Updated: Nov 14
Holstorians have long known of a collectible holster sold by Wolf & Klar, the TX gun dealer that served the likes of Jelly Bryce and Jerry Campbell of Oklahoma City P.D. and then the F.B.I. from 1934. What we didn't know was the MAKER of said holster.
Thanks to an FOH, we do know now who made it and have confirmed the deduction that it was not just called a Mexican holster, but was made in Mexico (construction details):
Feel free to speculate why it was called the T LAP. To what end?
The holster appears in W&K's 1930 catalog and the company is well known for its special runs of 1930s S&W revolvers in the N frame. So we'll think of the holster as "1930s", OK?
Read all about the evolution of today's gunleather during the 20th century in the second edition of my book, published 2022 and available at www.holstory.com .