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Default Bucheimer Clark holster fit chart - catalog 1975 & 1956

Never thought there would be a demand for this, but apparently there is. My catalog doesn't show a unified model number chart, so I had to construct one.

This won't post in the same formating that I am entering, but we'll work through that.

PS --- As noted by others, Bucheimer size markings seem to have been changed multiple times. There must have been at least one other, completely different marking system than these two.


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Bucheimer-Clark Holster Fit Chart 1962 & 1975
(More numbers added from 1962)

1 ..... ..Derringer
1HS ....Hi Standard Derringer
1GER ..Derringer, German
2 .......Colt .25 Automatic
2BR ....Browning .25 Automatic
3 .......Colt .32 & .380 Automatic

Break Front holster:

4 .... Colt Police Positive 4”
4S .. Small Frame, 4”
4M .. Medium Frame, 4”
5 .... Large Frame, 4”
6S .. Small Frame, 6”
6M .. Medium Frame, 6”
7 .... Large Frame, 6”


11 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier, 2”
12 = S&W M&P, Combat Master 2”
13 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier 3”
14 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 4”
15 = .25 Automatics, Standard Frame Size
16 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 6”
17 = .32 & .380 Automatics, U.S. and Foreign

22-4 = Colt Diamondback 4”
22 = Colt Diamondback, 2½
24 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 3½ - 4”
25 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 5”
26 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 6”

30 = Walther P.P.K.S.

34 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 4”
36 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 6”
34M = S&W Combat Magnum 4”
36M = S&W Combat Magnum 6”

42 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 2”
43 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 3”
44 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 4”
45 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 5”
46 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 6”

52 = S&W Model 19, 2½

54 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 4”
56 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 6”

62 = Colt Python, 2½
64 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 4”
66 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 6”

74 = Colt Commander
75 = Colt Government Model
76 = Colt Officer Model Match 6”
78 = S&W Mdl. 59
79 = S&W Mdl. 39
80 = Browning Hi Power

84 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 4”
86 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 6”

91 = Ruger .22 Magnum, 6 ½”
93 = Ruger .22 Single Six, 5 ½”
94 = Ruger .22 Bearcat
95 = Ruger .357 Blackhawk, 4 5/8”
96 = Ruger .44 Blackhawk, 6 ½”
97 = Hi Standard Double Nine, 5 ½”
98 = Colt SAA 5 1/2”
98-72 = Colt SAA, 7 ½”
99 = Colt .22 Scout, 4 Ύ”



Shoulder Holster Size/Model Chart - Revolvers

151 = S&W Chief, Colt Det., Charter, 2”
152 = S&W Mdl. 19, Colt Python, 2” 2 ½”
153 = S&W Chief, Colt Det., Charter, 3”
154 = Small, medium, large frame revolvers, 4”
156 = S&W Mdl. 25, 28, 29, 57, 6”, 6 ½”

Shoulder Holster Size/Model Chart - Automatics

144 = Colt Commander
145 = Colt Gov’t .45
149 = S&W Mdl. 39, 59
150 = Browning Hi Power

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Holster number listed by make:

2BR = Browning .25 Automatic
80 = Browning Hi Power

2 = Colt .25 Automatic
3 = Colt .32 & .380 Automatic
4 = Colt Police Positive 4”
22-4 = Colt Diamondback 4”
22 = Colt Diamondback, 2½
42 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 2”
43 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 3”
44 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 4”
45 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 5”
46 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 6”
54 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 4”
56 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 6”
62 = Colt Python, 2½
64 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 4”
66 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 6”
74 = Colt Commander
75 = Colt Government Model
76 = Colt Officer Model Match 6”

11 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier, 2”
12 = S&W M&P, Combat Master 2”
13 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier 3”
14 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 4”
16 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 6”
24 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 3½ - 4”
25 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 5”
26 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 6”
34 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 4”
36 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 6”
34M = S&W Combat Magnum 4”
36M = S&W Combat Magnum 6”
52 = S&W Model 19, 2½
78 = S&W Mdl. 59
79 = S&W Mdl. 39
84 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 4”
86 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 6”

30 = Walther PPK/s

Single Action Revolvers

91 = Ruger .22 Magnum, 6 ½”
93 = Ruger .22 Single Six, 5 ½”
94 = Ruger .22 Bearcat
95 = Ruger .357 Blackhawk, 4 5/8”
96 = Ruger .44 Blackhawk, 6 ½”
97 = Hi Standard Double Nine, 5 ½”
98 = Colt SAA 5 1/2”
98-72 = Colt SAA, 7 ½”
99 = Colt .22 Scout, 4 Ύ”



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Adding partial info for Bucheimer from 1963:


Colt Revolvers

Official Police, Marshall

40 = 4”
50 = 5
60 = 6”

.357 Mag., Trooper, Python

49 = 4”
59 = 5”
69 = 6”

Cobra, Police Positive Spec.

