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Who owns a Western Rig?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Rockrivr1, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. dickydalton

    dickydalton Member

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    I bought this Lawrence holster back in about 1969. The belt I got about 4 years ago. I still have the original belt but being smaller in cartridge loops (357 vs 45 Colt) and me increasing in waist caliber, I can't wear it anymore. This holster fits this New Vaquero and my 1967 Blackhawk well. DSC00016.JPG
     
  2. bannockburn

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    dickydalton

    The George Lawrence Company made some mighty fine (and practical too), belts and holsters back in the day. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. dickydalton

    dickydalton Member

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    And,,,,,,,,,,,,, they were affordable!
     
  4. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    Nice rig!

    Took a pic of my rig with the El Paso canvas belt the other day.
    I almost match...
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  5. theotherwaldo

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    I've handled a few late 19th-early 20th century holsters and gun rigs. Almost all were mostly canvas with brass or iron details. I heard from many old-timers that contact with leather will corrode steel and brass far more than will contact with canvas or cloth. One leather holster even had a glued-and-stitched flour sack liner.

    I've made a few holsters in these styles and they served me well, although none would ever be called beautiful
     
  6. bannockburn

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    You've got a couple of nice rigs there! I like the horse too!
     
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  7. Corpral_Agarn

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    She gets to biting, sometimes, but still the best mount I have ever had.
     
  8. MichaelS.

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    I have a number of rigs, most by El Paso Saddlery. A wonderful company/products, and they were actually making gear during the era represented. Yes, the business is just that old.

    Hey, if they were good enough for John Wesley Hardin, they are good enough for me. ;)
     
  9. el indio

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  10. Crunchy Frog

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    Add my vote for Paul Combest's work; he is the owner of Reddog Leather. There are a couple of companies with the same or similar name; Paul's is the one with the eBay store. I've purchased three different rigs from Reddog over the years; I think the quality and design is as good as some of the holsters put out by some larger companies at a very fair price. What you see in the store are samples of his work; he can make just about anything.

    The problem with most of the cheap holsters (and even with some of the expensive ones) is that the leather is thin and too soft. In cowboy action we are drawing and re-holstering on the clock; a holster that collapses is no good.
     
  11. Crunchy Frog

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    You won't see many top shooters wearing the Hollywood holsters that hang way down. The rules for the B Western category require the holstered revolvers to be carried below the top of the gun belt, but that's a small percentage of the shooters in my neck of the woods. Keep in mind that most people wear the gunbelt lower on the hips than the level of a pants belt.
     
  12. Cowhide Cliff

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