Note: All cartridge belts standard with up to 18 bullet loops. Each additional loop available at $1 per loop.
NOTE: ALL OF CHISHOLM’S TRAIL HISTORICAL GUN LEATHER HAS BEEN RESEARCHED AS THOROUGHLY AS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE, INCLUDING PERSONAL VISITS OUT WEST TO ACTUALLY EXAMINE, HANDLE, AND TRACE MANY OF THE ITEMS ON THIS PAGE.
Billy the Kid Collection
#HH- (A) BILLY THE KID ARCH TOP .45
Adapted from the only authentic picture of “Billy the Kid.” Photo shows a drop loop holster with a military throat that covers much of the gun. Design and style common for New Mexico during the late 1800′s. $324.95 for holster and belt.
#HH- (B) BILLY THE KID SMALL FRAME LIGHTNING
Our adaptation of Billy the Kid’s Lightning holster. Pat Garret stated that Billy carried one and there was also one in the movie “Young Guns.” $99.95 with edge groove. Holster with tapered belt and clipped corner buckle. $249.95
#HH- PAT GARRETT
In 1881 sheriff Garrett killed the Outlaw “Billy the Kid.” Pat’s holster has a unique feature that depicts a large oval at the top of the rear of the holster. This was used to put his coat lapel behind to keep it from getting in the way of his quick draw. Our holster is patterned after the original in one of our customers private collection. Garrett wore a 1 ¾” Town cartridge belt with a square Garrison buckle. Set ~ $249.95. Holster alone $99.95
Wild Bill Hickok Collection
#HH- (A) WILD BILL
Wild Bill’s California style Slim Jim holster with early style cut design tooling & military cartridge belt on display at the Buffalo Bill museum in Cody, Wyoming. Originally for a Colt 1851 Navy. Can be sized for any Old West pistol or cartridge conversion. Two holsters, solid brass buckle & belt with edge groove $349.95. With cut tooling ~ $399.95. For lining add $25 per piece.
#HH- (B) HICKOK
(IN STOCK) Hickok’s last holster & military cartridge belt on display at the Adams museum in Deadwood, SD. Originally for a Colt Richards cartridge conversion. Can be sized to any Old West pistol. Two holsters, hand cast, solid brass buckle and belt $349.95. For lining add $25 per piece.
Hickok holsters with full tooling and hand darkened background add $ 99.95 to the above price.
#HH- (C) JAMES BUTLER HICKOK
The famous marshal wore many different holsters in his career. This is our adaptation of the one in the Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Photos on page 88 of “Packing Iron,” by Richard Rattenbury. Normally made to fit his favorite Colt 1851 Navy, but can be sized to fit any other single action pistol. Worn, as usual, with his 1 3/4″ leather belt and silver wreath military buckle. Two holsters and belt $349.95. Also available with one holster. For lining add $25 per piece.
#HH- Colorado Charlie Utter
(IN STOCK) Charlie Utter was a good friend of Hickok’s even before they both showed up in Deadwood. Utter’s S&W Russian revolver is on display also at the Adams Museum in Deadwood. Our adaptation from discriptions of his gear reveals a high top Slim Jim Style holster with a tapered gun belt and a fancy buckle made of nuggets. Buckle available in brass or nickel. ~$299.95
Jesse & Frank James Collection
#HH- (A) JESSE JAMES
One holster & Gun Belt. Adapted from original photos and museum study. Color photo on page 222-223 of Harold Peterson’s book “The Treasury of the Gun.” Holster 9-10 gauge, cut & hand tooled leather. Folded money belt with sewn on billets. Total bullet loops from tongue to buckle. California style buckle included- $399.95. Second holster $179.95.
#HH- (B) JESSE JAMES QUANTRILL RIG
(Coming Soon) Jesse rode with Quantrill in the Civil war. During this time he wore a Colt 1860 Army in a double drop loop, closed toe holster with a 1 3/4″ straight gun belt and a gorgeous engraved silver buckle and keeper. ~$349.95
#HH- (A) Frank James Schofield
Right hand holster for Schofield and tapered 1851 US Garrison buckle belt.- $374.95
#HH- (B) Frank James Remington
Holster & Gun belt. Adapted from original photos and museum study. Holster 9-10 gauge leather. 7 1/2″ barrel California Slim Jim style with edge groove and stamping. Military style gun belt with bullet loops from end to end. Military eagle buckle included. $374.95
#HH- (C) FRANK JAMES LEFT HAND RIG
(Photo Pending) shortly after Jesse James was killed, his brother Frank James surrendered to Gov. Crittendon. At that time he gave his left hand holster to the Governor along with his gun belt held together with a black roller buckle. This holster is an early style Slim Jim and will fit either a Colt Single Action or Remington 1875. The complete set of holster, belt and buckle ~ $349.95 (Our display holster is in right hand).
