave that is beautiful. I happen to be one of Gods gifted few (lefty  :chuckle:) and I too need a quality holster (2) that "fits" the look for my revolvers. I don't know if it's ok to post a facebook name on here but you can pm me for it.
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: jackelope on September 20, 2020, 06:39:22 PM
Feel free to post it. Iíll probably hang onto this southpaw holster just because it was my popís and I also donít think it was anything fancy. Iíll take a look into that veterans group.  Likely thatís where Iíll start my search. Hopefully itíll end there too. Thanks.
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Blacktail135 on September 20, 2020, 06:53:43 PM
 Whew.....finally found it. It's Jennings Leather on Facebook.
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Blacktail135 on September 20, 2020, 07:08:34 PM
Better info.......it was posted on Sedro Woolley Trading Post-Buy/Sell/Trade facebook page by Jason Jennings. Might be one of those sites that you have to be a member.  :dunno: Jennings Leather on facebook doesn't look to be too active. Nice challenge that you have!
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: 300rum on September 21, 2020, 07:21:36 AM
I would have a conversation with Ron Wilson Custom Leather, look him up.  I have seen some of his leather work, I'm not sure if he would do a holster though? 

Don't buy a pre-made holster, spend the money and have a custom made holster, it's worth it.  Make sure that you leave the trigger guard open on the holster, it just looks better.   :tup:
Thanks. Any suggestions on someone who makes a good one?
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: Fl0und3rz on September 21, 2020, 08:16:08 AM
Cool!  Congratulations.  Give Simply Rugged a look.  They have a lot of nice semi-custom leather made to order.
Title: Re: A family treasure comes home
Post by: RB on September 21, 2020, 10:39:02 AM
Thats awesome!