44 = 4”
54 = 5”
64 = 6”

S&W Revolvers

Mil. & Pol., K Series, Combat

45 = 4”
55 = 5”
65 = 6”

.357 Mag., Hwy. Patrolman

42 = 3½“,4”
52 = 5”
62 = 6”, 6½“

.44 Mag.

61 = 6½“

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Default Bucheimer 1956 Fit Chart

Constructed this from Turnerriver's photo post. Some of that was blurry and I found a couple of anomalies that I have changed to what seems appropriate.
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Bucheimer Perfect Fit holster chart 1956

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Plain = 3 digit number ending in 2.
Floral carved = 2 digit number with F suffix.
Add "B" prefix for black.

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COLT AUTOMATICS

102 10F = .25 cal.
112 11F = .32 or .380 cal.
122 12F = .45 GOV’T & SUPER .38
142 14F = .45 cal. 4 Ύ COMMANDER

772 77F = 4 ½ “ WOODSMAN TARGET, SPORT or CHALLENGER
782 78F = 6” WOODSMAN TARGET, SPORT or CHALLENGER
812 81F = 4 ½ “ WOODSMAN MATCH TARGET
822 82F = 6” WOODSMAN MATCH TARGET

COLT REVOLVERS

202 20F = 2” COBRA, DETECTIVE SPECIAL
442 44F = 3” COURIER
442 44F = 4” COBRA, POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL
542 54F = 5” POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL
642 64F = 6” POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL

402 40F = 4” OFFICIAL POLICE, MARSHAL
502 50F = 5” OFFICIAL POLICE, MARSHAL
602 60F = 6” OFFICIAL POLICE, MARSHAL

492 49F = 4” .357 MAGNUM, TROOPER
692 69F = 6” .357 MAGNUM, TROOPER, OFFICERS MODEL MATCH

522 52F = 5” NEW SERVICE
622 62F = 6” NEW SERVICE

432 43F = 4Ό SINGLE ACTION ARMY, FRONTIER MDL
572 57F = 5½” SINGLE ACTION ARMY, FRONTIER MDL
732 73F = 7½” SINGLE ACTION ARMY, FRONTIER MDL

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SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS

232 23F = 2” CHIEF’S SPEC. TERRIER, CENTENNIAL
232 23F = 2”.32 HAND EJECTOR
302 30F = 3Ό” .32 HAND EJECTOR
482 48F = 4” .32 HAND EJECTOR

262 26F = 2” .22/.32 KIT GUN
462 46F = 4” .22/.32 KIT GUN

252 25F = 2” .38 SPEC. MILITARY & POLICE
452 45F = 4” .38 SPEC. MILITARY & POLICE
552 55F = 5” .38 SPEC. MILITARY & POLICE
652 65F = 6” .38 SPEC. MILITARY & POLICE

882 88F = 4” K22, K32, K38 MASTERPIECE
892 89F = 6” K22, K32, K38 MASTERPIECE

322 32F = 3½” .357 MAGNUM
422 42F = 4” HIGHWAY PATROLMAN
522 52F = 5” .357 MAGNUM
622 62F = 6” HIGHWAY PATROLMAN
622 62F = 6½” .357 MAGNUM
832 83F = 83/8” .357 MAGNUM

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HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON REVOLVERS

312 31F = 6” Model 999 SPORTSMAN

282 28F = 2½” 922, 632 BANTAM
682 68F = 4” 922, 632 AND CAMPER
662 66F = 6” 922, 632 AND CAMPER

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HI STANDARD AUTOMATICS

162 16F = 4½” A, HA, B, HB
172 17F = 6Ό” A, HA, B, HB
182 18F = 4½” D, HE, E, HE, SPORT KING, FIELD KING, OLYMPIC, SUPERMATIC
192 19F = 6Ό” D, HE, E, HE, SPORT KING, FIELD KING, OLYMPIC, SUPERMATIC
132 13F = 4½” DURAMATIC
152 15F = 6Ό” DURAMATIC

