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What time period are your holsters/rig?

1860-1869
8 (28.6%)
1870-1879
12 (42.9%)
1880-1889
4 (14.3%)
1890-1899
1 (3.6%)
Hollywood/Modern
3 (10.7%)

Total Members Voted: 28

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Offline Marshal Will Wingam

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What time period are your holsters/rig?
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:21:28 am »
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« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 09:28:38 am by Marshal Halloway »

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 10:44:00 am »
I like to try and stay early in my leather gear.
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 11:13:13 am »
I like the Wolfs Ears post Civil War half flap holsters and web/Mills style belts. My favorite belt is a web forager with sg and rifle loops. Very comfortable.
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 12:06:34 pm »
It depends on the gun, and what mood I'm in. I never studied on holsters, so everything is interpretive. I do tend to use Al Stohlman's work as a base model for some. I find it is more fun to go on my own path, rather than trying to reproduce somebody else's.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 02:24:42 pm »
Thanks to Marshal Halloway for finding this. Since my post is the first, I must have started it at one time but sure don't remember doing it. You must have had to dust it off a lot. ;D

At any rate, my rig(s) fall in around the period after the Civil War with cartridge conversions, 1870-1879.


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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 02:26:29 pm »
I'm kinda all about the place ....be twix 1870 - 1898

Mostly 1870-79 ... but I have leather for my SAA circa SpanAm w/ web belt
Punitive War leather for my 1911
and WW1 (original) for my recent aquired 1917 Luger.


I do not own nor desire the first busquardo drop holster , or any Tom Threepersons style's
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 02:30:24 pm »
Photos of your rigs would be great if you have any.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 05:37:48 pm »
I could either blow up the place with pictures, or let you see the stuff already on my website. www.smokewagonleather.us .

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 11:07:43 pm »
My favorite sort of splits two categories. I prefer 1890ish but range all the way from mid 70's to turn of the century. I also make some that fit into early 20th century but stay away from the hollywood stuff.
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 07:35:17 am »
I'm with CQ.  Way to many items to show here.  Better off with my web site.

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I can't help it, I like most everything.  However, my favorite time periods are the California Gold Rush era and the 1875-1885 period.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 10:34:41 am »
Nice site Buck, nice work :)

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 11:14:39 am »
Thanks CQ.  Looks like you have some nice items, also.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 02:27:12 pm »
Thank you Sir, I'm just faking it. Really. Someday I will figure it out, hopefully before my eyes and fingers give out completely  ;D

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2019, 06:40:07 pm »
I started this business in 1978.  Hard to believe I've been doing this full time for the past 41 years.  I still love it, even though my fingers are sore and my eye sight has gone down hill, so I know what you mean.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2019, 09:30:23 pm »
I do Zoot Shooting, which is Prohibition Era, so my stuff would be considered Modern I guess.
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2019, 11:39:23 pm »
I do Zoot Shooting, which is Prohibition Era, so my stuff would be considered Modern I guess.
Are there any pics of your rig you could post?

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2019, 05:31:42 am »
I use an analogy to describe my leather holsters


" I can fabricate a pretty good sandwich from scratch, but sometimes just want to go to a great SUB shop !

so that said....

Here are some examples: 

my version of a Belly Gun holster....
and 2nd a one off commissioned holster from a very talented fellow.

Then there is my version of western 1911 rig

and second a pair of another very talented and great friend.

All are quite tasty IMHO  :)

 
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2019, 07:02:28 pm »
I like the 1/4 flap with the leaf motifs.
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2019, 07:42:34 pm »
I like the 1/4 flap with the leaf motifs.
And the pistol in it. :D

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2019, 07:01:11 am »
mine are all slimjims circa 1860s, but am currently making a cross-draw slimjim (so sort of 1860s).   Making for a friend who also shoots 1860 Colt.  He wanted a matching set and it is in progress, need to measure him for the belt, and then finish a belt pouch as well.   The design are adapted versions of a Main and Winchester.   They dye is my chestnut brew.     Trading the holster set for bag of leather and a Hoppes double barrel pistol from the 70s.   It was in pieces and needed work but all good now.

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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2019, 09:51:59 am »
And the pistol in it. :D

This was the inspiration the original Capt. Schaeffer

 
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2019, 10:02:42 am »
Love those slimjims, Mo. My rigs are the same style although I've not tried a crossdraw one. Maybe I will one of these days. Those percussion pistols are fun. What is the story on the pepperbox?

Major, you really captured the essence of that Capt. Schaeffer holster. Nice job, there.


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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2019, 11:58:30 am »

Mine are all a cross between Hollywood Interpretations of holsters and Thel Reed style of "fast draw" holsters.  Sort of a California Slim Jim with a muzzle forward Cant,  cut to expose the trigger guard.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2019, 12:15:41 pm »
Yeah, I am a slimjim fanatic (come to think of it, I like the slimjim beef sticks).   The pepperbox is a Spanish replica from the 70s as well.  It was sold as "Gold Rush Pepperbox" it is a 6-shot 22 caliber cap and ball.   I picked it up at an estate sale.    I am a sucker for pepperboxes too after John Wayne's description of them in Rooster Cogburn.    You can find them on line occasionally and I almost bought one on Gunbroker a few years back, but I am very Caveat Emptor when it comes to getting on line.  This one was in the box with all the pieces and honestly does not look like it had been fired, so I could not resist.  Now, it needs a nice holster sewn into my vest for all those card games.
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2019, 03:25:59 pm »
Love those slimjims, Mo. My rigs are the same style although I've not tried a crossdraw one. Maybe I will one of these days. Those percussion pistols are fun. What is the story on the pepperbox?

Major, you really captured the essence of that Capt. Schaeffer holster. Nice job, there.

I can only take credit for the seed of the idea,  plagiarizing the original in concept then deferring to a true leather smith to bring it to reality....   

Tiz better looking still in person  :)
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