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Updated: May 21, 2023

This one will be updated often, and the updates won't appear at the beginning of the post; but rather in category then date order.

PDFs represent the tiniest fraction of my holstorical holdings that instead are nearly all JPG images, for ease of visual searches for, say, the appearance of a particular model in a company's catalogs. The PDFs are only useful to me because they c/b word-searched. For example my catalogs are complete for most makers back 100 years but are not in PDF form so not shared here, that w/b crazy with 30,000 files that include newspaper appearances, business filings, obituaries, etc.


Books:

1944 gun digest
.pdf
Download PDF • 46.04MB

1952 gun digest
.pdf
Download PDF • 59.96MB

1953 gun digest
.pdf
Download PDF • 59.76MB

1954 askins gun digest (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 11.45MB

1966 gun digest
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.63MB

1984 holster & other by combs (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 11.45MB

1984 holster & other by combs (2)
.pdf
Download PDF • 8.16MB

Articles:

1932 AR
.pdf
Download PDF • 10.60MB

1953 02 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.81MB

1954 askins gun digest (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 11.45MB

1955 goerg shoulder holster (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 25.87MB

1955 05 guns (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.72MB

1955 askins ah
.pdf
Download PDF • 9.08MB

1956 askins gun digest (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.14MB

1959 03
.pdf
Download PDF • 5.81MB

1960 03 thell reed
.pdf
Download PDF • 5.04MB

1960 Keith, Elmer On Combat Quick Draw Guns 2-60
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.08MB

1966 07 askins (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.96MB

1970 herrett (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.03MB

1972 holstein
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.65MB

1976 AR
.pdf
Download PDF • 5.21MB

1978 8 sparks (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 11.03MB

1980 perkins interview
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.63MB

1986 arganbright roundup
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.79MB

1986 concealed
.pdf
Download PDF • 573KB

1989
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.75MB

1978 8 sparks (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 11.03MB

1991 schmidt
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.61MB

1992 sparks
.pdf
Download PDF • 37.75MB

1993 arganbright roundup
.pdf
Download PDF • 4.28MB

1993 man at arms
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.57MB

1997
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.66MB

1998 arganbright roundup
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.18MB

2013 11 ballistic testing
.pdf
Download PDF • 491KB

2013 metcalf (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 8.38MB

Catalogs:

Myres -

1925 el paso (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 61.93MB

1931 myres (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 10.01MB

1938 myres (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 13.05MB

1940 myres only saddlery (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 16.89MB

Bianchi -

1962
.pdf
Download PDF • 7.41MB

1967 (2)
.pdf
Download PDF • 4.85MB

1969-70 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 9.93MB

1976-77 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 10.16MB

Colorado & Hunter -

1947ish no. 3
.pdf
Download PDF • 23.51MB

1958-9 hunter
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.26MB

1961 hunter
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.89MB

1968 hunter
.pdf
Download PDF • 7.14MB

1970 hunter
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.46MB

Sparks -

1988 sparks includes 1987 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 17.92MB

1997 sparks (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 9.43MB

Wolfram and Colt's -

1957 Colt's
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.26MB

1960 Colt's
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.47MB

1961 Colt's
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.69MB

1967 11 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 38.65MB

1970 colts (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.49MB

Berns-Martin -

1963 elberton (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.08MB

Heiser and Keyston -

13 heiser 1909 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 7.42MB

32 heiser 1939 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 22.08MB

35 heiser 1942
.pdf
Download PDF • 164.56MB

103 keyston 1976
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.14MB

107 keyston NV 1986 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 16.97MB

Hume and Herrett's -

1963 herretts
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.53MB

1963 hume
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.66MB

1972 hume
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.88MB

1973 hume
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.92MB

1976 hume (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 34.64MB

Galco and Jackass -

1979 04 jackass (1)-compressed
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.60MB

