Order one for the Super Blackhawk. That is the frame size of the original Vaquero.
I appreciate that clarification but I can't seem to currently find a Super Blackhawk .44 mag with 5.5" barrel in any leather paddle anywhere on the internet.Order one for the Super Blackhawk. That is the frame size of the original Vaquero.
I just searched EPS and they do not currently offer a leather OWB paddle holster for either the old model vaquero or the new super blackhawk in .44 mag with 5.5" barrel.El Paso Saddlery
Simply Rugged Holsters.I just searched EPS and they do not currently offer a leather OWB paddle holster for either the old model vaquero or the new super blackhawk in .44 mag with 5.5" barrel.
That looks like a nice holster you got but the difficulty I'm having is finding a leather paddle holster, like the one in the amazon listing I included with my question. I just searched Simply Rugged's website and didn't see any paddle holsters listed.Should be easy to find a holster. The original Vaquero is same frame as the large frame NM BHs and SBHs. If you go the custom route, you specify the barrel length when ordering. Like Simply Rugged holsters.
Here is one of mine.
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Side note, no such thing as Old Model Vaqueros. The Vaqueros are all New Models. There is the New Model original Vaquero and the New Vaquero. Old Model means pre-1973 three screw Rugers.
I just looked at the available options listed there and the option for Blackhawk 44 is included with Colt 45. I find that a bit confusing because the research I've done states that the original Vaquero frame size was larger than the SAA Colt 45. Also, that option doesn't clearly specify whether the Blackhawk 44 is a magnum or special. I understand that both 44 cartridges are the same size but it was my understanding that only the 44 magnums are built using the larger frame to be able to handle the power of the more potent round. Or did I get the wrong information?If you go to that same company's (MASC) web site they offer this for 5 1/2" .
Leather OWB Paddle Holster with Retention Strap For Revolvers – MascHolster, LLC
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