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IVER JOHNSON REVOLVERS

282 28F = 2½” CADET, MODEL 68, MODEL 555
662 66F = 4” TARGET, MODEL 65, MODEL 68
682 68F = 6” TARGET, MODEL 65, MODEL 68
472 47F = 4½” SUPER SHOT, MODEL 844
672 67F = 6” SUPER SHOT, MODEL 844, ARMSWORTH, MODEL 855

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RUGER

922 92F = 4½” STANDARD AUTO
992 99F = 5” MARK I
932 93F = 6” MARK I
572 57F = SINGLE SIX

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OTHER

302 30F = 3 ½” ALL SMALL FRAME .32 CAL. REVOLVERS

912 91F = LUGER
952 95F = P-38

972 97F = BERETTA .25 CAL
982 98F = BERETTA .32 CAL

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Adding a Perfect Fit holster chart from about 1964:


1 = S&W Chiefs Spec., Terrier, Hand Ejector, Kit Gun 2”

2 = Colt Det. Spec., Cobra, Agent 2”
H&R 922, 929 and Bantam 2 ½”, I J 55-S, 57, 2 ½ “

3 = S&W Mil. & Pol. 2”, Colt Off. Pol. 2”

4 = Colt Pol. ***. Spec., Cobra, 4”, Courier 3”
S&W Kit Gun, Hand Ejector, Reg. Pol., 4” Chiefs Spec. 3”
H&R 922, 929, 632, Camper, 4”, I J 55, 57 4 ½”

5 = Colt Pol. Spec. 5” [Police Positive Special]

6 = Colt Pol. Spec. 6”, H&R 999, 922, 929, 632, 6”, I J 55,57, 6”

7 = Colt Off. Pol., Marshall, Trooper, .357 Mag., 4”
S&W K Series, Combat, Mil. & Pol., 4”

8 = Colt Off. Pol., 5”, S&W Mil. & Pol., 5”

9 = Colt Off. Pol., Marshall, Trooper, .357 Mag., Python, Off. Mod. Match., 6”
S&W K Series, Mil. & Pol., 6”

10 = S&W .357 Mag., Hwy. Patrol., Hvy. Duty, .44 Mag., 4”
Webley .455, 4”

11 = Colt New Service, 5 ½ “ and 6”
S&W .357 Mag., Hwy. Patrol., Hvy. Duty, .44 Mag.,
and other heavy frame revolvers, 5”, 6”, 6 ½”
Webley .455 5 ½”, S&W .41 Mag. 6” BBL.

12 = Hi Standard Sentinel 2 3/8”, 3”

13 = Hi Standard Sentinel 4”, J.C. Higgins 88, 4”

14 = Hi Standard Sentinel 6”, J.C. Higgins 88, 6”

15 = Colt Single Action Army, 4 Ύ”
Ruger Single Six, Blackhawk, 4 5/8, Hi Standard Natchez, Longhorn, 4 ½”

16 = Colt Single Action Army, 5 ½”,
Ruger Single Six 5 ½” Hi Standard Double Nine, Longhorn, 5 ½”

17 = Col Single Action, 7 ½”

18 = Colt Scout, High Standard Posse

19 = Colt Scout Buntline, 9”

20 = Ruger Bear Cat

21 = Ruger Single Six 9 ½”, Blackhawk 10”, Hi Standard Longhorn 9 ½”

22 = Ruger .44 Mag., Blackhawk 6 ½”

23 = Ruger .44 Mag., Blackhawk 7 ½”

24 = Ruger .44 Mag., Blackhawk 10”

25 = Colt Buntline Special .45 Cal., 12”

26 = Foreign .25 Cal. Automatics

27 = Colt .25 Cal. Auto

28 = Colt .32, .380 Auto Walther PP Auto

29 = Colt .45, .38 Super Auto, Colt Commander

30 = Colt Woodsman, Target, Sport, Challenger, Huntsman, 4 ½”

31 = Colt Woodsman, Target, Sport, Challenger, Huntsman, 6”

32 = Colt Match Target Woodsman, 4 ½”

33 = Colt Match Target Woodsman, 6”

34 = All High Standard Automatics, 4 ½”, Whitney .22 Wolverine
Ruger Standard 4 Ύ”

35 = All High Standard Automatics, 6 Ύ”
Ruger Standard 6”

36 = Ruger Mark I Auto., 5 ½”

37 = Ruger Mark I Auto., 6 7/8”

38 = Luger Auto., 4”, 4 Ύ”

39 = P 38

40 = S&W 9 mm Auto.