Safariland -

1967 & 1968 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.75MB

1971 safariland
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.24MB

1975 safariland
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.30MB

Bucheimer companies -

1951-1981 jmb ads
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.40MB

1971 1 (2)
.pdf
Download PDF • 13.58MB

1975 m15 delete
.pdf
Download PDF • 17.98MB

1976 bucheimer (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 8.49MB

Safety Speed -

2000 no clamshells only forwards (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.23MB

Andy Anderson -

1969 catalog (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.71MB

Alessi -

1980ish alessi
.pdf
Download PDF • 547KB

1997 alessi (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 29.75MB

Roy Baker -

1977 baker (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.09MB

1976 baker (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 17.55MB

Bruce Nelson -

1986 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 8.69MB

Seventrees -

1969 color
.pdf
Download PDF • 10.94MB

SNICK -

1970s snick brochure (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.69MB

Rogers -

1982 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.63MB

Gunleather Patents -

There are hundreds of seminal patents but here I've only posted those I've on hand. Few people including lawyers can 'read' a patent; for example, the 1929 patent to E.E. Clark (see that year below) is only for the offside attachment of the shoulder holster harness and is not 'directed' to the invention of the holster itself; which was 'in the prior art'.


1945 ohlemeyer US2396118
.pdf
Download PDF • 388KB

1953 gaylord US2765968
.pdf
Download PDF • 345KB

1955 US2758762
.pdf
Download PDF • 356KB

1932 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 347KB

1932a (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 350KB

1925 patent (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 287KB

1934
.pdf
Download PDF • 139KB

1963 US3168972
.pdf
Download PDF • 455KB

1966 US3352467 courtlandt
.pdf
Download PDF • 366KB

1884 patent
.pdf
Download PDF • 5.36MB

1977
.pdf
Download PDF • 508KB

1932 US1876613
.pdf
Download PDF • 358KB

1935 US2001321 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 493KB

1929 patent
.pdf
Download PDF • 332KB

1957 US2917213
.pdf
Download PDF • 619KB

1967 US3420420 assign b-c
.pdf
Download PDF • 540KB

1961 D192364 assign b-c
.pdf
Download PDF • 76KB

1966 US3300109 assign b-c (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 437KB

1964 US3250448 assign b-c
.pdf
Download PDF • 484KB

1962 US3200021 assign b-c
.pdf
Download PDF • 879KB

1978 USD255141 assign tandy (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 132KB

1976 US4062481 assign tandy
.pdf
Download PDF • 578KB

1976 US4079870 assign tandy
.pdf
Download PDF • 579KB

1976 USD247043 assign tandy
.pdf
Download PDF • 159KB

1973 filing bto (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 121KB

1980 filed (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 521KB

1933 US2037132
.pdf
Download PDF • 934KB

1935 US2109232 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 628KB

1975 USD237073
.pdf
Download PDF • 45KB

1933 US1930203
.pdf
Download PDF • 297KB

1975 2 US3865289 boren (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 548KB

1970 US3642183 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 317KB

1970 angell (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 507KB

1953 gaylord US2765968
.pdf
Download PDF • 345KB

patent D264748_Holster[1] 1 piece shoulder
.pdf
Download PDF • 98KB

patent 3938717_Magazine_holder[1]
.pdf
Download PDF • 107KB

patent 3870208_HANDCUFF_CASE[2]
.pdf
Download PDF • 130KB

patent 3583611_HOLSTER[1] strap snap
.pdf
Download PDF • 181KB

patent 3777952 SECURE HOLSTER FOR REVOLVERS
.pdf
Download PDF • 219KB

patent 3777954_CARTRIDGE_POUCH[1]
.pdf
Download PDF • 111KB

patent 3583612_INSIDE_THE_PANTS_HOLSTER[1]
.pdf
Download PDF • 105KB

1972 patent app
.pdf
Download PDF • 593KB

1980 patent app
.pdf
Download PDF • 719KB

Read more in my book titled "Holstory -- Gunleather of the Twentieth Century -- the Second Edition" that is available at www.holstory.com and printed for you/shipped to you in USA.

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