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Dodge City double rig

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CraigC, Oct 24, 2022.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Sixgun Nut

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    The holster is basically a copy of the first one I made from this pattern. Turned out real nice. Took some effort to make the colors match. Probably should've taken some with the loops loaded but I was in a hurry to get it out the door.

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  2. Y-T71

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    That is simply gorgeous!
     
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  3. UncleEd

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    Nice approximation of the original one-piece
    designs so popular in the 19th Century. The
    sewn on front loop allows for a stiffer leather
    no doubt.
     
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  4. Riomouse911

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    Man! You really make amazing things for us to oogle and drool over. Another masterpiece!

    Stay safe.
     
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    How much would you charge to make somebody one of those rigs @CraigC ? That is simply stunning!
     
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    I found how to make the emjis come up so here you go. :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    :what::what::what::what::what::what::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: That is Museum quality work. I have never seen better. I'm guessing possibly you have a collection of older, classic holsters? We would love to see some of them!!
     
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    Stunning.
     
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  9. tactikel

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    An art masterpiece. You are gifted.
     
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  10. Roverguy

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    Holy crabcakes! Between the pistols and the leather, this is so NSFW :D
     
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    Awesome.
     
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  12. CraigC

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    Thanks all, for the kind words! :)


    A double rig like that is in the neighborhood of $480 plus tax and shipping. Right now I'm having a hard time getting good hides and have had to pause my custom orders.


    I actually don't. Most of my leather is from the last 20yrs or so. I have several pieces from Chuck Burrows, a couple from Will Ghormley and Rick Bachmann and a bunch from El Paso Saddlery.

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  13. UncleEd

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    Perhaps one of the most interesting 19th
    Century holsters and made in the last one
    is the so-called Texas Jock Strap.

    The wonderful Purdy Gear made such a rig.

    And very notable, movie star Gary Cooper
    wore one in such films as Along Came Jones,
    Vera Cruz, High Noon and Man of the West.
    This holster was coupled with a plain no bullet
    loops belt which he wore through many Westerns.

    Very sensible rig as a townie could be well
    armed with his Colt and 6 or 8 spare rounds
    in a vest pocket, actually easier to get at
    and use if a reload ever was needed
    which was doubtful to never.
     
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  14. CraigC

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    The only vintage holster I have is a floral carved George Lawrence Texas Jockstrap. I need a picture of it.
     
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    WOW! Those are unbelievable!
     
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  16. Armored farmer

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    I always get excited when I see @CraigC has posted pictures of a new old-west holster set.
    :what:
    ....most excellent, as always CraigC.
    Well done!
    You're a master craftsman.
     
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  17. .45Coltguy

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    Wow, beautiful work! Excellent work.
     
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    Craig, if you find a source for good hides I'd be interested in one of your Dodge City holsters for a USFA 4-3/4" single action. Send me a PM if such a thing is possible down the road.

    Dave

    PS: I'm still getting compliments on the cross draw Slim Jim you made for my S&W 2000 Schofield. (smiley face goes here)
     
  19. CraigC

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    I'll have to double check Ghormley's pattern pack to see if they go that short on that pattern. It 'may' have to be made for a 5.5".

    The S&W's make for some of the best looking holsters possible.
     
  20. LOLBELL

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    You do some purty work Craig.
     
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    CraigC

    Your Dodge City double rig is most definitely artwork in leather times two!
     
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