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#1 Sc0rpion

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

This has been done on other forums i'm sure and so any help would certainly help here.

 

How the hell do you fit and wear a Colt 1911 shoulder holster????!!!!! I've got bruises, a hernier and had several nose bleeds with the bloody thing!

 

And I guess if there are any diagrams or pointers for any other Nam kit other folk don't know how to fit or wear then post away!

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:16 PM

Put the holster in hot water leave in for a few minutes and then put 1911 in holster and leave to dry. :)


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

I think he probably means how does it fit to the belt?

Push one end of the wire hanger through a lower belt hole from the back of the belt, do the same with the other...that simple. If the hanger won't allow threading of the wire through the hole, widen the bend in the hanger
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

No no guys, I need to know how the "SHOULDER" holster goes together and fits around yer shoulder! there's straps and bits of leather cord all over the place!

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

I keep reading the heading of this post as 'How to GET sectioned'.......


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

oh ok!!!! :(  :wacko: that's it going back to bed lol.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

Throw strap over right shoulder and sits on the opposite side with the little loop over a belt
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

Throw strap over right shoulder and sits on the opposite side with the little loop over a belt

 

Nope Denn, got bits left over if I do that, i'll throw it in the kit bag and show you next week.......Cant be that hard for Christ sake! I used to work in R and D for head up display units on military aircraft, surely to god I must have a bit missing!!

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:42 PM

There is another type that one goes over your shoulder and another round under that armpit or something.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:47 PM

LT, do you have an M3 or M7 holster?  If is an M3 (which is WWII/Korean War era but perfectly usable for Nam) then its a simple affair in which you place the only strap diagonally across you chest with the holster under/around the wearers left armpit.

 

However if its an M7 holster (Vietnam era onwards) then place the holster under the left armpit, put the shorter strap (which may have a 'leather pad') over the left shoulder and the longer strap around your chest and clip in on the front of the holster.  Here is an old photo of me wearing an M7...

 

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Hope it helps mate.  I'll see if I can find any other photos that are clearer.

 

I have to admit, I started out with an M7 (which was supposed to be an improvement over the old M3) and hated it.  The strap over the left shoulder kept slipping and the chest strap dug in at the back.  I ended up tracking down a black M3 holster to replace it and boy and I glad I did!  Love mine now!

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:02 PM

That's the bugger!!! Cheers Tom!

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:04 PM

No worries LT!


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VIETNAM:  Ia Drang Part 2: Broken Arrow - The Long Walk - Choker - Ho Chi Minh - Overdrive - Battle of the Chuối Gà River - Operation Diamond Head

COLD WAR:  Cutthroat - Black Gold Part 2: Two Faces - Hockwerk - Double Barrel Part 1 - Operation Light House - Battle of the Weser - Gulag - DMZ 84 - The Dark

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VIETNAM:  DorkingNAM Nov. 2009 - DorkingNAM April 2010 - CS 'In Country 8' Aug. 2010 - CS 'In Country 9' Aug. 2011 - DorkingNAM Oct. 2011 - DorkingNAM Nov. 2012 - Operation: Dust Off April 2014 - Operation: Dust Off II May 2015

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:15 AM

I keep reading the heading of this post as 'How to GET sectioned'.......

 

Lol! now you've said it, me too.

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:00 PM

Right just tried to fix my blooper nades. Replaced the o rings and regreased them. Managed to get one to take gas and fire but now none of them will take gas. Seems the top seals have gone! Does anyone know a clever trick to fix them or do I have replace them?

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

Right just tried to fix my blooper nades. Replaced the o rings and regreased them. Managed to get one to take gas and fire but now none of them will take gas. Seems the top seals have gone! Does anyone know a clever trick to fix them or do I have replace them?

 

Cheers, Pope.

 

PM Doc or Marc, i'm not all that with gas stuff.

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:55 PM

The fill valves? Nasty little things.

Some of the better ones can be taken apart and new rings put in
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:17 PM

Interesting will see if they come apart. Its not the rubber round it but the actual valve that doesn't seem to want to take gas....


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:43 PM


What brand are they?

There's an internal seal that goes or sometimes just warps

You running CO2 in them?
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

Don't know what make they are got them second hand when I bought my blooper.

 

Only got green gas at mo.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:01 PM

Not everything is CO2 ready anyway, you down on the friday?
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