Author Topic: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals  (Read 8058 times)

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8098
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 17
Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« on: August 02, 2010, 12:34:17 PM »
I was watching The Professionals the other evening. Lee Marvin wears a belt with two buckles and a widened center section with something stamped on it. Does anyone know if this belt was totally Hollywood or does it have some historical basis? I've been tempted to make one for my WB outfit but only if it is something that existed. If it did in some form, I may want to copy an original. So far, I've not been able to turn up anything on it. This would indicate there never was one of that type. Here's a photo that shows the buckles on the sides but the center section is not visible in the shadows.


      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Chaa Duu Ba Its Iidan

  • Very Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 51
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 12:45:21 PM »
Hi Will,
The photo didn't take; will your please give it another shot?

I think I know what you are talking about and if so, I can help you out with some info.
Chaa Duu Ba Its Iidan

NOPE!  I looked and I cannot tell from the tiny photo I found and my attempt to enlarge it is too blurred to tell anything see below.

Chaa Duu Ba Its Iidan

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8098
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 17
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 12:51:08 PM »
Here it is as a jpg. Thanks, Chaa. You can see the two buckles above the gun belt.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Chaa Duu Ba Its Iidan

  • Very Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 51
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 01:03:56 PM »
Will, I can't tell what Lee has going on there, but this one I fixed is a little clearer, anyway.

Well, let's see....if I can get the right photo, in the right size to be accepted, we can see it here.... ??? :o :-\
Chaa Duu Ba Its Iidan

Offline Kid Terico

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1404
  • I,m to small to turn the other cheek.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 01:06:16 PM »
Marshal I,m made a couple rigs like that but I copied the idea from other pictures I ran accross   like that in books. It was spaghetti western. KT

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #5 on: Today at 02:46:48 AM »

Offline Sir Charles deMouton-Black

  • THE ANCIENT SUBSTANCE ENDURES - ALL LESSER PROPELLANTS SHALL FIZZLE
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 6063
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 49
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 01:16:56 PM »
There is an example in PACKING IRON, from Mexico.  I'm not at home at the moment to check, but its near the back of the book.
NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Offline Chaa Duu Ba Its Iidan

  • Very Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 51
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 01:32:51 PM »
Sir Charles is right.  On page 130 of Packing Iron is the Mexican embroidered gun rig.  The two buckles are for adjustment on either side of a large, oval or circular stamped/carved leather medallion.  I have not noticed feature before in that photo.   The leather medallion, with chapes on either side, with buckles attached, fasten to two billets on either side of the cartridge belt.  The leather medallion, with billets on either side of it, fasten to two  buckles on either end of the cartridge belt. Interesting!
Chaa Duu Ba Its Iidan

Offline GunClick Rick

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 10066
  • Scudders all of yas~
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 03:10:56 PM »
I was the model for the Burt Lancaster part,they always charged me 30,but i always left with 40 ;D BABY!!

You gonna make a rig like Marvin wore?I was watchin the movie Pauncho Villa the other day,with Antonio Banderas,good movie..
Bunch a ole scudders!

Offline Kid Terico

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1404
  • I,m to small to turn the other cheek.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 04:00:13 PM »
Clicker didnt I make you one with two buckles KT

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8098
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 17
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 06:23:24 PM »
That's the ticket. I've been through PI several times looking for something and totally skipped over the one on page 130. The era is exactly right, 1910-1920. That settles it, I'll have to make one to complete the outfit. I don't recall seeing any bullet loops on Marvin's rig. Probably because he had his 1911 (or 1910) Colt Auto on it with a double magazine pouch centered at the back. His Colt DA was on the other belt. I'll have to reverse the pistols since I'm right-handed. No bullet loops since it is intended for magazines. I'll post the finished rig here. Thanks for all the help, pards.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #10 on: Today at 02:46:48 AM »

Offline Sir Charles deMouton-Black

  • THE ANCIENT SUBSTANCE ENDURES - ALL LESSER PROPELLANTS SHALL FIZZLE
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 6063
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 49
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 06:30:31 PM »
I've seen that style in a movie.    KIRK DOUGLAS wore a derringer behind the frontpiece.

I made a variation of that double buckle system but with four double loops for 12 ga. shells on the front.  NOT historical, but it works.  By changing the front piece I can rig the loops for anything, or leave it w/o loops and decorated.



NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8098
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 17
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2010, 12:13:22 AM »
I made a variation of that double buckle system but with four double loops for 12 ga. shells on the front.  NOT historical, but it works.  By changing the front piece I can rig the loops for anything, or leave it w/o loops and decorated.
I hadn't thought of that. Innovative. Thats a good idea.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline GunClick Rick

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 10066
  • Scudders all of yas~
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2010, 12:22:10 AM »
Clicker didnt I make you one with two buckles KT
[/quot

We talked about doin that on the stingray one.You have made me two with one buckle though ;D
Bunch a ole scudders!

Offline Slowhand Bob

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2519
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2010, 07:18:55 AM »
I made one very similar to this in the late 90s but it was definitely not for cross draw.  The guy wore it for a few years before quitting and I am no longer which commercial maker I copied it from but there is/was one of the big name makers offering this style belt back when.  The downside is for those who use cross draw or any combination pushed towards to the front.

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8098
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 17
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2010, 05:11:34 PM »
This one certainly won't be used for crossdraw. I prefer strongsides, not too far forward. In this case, it will probably only need to hold one pistol, anyway.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Sir Charles deMouton-Black

  • THE ANCIENT SUBSTANCE ENDURES - ALL LESSER PROPELLANTS SHALL FIZZLE
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 6063
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 49
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 06:44:53 PM »
Here is the double chape belt that I adapted from Packing Iron, p.130.  It shows the shotgun double loops mounted, with a second front piece with 12 loops for .38-55 in front.  To the right are my antique Imperial military spurs.  They are stamped MP on the shank.  I'm not sure if they are NWMP, but MP is a common stamp for mountie gear.



NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Offline JD Alan

  • Pistol Packin Parson
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2710
    • New Life Church Website
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 08:19:57 PM »
Somewhat related question: How do you get that line, or indent, mark, call it what you will in the middle of that shell pouch that Sir Charles shared a pic of? I see it all the time: I don't know how to make it happen, but I'd like to. Thanks, JD
The man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.

Offline Sir Charles deMouton-Black

  • THE ANCIENT SUBSTANCE ENDURES - ALL LESSER PROPELLANTS SHALL FIZZLE
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 6063
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 49
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2010, 08:59:03 PM »
Boning.  Use a creaser.  The one I have is nylon with a half round head to make parallel lines.
NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Offline JD Alan

  • Pistol Packin Parson
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2710
    • New Life Church Website
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2010, 09:37:11 PM »
Thanks Sir Charles, that was going to be my course of action, but it's nice to know from someone who's done it that it works. That's a good looking belt all the way around. JD
The man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.

Offline Johnny Dingus

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 300
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Lee Marvin's Belt in The Professionals
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010, 10:35:50 PM »
Well guy's here is a picture of an old Hollywood holster that has two buckles.  It was on a site with all the old Hollywood holsters of the cowboy stars.  This one was used by character actors.

Anyway hope it is what you are looking for.

Johnny Dingus
Spittin Lead and Packin Steel

Not Looking for a Fight but not Runnin Either

Shootin 45LC Ruger Vaqueros, 45LC USFA
Sass 70597  Yeah they count that far
Rat 285
USFA CSS 166

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2020 CAScity.com