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Old 15th February 2018, 01:32 AM   #1
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Just picked up this holster for way less than the cost of a beer and a bar meal. The leather is sound though some stitching is missing and the embroidery is somewhat faded.
I have seen these attributed to Ottoman Turkey, Dalmatia(Albania) and the Caucasus, though I am not sure which region this one belongs to.
The pistols did not come with it (I had to provide those) and I have a question about the placement of these in the holster. I have seen illustrations of them placed in both ways shown, though mostly side by side rather than opposing.
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Old 15th February 2018, 10:15 AM   #2
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Here a picture of a mameluke with a very similar holster for two pistols side by side
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Old 15th February 2018, 10:22 PM   #3
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Very nice.
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Old 18th February 2018, 06:09 PM   #4
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Hi Stu

Wish I had seen that holster first LOL Congratulations - and what a buy !!
Maybe I'll find one in Baltimore (?)

Most of these double frog holsters seem to have both a shoulder strap and a belt loop to carry in either fashion. Since most people are right-handed it would make sense to carry the pistols with the butt stocks positioned in the same direction, for the quick second shot. Just my opinion.

If it were mine, I would probably repair the stiching, but not go much further. Maybe a good quality leather cleaner/softener would help. But I don't know what it would do to the coloered, decorative stiching on the front. Go carefully.

By the way, there should be some stiching down the middle of the holster to keep the pistols from touching one another. Maybe it's come loose ?

Again. great find. These are difficult to come by without the pistols in them.
I'm still looking.

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Old 19th February 2018, 12:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments Rick.
I agree that any further repair/restoration other than the stitching would not be a good idea.
I have now done that, and replaced one of the buckles which was missing. The central stitching to separate the pistols is present, and the reason the barrels are touching in the pic is that I pushed them in too far. Also the loop for attaching to a belt is present also.
Some new pics attached.
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Old 25th February 2018, 04:20 PM   #6
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Hi Stu.

Nice job. Yes, the stiching looks much better. I'm hoping to have one of these soon. Been looking for a long time.

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Old 26th February 2018, 08:47 PM   #7
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Hi Stu.

Nice job. Yes, the stiching looks much better. I'm hoping to have one of these soon. Been looking for a long time.

Rick

I beat the gun a bit posting the pic of the stitching. Here is the "finished" job. I do not intend to go any further, but I do think it looks a bit better with the 3 lines of stitching done, even though it looks a bit rough. Better than just a row of holes!
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