Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CraigC, Oct 24, 2022.
designs so popular in the 19th Century. The
sewn on front loop allows for a stiffer leather
@CraigC ? That is simply stunning!
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!!
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.
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.
@CraigC has posted pictures of a new old-west holster set.
....most excellent, as always CraigC.
You're a master craftsman.
PS: I'm still getting compliments on the cross draw Slim Jim you made for my S&W 2000 Schofield. (smiley face goes here)
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.
Your Dodge City double rig is most definitely artwork in leather times two!
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