41 = Colt gold Cup Auto.

42 = S&W Model 41 Auto.

43 = Ruger .22 Mag., 8 3/8”

44 = S&W K .22 Mag., 8 3/8”

45 = S&W .357 & .44 Mag. 8 3/8”

46 = S&W Model 41 5 ½” BBL.

47 = Hi Standard Auto. 5 ½” BULL BBL.

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1968 ad


1967 - Neither the Hank Sloan or the Federal Man are in 1975 Catalog.


1970 - New Federal Man -- One piece rather than sewn on safety strap.


1962 Pacemaker


1971 - New lined Pacemaker


1964 - Revolver speedloader



No. 7 LAPD swivel from catalog 62 (1962??)


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I have some spring clip cross draw Bucheimer holsters with different
codes for fit.

Did Bucheimer discontinue that style of holster in the time period of this
very useful list?

In any case, Thank You for the post.
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Thanks for the post...been trying to ID this one. Apparently it's for a 5" K-frame, but I can't find it anywhere in print. Ever see this one? And it's a lefty, if it matters. Thanks.
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I have this one. Very comfortable.
I've been told it was the type the FBI issued with the 3" Model 13.
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Moderators: This post should be a sticky. This information is probably available nowhere else.
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Thanks for the effort SG-688.
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What's the story with the Towson mark on early Bucheimer holsters?


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Towson, Maryland, I believe. Towson Perfect Fit holsters pre- date
Bucheimer holsters- at least I think so. Don't know if Bucheimer bought Towson or changed the name. How's that for definitive information ?
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While looking through the stack for something else, I found this one. Worth a btt, I think.


1965



...skilled craftsmen block each holster individually over an exact aluminum model of the revolver for which it is intended. Pressure applied at three critical points provides close fit.

Then ... the assured perfect fit, this time using the actual gun itself.

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Someone in another thread, I forget now which one, was asking recently about a chart for Bucheimer's Concealer line of holsters. I haven't seen one yet but I've found that the two-digit number codes listed in the first post of this thread for 1975 under break front holsters correspond with the Concealer codes.

For example, I have a Concealer that's marked BCW-52. Ignoring the BCW (Black Concealer basketWeave?), if I look up number 52 on that list here, it tells me it fits a 2.5" K-frame, which mine indeed does. I've also tested this with a couple others for which I knew the fit and it seems to be correct. I assume this would also work for the Colt codes listed.

This is the set of codes I'm referring to:

Quote:
11 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier, 2”
12 = S&W M&P, Combat Master 2”
13 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier 3”
14 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 4”
15 = .25 Automatics, Standard Frame Size
16 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 6”
17 = .32 & .380 Automatics, U.S. and Foreign

22-4 = Colt Diamondback 4”
22 = Colt Diamondback, 2½
24 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 3½ - 4”
26 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 6”

30 = Walther P.P.K.S.

34 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 4”
36 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 6”
34M = S&W Combat Magnum 4”
36M = S&W Combat Magnum 6”

42 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 2”
43 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 3”
44 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 4”
46 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 6”

52 = S&W Model 19, 2½

54 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 4”
56 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 6”

62 = Colt Python, 2½
64 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 4”
66 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 6”

74 = Colt Commander
75 = Colt Government Model
76 = Colt Officer Model Match 6”
78 = S&W Mdl. 59
79 = S&W Mdl. 39
80 = Browning Hi Power

84 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 4”
86 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 6”
Thanks again to SG-688 for sharing these lists and catalog scans with us.
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Thanks for posting this! I nominated it for the Notable Thread Index in the Lounge.

I've owned this B. C. holster for some time and didn't really know what it was for. I THOUGHT it might be an ankle holster for a Derringer, but didn't have one to try in it. Now I KNOW it's a leg holster for a Derringer!



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Look at the Perfect Fit catalog page. I kinda think this is for "All Small Frame Revolvers, .32 S&W."

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My BW412S belt slide I purchased back in the early 70's.

