Smith & Wesson Model 649 (Bodyguard)

In this photo the Model 649 is shown disassembled for a complete cleaning. I always use white lithium grease which I believe is the best for stainless steel pistols and revolvers. On all others I use a paste I mix using Birchwood Casey oil and super fine graphite. The Birchwood Casey will not freeze even at extreme temperatures while the graphite keeps the mixture where I want it. With all of the new products out there the oil and graphite mix is probably old fashioned, but it has worked good for me so I am sticking with it.

MIM parts. In this photo a broken pin is observed on the hand of a Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum Revolver. The cylinder would not turn when the trigger was pulled or when the hammer was cocked. If your life ever depends on a MIM part count yourself dead.

MIM Parts.
MIM Parts.


Tom Threepersons Made by El Paso Saddlery

Tom Threeperson's

Tom Threepersons                                                                                     July 22, 1889 – April 2, 1969 Tom Threepersons was a Cherokee Indian. He invented the “Tom Threepersons holster.” He was a lawman and gunfighter, and soldier. In 1916 he served in the U.S. Army and was with Gen. Pershing when he was chasing Poncho Villa in Mexico. At one time he worked for the Police in El Paso, TX. where this holster was made.