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What time period are your holsters/rig?

1860-1869
7 (26.9%)
1870-1879
12 (46.2%)
1880-1889
3 (11.5%)
1890-1899
1 (3.8%)
Hollywood/Modern
3 (11.5%)

Total Members Voted: 26

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Offline Marshal Will Wingam

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2019, 11:58:19 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.
It sounds like you found a good one with that pepperbox (you like pepperoni, too?). A 22 cal cap and ball sounds like an interesting item. I didn't know they made such a thing.

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  :)

You got a great little rig there. I like new representations of old leather items. There are a few cool old holster designs I intend to copy one of these days. All I need is to devote the time to it.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2019, 12:11:16 am »
I am partial to the Slim Jim style holsters. I have a pair I made for my Uberti 1860 Colt replicas. 

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2019, 09:42:20 am »
Really fine work, Steve. That incised carving is beautiful.

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2019, 12:53:02 pm »
Personally, for my SASS persona I am using my mid-19th Century non-standard cavalry rigs (Millet-Fechet strong side) with a slim jim cross draw for the "off" side. But, I make anything from the late 1840's through about 1910, except for the 96x-series hunting and field rigs.
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2019, 05:08:35 am »
Steve75, which tool did you use to incise the design on your slim jims?

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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2019, 09:51:13 am »
Skeeter, your work is beautiful!
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Re: What time period are your holsters/rig?
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2019, 11:34:13 pm »
Thank you Marshal.  :) 

Skeeter, I used a swivel knife with a hollow ground 1/4" blade.