It's still in beautiful shape and more than servicable. I think I paid around $10 brand new at Herb Phillipson's in Rome, NY. I was stationed at Griffiss AFB at the time.

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SG688, again a great post. I always get a kick out of you"oldtimers" who carried black basket weave "rather than the new improved drastic plastic holsters and guns". For those that don't know, SG688 and I are long time old friends, I am actually senior to him and he and I both carried in black basket weave both S&W's and John Browning's greatest.

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Thank you, Just what I needed.

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Never thought there would be a demand for this, but apparently there is. My catalog doesn't show a unified model number chart, so I had to construct one.

This won't post in the same formating that I am entering, but we'll work through that.

PS --- As noted by others, Bucheimer size markings seem to have been changed multiple times. There must have been at least one other, completely different marking system than these two.

The "Perfect Fit" snap loop holster does not appear in my 1975 catalog.

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Bucheimer-Clark Holster Fit Chart 1975

1 ..... ..Derringer
1HS ....Hi Standard Derringer
1GER ..Derringer, German
2 .......Colt .25 Automatic
2BR ....Browning .25 Automatic
3 .......Colt .32 & .380 Automatic

Break Front holster:

4 .... Colt Police Positive 4”
4S .. Small Frame, 4”
4M .. Medium Frame, 4”
5 .... Large Frame, 4”
6S .. Small Frame, 6”
6M .. Medium Frame, 6”
7 .... Large Frame, 6”


11 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier, 2”
12 = S&W M&P, Combat Master 2”
13 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier 3”
14 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 4”
15 = .25 Automatics, Standard Frame Size
16 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 6”
17 = .32 & .380 Automatics, U.S. and Foreign

22-4 = Colt Diamondback 4”
22 = Colt Diamondback, 2½
24 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 3½ - 4”
26 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 6”

30 = Walther P.P.K.S.

34 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 4”
36 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 6”
34M = S&W Combat Magnum 4”
36M = S&W Combat Magnum 6”

42 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 2”
43 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 3”
44 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 4”
46 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 6”

52 = S&W Model 19, 2½

54 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 4”
56 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 6”

62 = Colt Python, 2½
64 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 4”
66 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 6”

74 = Colt Commander
75 = Colt Government Model
76 = Colt Officer Model Match 6”
78 = S&W Mdl. 59
79 = S&W Mdl. 39
80 = Browning Hi Power

84 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 4”
86 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 6”


Shoulder Holster Size/Model Chart - Revolvers

151 = S&W Chief, Colt Det., Charter, 2”
152 = S&W Mdl. 19, Colt Python, 2” 2 ½”
153 = S&W Chief, Colt Det., Charter, 3”
154 = Small, medium, large frame revolvers, 4”
156 = S&W Mdl. 25, 28, 29, 57, 6”, 6 ½”

Shoulder Holster Size/Model Chart - Automatics

144 = Colt Commander
145 = Colt Gov’t .45
149 = S&W Mdl. 39, 59
150 = Browning Hi Power

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Holster number listed by make:

2BR = Browning .25 Automatic
80 = Browning Hi Power

2 = Colt .25 Automatic
3 = Colt .32 & .380 Automatic
4 = Colt Police Positive 4”
22-4 = Colt Diamondback 4”
22 = Colt Diamondback, 2½
42 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 2”
43 = Colt Detective Spec., Agent, Cobra 3”
44 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 4”
46 = Colt Official Police, Marshall 6”
54 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 4”
56 = Colt O.P. Mk. III, Metro Mk. III, Trooper 6”
62 = Colt Python, 2½
64 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 4”
66 = Colt Python, Trooper Mk. III 6”
74 = Colt Commander
75 = Colt Government Model
76 = Colt Officer Model Match 6”

11 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier, 2”
12 = S&W M&P, Combat Master 2”
13 = S&W Chief Special, Terrier 3”
14 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 4”
16 = S&W Military & Police, Combat Master 6”
24 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 3½ - 4”
26 = S&W .357 Magnum, Highway Patrol 6”
34 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 4”
36 = S&W K22, K32, K38 Masterpiece 6”
34M = S&W Combat Magnum 4”
36M = S&W Combat Magnum 6”
52 = S&W Model 19, 2½
78 = S&W Mdl. 59
79 = S&W Mdl. 39
84 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 4”
86 = S&W .41 & .44 Magnum 6”

30 = Walther PPK/s
Nice chart but they must have changed the sizes at some point. I have a 1920 Colt Police Positive Special 32-20WCF and it fits a P-4 holster. This gun has a 5" barrel and fits fine. The 1928 Colt Police Positive .32 Colt Police CTG ( .32 S&W Long ) has the 4" barrel and has lots of space left over for the barrel. Holster is black leather.
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Thank you for this post - Great info!
Do you have any idea what a B420 "Federal Man" fits?
It's the pre-1975 sewn on strap model.
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I picked up a S&W holster (marked 22 34) some time back at a yard sale for $5.00. It looked like it would fit a 4 inch DA revolver, which it did. It fit my Model 10 and my GP-100.

