1858 Holster !!!! love it

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  1. Mark_Mark
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    I’m not into bulky drop holster, my gun belt is the stiff velcro linings of my Comp belt from USPSA. Very light weight, and infinity adjustable and very stiff. Been wearing them for years.

    anyways, this 8” gun will be my woods or BBQ gun. and I’ll probably get a 51 or 60 RM in .45C for my left side & my 1873 10mm for my right side!
     
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    Neither did Matt Dillon!!!
    BUT they are the ones I drew my Mattel Shooting Shells from as a kid so they are MY kind of holster!
    Long-live the drop Buscadero holster!
    I really wanted one with the knight chess piece but never got it! :(
    Childhood Tragedies - Rosebud!

    This one hangs pretty low:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Owens
    but maybe a photographer's prop???
    Some more guys who liked to have some space to clear leather:
    https://truewestmagazine.com/low-slung-guns-invention/
    The Inventor???
    https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1011543/
     
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    Drop holsters are great if you're not doing living history or reenacting unless you're reenacting a 1930s to present day western.......... ;)
     
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    Gunsmoke still had four more years to run when this picture was taken.
     
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    biker transitioning into a cowboy? NICE

    we all had our rough pass!
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I rode my Harley dressed like that!
     
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    Heck Yeah!!!! Glory Days

    bet you got stories
     
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    I rode my Harley like a cowboy transitioning to biker. :p Owens cut the belt flap loose from a regular holster and cut slits in it so it would hang below his double row cartridge belt.
     
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    Best part is I still have the gun. The gunbelt and holster burned in my house in 1978.
     
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    I rod my Triumph with a huge 8x10 camera a tripod strap to it. Shot film back then, Now I shoot bullets!

    Funny story was, I got out of college, got a nice job, went to the dealership and ask them to put it back of my truck. Dealer goes, you don’t know how to ride do you son. I said Nope, but one way to find out.
     
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    Still do only it's not a true 1873 clone. It's a kinda/sorta lookalike. The action is nothing like a Colt. No half cock notch. Opening the loading gate allows the cylinder to turn for loading. The old three screw models had a half cock notch.
     
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    Oops, had to lose the pics because this is BP. It was a 1967 3 screw.
     
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    You can load it with BP.... I will accept your pics...
     
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    Watch a clip of Sammy Davis JR. playing with a 7-1/2” SAA sometime. That little guy was deadly. (And he let the Rifleman kill him…)
     
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    One of my all time favorites, three screw Ruger 4-5/8” 357. Just about a perfect field pistol.
     
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    I like the shorter guns too! practicing my spinning into the holster
     
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    I just ordered the one on the right for my cattleman.
     
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    Haha I’ve never learned that! But when I was younger I used to divide a lot of time between my pickup and a saddle and a short (5.5” or less) barrel is awful handy. These days I’m behind a desk or in the pickup and something shorter than even that is pretty convenient!
     
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    Yep, it makes for a really nice companion for hiking around the backwoods!
    YzBLssa.jpg
     
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    and look good at same time… nothing worst than someone getting dress up and open carrying a Springfield Plastic with Grip Zone. They conceal those guns for a reason… They UGLY! lol
     
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    you’re going to like it! I did trim off a touch of the leather for a more tapper re-holstering. But that’s me, I like the pistol to drop right in without effort!

    post photos when you get it!
     
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    I did that when I was young with 8 inch guns. I was pretty good at it too. I also did twirling and live fire.


    You should get a set like these.

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    Or this

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    Or like this for your 58.

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    Or even this.

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