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Old March 1, 2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Old West Holsters:

Love these old photos showing the leather that was used in the era. What can you add to the thread???

My particular interest is the period from the civil war until just before the arrival of the metallic cartridge, although all photos of the old west depicting leather are welcome.....
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Old March 1, 2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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Buy yourself a copy of Rattenburys book "Packing Iron".Great pictures of all that sort of stuff.
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Old March 1, 2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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Love the rigs in this photo...
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Old March 2, 2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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After I got into CW reenacting, I always got a chuckle out of Captain Richardsons flamboyant rig Ol' J.E.B ain't got nothing on him

http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org...chardson02.jpg


Great page to sift through pictures and read.
http://pinterest.com/nordacotah/texa...-other-lawmen/

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Old March 2, 2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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Berdanss.. Loved the photo of Captain Richardson, But I do have to ask, Is that a leopard skin...??? Or What material is that made of..

I have to say that if you wear that today some may take that as a bit of a life style choice...
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Old March 2, 2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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It's jaguar skin
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Old March 2, 2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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A big +1 on the book "Packing Iron" - if you don't have it . . . . like gun leather . . . then this book is a "must have". I keep a copy of it in my reference books above my leather working bench. It is usually available on Amazon.com.
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Old March 7, 2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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Yep,

One of many things to pick up when the tax refund rolls in....
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Old March 7, 2013, 02:59 PM   #9
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@ Idaho Mike,

Can you build a double shoulder holster that will hold two 1862 police pistols (the fat 6-shot ones) high enough they won't bang into the holstered pair????
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Old March 7, 2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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I suppose its possible 10851. Im thinking they would have to pretty high up in the ol' armpit. A person could wear 2 crossdraws on the belt a little further forward to help get some clearance for those in the shoulder rig.
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Old March 7, 2013, 06:09 PM   #11
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I LOVE it!!!

Waiting for that tax refund!!!!!
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Old March 7, 2013, 06:18 PM   #12
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Were waiting for one too. A while back I devised a sturdy dual loop system that will allow 4 carry angles (strongside no cant, strongside rear cant, crossdraw no cant or crossdraw forward cant) which may be something to think about. Ive kept one holster with those loops for myself. The forward cant crossdraw is the best position in my opinion with that loop system.
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Old March 7, 2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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Shoulder leather

Had a guy from WA State make this for me for my ROA. It was designed from a picture of "The Pinkertons" chasing Jesse James. I'm right handed, so this hangs over the left shoulder. I personally love it. Have not trimmed the excess off yet but it's designd to fit anyone.



It fits my 58 Rem as well!





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Old March 7, 2013, 07:53 PM   #14
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I am toying with this. I carried a pair of 1911's in a Miami Classic for many years and it was very comfortable, but that's horizontal carry.....
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Old March 7, 2013, 09:59 PM   #15
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How about a dual "Doc Holiday" rig 10851?
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Old March 8, 2013, 12:12 PM   #16
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@ Idaho Mike:

"That's just my game..."

LOL!

Seriously thinking about that!!!
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Old March 8, 2013, 12:36 PM   #17
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IDAHOMIKE

Was just at your website and you really make some fine stuff!



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Old March 8, 2013, 12:37 PM   #18
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Yes he do!!!!
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Old March 8, 2013, 03:25 PM   #19
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Thank you Birch! I am always humbled by folks' compliments.
@10851, for years Ive wondered about a quad Doc Holiday. 2 down around belt level and 2 up closeer to the armpits. Not sure how practical Itd be, but itd look pretty spiffy.
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Old March 11, 2013, 09:33 AM   #20
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I am planning for that sort of thing based on having (4) matching 1862 Police .36's , the belt we originally discussed with double flat-top butt-forward holsters, dual cap boxes and maybe now cartridge loops in the back for an upcoming 1873 Winchester purchase.

Can you sketch your concept????
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Old March 11, 2013, 09:47 AM   #21
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I can do that. More correctly I will have the wife pencil something up and shoot you an email.
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Old March 11, 2013, 11:02 AM   #22
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Wow, Man...That's sweet!
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Old March 17, 2013, 10:17 AM   #23
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Old West Holsters:

Packing Iron is the book to get. I make all my own leather for Cowboy Action Shooting an did these fro my 1858s from a pattern at Tandy Leather by Will Gromney who made the holsters for Brad Pitt's Jesse James movie.
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Old March 17, 2013, 03:17 PM   #24
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Some damn fine leather work gentlemen!
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:16 PM   #25
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Looks like the negative was flipped on the guy with the funny pants.
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