The other night I was looking at some 1911 holsters and it struck me that many of the older 1911 holsters looked similar to my holster, sure enough, my Springfield Champion (Commander) fits it like a glove and has a certain retro look to it...

However, it hangs more like a duty holster and would not be ideal for concealment except under a coat...
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Thanks for the chart - this kind of info is getting harder to find
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I'm still looking for a reasonably priced Bucheimer catalog to fill in the gaps, since the Bucheimer-Clark line is only the police style holsters.
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I have 2 of the Bucheimer Model 72 basket weave with cartridge loops. Both in good condition, One with Basket weave duty belt. It fits my Ruger Blachhawk 357 50th Anniversary Edition just right. I will sell one if interested, Gun not included !
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This looks like another chart with a marking system that predates the 1975 and 1956 charts. It was posted by Abe Anglin at coltforum:

(Anyone have info on Bucheimer holsters ?)

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I have a Bucheimer holster that I picked up I don't know where.

It is a simple belt loop mount, thumb break, open bottom holster. Stamped on the back "BUCHEIMER" inside a rectangle, beneath that "PMA- 4"

Unless I missed it, I didn't see any model numbers remotely like that in the thread so far. I'm away from home at the moment, but I'm fairly certain that I would have tried my 4" K frames in it to see if they would fit without success. Perhaps a J frame?

Anyways, this thread has left me mildly curious as to what I have here. Thanks to all who can offer any insight.
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Hi.
I am new here but need help.
The Bucheimer holsters PM23 and 32 what pistols fits on it?
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Here's a partial list for 1963

Bucheimer holster fit code:

Colt Revolvers

Official Police, Marshall
4”--------------- 40
5”--------------- 50
6”--------------- 60

.357 Mag., Trooper, Python
4”--------------- 49
5”--------------- 59
6”--------------- 69

Cobra, Police Positive Spec.
4”--------------- 44
5”--------------- 54
6”--------------- 64

S&W Revolvers

Mil. & Pol., K Series, Combat
4”--------------- 45
5”--------------- 55
6”--------------- 65

.357 Mag., Hwy. Patrolman
3½“,4”--------- 42
5”---------------52
6”, 6½“ --------62

.44 Mag.
6½“ ----------- 61
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Thank you TMcB.

I typed out the list for easier reading. The addition of the .41 Magnum would date this one around 1964.

The Perfect Fit holster codes appear to be unique to the Perfect Fit line of holsters.

Note that Turnerriver's 1956 chart had different numbers for Colt and S&W revolvers but this one shoves both into the same size holster. Perhaps not so perfect any more.



1 = S&W Chiefs Spec., Terrier, Hand Ejector, Kit Gun 2”

2 = Colt Det. Spec., Cobra, Agent 2”
H&R 922, 929 and Bantam 2 ½”, I J 55-S, 57, 2 ½ “

3 = S&W Mil. & Pol. 2”, Colt Off. Pol. 2”

4 = Colt Pol. ***. Spec., Cobra, 4”, Courier 3”
S&W Kit Gun, Hand Ejector, Reg. Pol., 4” Chiefs Spec. 3”
H&R 922, 929, 632, Camper, 4”, I J 55, 57 4 ½”

5 = Colt Pol. Spec. 5” [Police Positive Special]

6 = Colt Pol. Spec. 6”, H&R 999, 922, 929, 632, 6”, I J 55,57, 6”

7 = Colt Off. Pol., Marshall, Trooper, .357 Mag., 4”
S&W K Series, Combat, Mil. & Pol., 4”

8 = Colt Off. Pol., 5”, S&W Mil. & Pol., 5”

9 = Colt Off. Pol., Marshall, Trooper, .357 Mag., Python, Off. Mod. Match., 6”
S&W K Series, Mil. & Pol., 6”

10 = S&W .357 Mag., Hwy. Patrol., Hvy. Duty, .44 Mag., 4”
Webley .455, 4”

11 = Colt New Service, 5 ½ “ and 6”
S&W .357 Mag., Hwy. Patrol., Hvy. Duty, .44 Mag.,
and other heavy frame revolvers, 5”, 6”, 6 ½”
Webley .455 5 ½”, S&W .41 Mag. 6” BBL.

12 = Hi Standard Sentinel 2 3/8”, 3”

13 = Hi Standard Sentinel 4”, J.C. Higgins 88, 4”

14 = Hi Standard Sentinel 6”, J.C. Higgins 88, 6”

15 = Colt Single Action Army, 4 Ύ”
Ruger Single Six, Blackhawk, 4 5/8, Hi Standard Natchez, Longhorn, 4 ½”

16 = Colt Single Action Army, 5 ½”,
Ruger Single Six 5 ½” Hi Standard Double Nine, Longhorn, 5 ½”

17 = Col Single Action, 7 ½”

18 = Colt Scout, High Standard Posse

19 = Colt Scout Buntline, 9”

20 = Ruger Bear Cat

21 = Ruger Single Six 9 ½”, Blackhawk 10”, Hi Standard Longhorn 9 ½”

22 = Ruger .44 Mag., Blackhawk 6 ½”

23 = Ruger .44 Mag., Blackhawk 7 ½”

24 = Ruger .44 Mag., Blackhawk 10”

25 = Colt Buntline Special .45 Cal., 12”

26 = Foreign .25 Cal. Automatics

27 = Colt .25 Cal. Auto

28 = Colt .32, .380 Auto Walther PP Auto

29 = Colt .45, .38 Super Auto, Colt Commander

30 = Colt Woodsman, Target, Sport, Challenger, Huntsman, 4 ½”

31 = Colt Woodsman, Target, Sport, Challenger, Huntsman, 6”

32 = Colt Match Target Woodsman, 4 ½”

33 = Colt Match Target Woodsman, 6”

34 = All High Standard Automatics, 4 ½”, Whitney .22 Wolverine
Ruger Standard 4 Ύ”

35 = All High Standard Automatics, 6 Ύ”
Ruger Standard 6”

36 = Ruger Mark I Auto., 5 ½”

37 = Ruger Mark I Auto., 6 7/8”

38 = Luger Auto., 4”, 4 Ύ”

39 = P 38

40 = S&W 9 mm Auto.

41 = Colt gold Cup Auto.

42 = S&W Model 41 Auto.

43 = Ruger .22 Mag., 8 3/8”

44 = S&W K .22 Mag., 8 3/8”

45 = S&W .357 & .44 Mag. 8 3/8”

46 = S&W Model 41 5 ½” BBL.

47 = Hi Standard Auto. 5 ½” BULL BBL.
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Bucheimer - Clark 1960's

Single Action Revolvers

91 = Ruger .22 Magnum, 6 ½”

93 = Ruger .22 Single Six, 5 ½”

94 = Ruger .22 Bearcat

95 = Ruger .357 Blackhawk, 4 5/8”

96 = Ruger .44 Blackhawk, 6 ½”

97 = Hi Standard Double Nine, 5 ½”

98 = Colt SAA Frontier, Great Western, 5 1/2”

98-72 = Colt SAA Frontier, Great Western, 7 ½”

99 = Colt .22 Scout, 4 Ύ”
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From the bargain bin - a B32-13W Sheriff. 13 indicates a 3 inch Chiefs Special.







A J frame is loose in this one.

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Three inch DS?


Really great holster
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I have this one. Very comfortable.
I've been told it was the type the FBI issued with the 3" Model 13.
That's correct. I have the same holster...
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Really great holster
I had the same thought. Perhaps mis-marked .. or a little sag after 40 years.

Although I knew the Sheriff / Lewis pattern holster from TV and movies in the 60's and 70's (see Dragnet) it was unknown in this area.

The spring-post holster, however, was ubiquitous, and - like the Sheriff / Lewis, as likely to be worn straight draw as cross draw. (See Blue Bloods.)

Based on this one ... to my surprise ... I'll commit heresy and say that the spring-post is a better holster.

Here's a Clark marked 002. Size or model number? More mystery added to the Bucheimer saga.





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