Indian replicas not made by Native Americans as defined by 2.5 USC & 305 ET SEQ.
#HH- SITTING BULL HOLSTER
Our adaptation of the original holster proven to be worn by the famous Indian Chief “Sitting Bull.” Can be sized for any cartridge or percussion pistol. $124.95 . With 1 3/4″ gun belt and matching stamping, including round brass buckle.$324.95
HH- Geronimo’s Gun leather
This historically correct holster, gun belt , knife and sheath has over 300 spots, 20 conchos, and a sterling silver “Naja” amulet and buckle. Due to the constantly changing prices for Sterling silver the cost will be between $1,700 – $2,000, P.O.R. This rig took us three years to complete and involved personal visits to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to be able to view the actual gun leather in a vault under ground.
HH - General Crook’s Gun leather
Geronimo captured General Crook and took his weapons including his S&W American .44, camp knife and sheath, and cartridge belt including black “Japanned” roller buckle. Holster & belt~ $349.95. Camp knife and Apache studded sheath ~ $ 124.95
HH- QUANAH PARKER
HH - APACHE SCOUT
Numerous Apaches served as loyal scouts for the U.S. Cavalry. They were often issued nickel guns for two reasons. One they looked flashy and nice and the other was that the Apaches were not fond of cleaning up the black powder mess from firing the guns. Nickel plating resisted corosion. Captain Jack had many scouts with him and they were often photographed. Tooled holster, belt and buckle ~ $299.95
IP – INDIAN POLICE
This set was adapted from an original certified Reservation Indian Police rig sold to a back country Colorado pawn shop by an Indian from the reservation. Includes our BJ-34 Indian geometric buckle, lined single drop loop holster with inlaid, solid brass, antique engraved star studs and matching gun belt with alternating stars and large domed conchos. ~ $399.95. Folded Indian large pouch sheath with matching studs ~ 149.95 (knife not included)
SWC – SIOUX WAR CHOKER
Chief Dan American Indian made in the USA. The bone is hand drilled American Buffalo carefully antiqued and countersunk to fit the authentic Czeck glass beads. Deerskin thongs hold this museum quality piece together and the rosette is select genuine rainbow shell. If this is to be worn, measure around the neck to get a comfortable fit. Very limited production ~ $174.95
WBP – WAR BREAST PLATE
Matching war breast plate to the above choker, this large approximately 14″ x 19″ plate is something to behold. Because of the careful construction and countersinking of the beads to the American buffalo bones this plate has very little sag. Our original is held up with only two shirt pins on the wall and is destined for a museum someday. As shown ~ $499.95 plus shipping and handling.
RCWC – RED CLOUD WAR CHOKER
Another authentic old west design by Chief Dan. This countersunk American Buffalo bone is white and soft deerskin thongs hold it together behind your neck. the rosette is select genuine rainbow shell. If this is to be worn, measure around the neck to get a comfortable fit. Very limited production ~ $174.95
#HH INDIAN WARS BLACK FLAP HOLSTER
Conversion holster designed by the U.S. Military to fit S&W Schofield, S&W # 3 (Beretta Laramie) or Colt Single Action Army. Available in 5 ½” or 7 ½” in Black, Right or left side, butt forward or back. Great for old west reenactments or flap field holster for hunting without a toe plug. $149.95. With military 1 3/4″ belt and buckle ~ $249.95 (non riveted design)
Pistol cartridge box is not included but can be ordered separately.
#HH- INDIAN WARS BROWN FLAP HOLSTER
Holster. Same features as the black holster. Used during the Indian and Spanish American Wars. Went up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt. Also available in 5 ½” or 7 ½” in Brown,left or right side, butt forward or back. Non riveted design. Great for old west reenactments or flap field holster for hunting without a toe plug. ~ $149.95. With military 1 3/4″ belt and buckle ~ $249.95 (non riveted design)
Pistol cartridge box is not included but can be ordered separately.
#HH- Early Mexican War Holster
Large Half Flap holster for Colt Walker or Dragoon. Can also be made for 1860 or smaller pistol. With edge groove- $149.95 with edge stamping- $159.95 . With early cut tooling and hand background staining $ 199.95.
#HH ~ CIVIL WAR MILITARY FLAP HOLSTER
Full flap, butt forward holster for the Colt 1851 Navy or Colt 1860 Army. The pattern is from an original and this holster by Chisholm’s Trail is on page 307 of Dennis Adler’s epic “Guns of the Civil War,” available from Amazon books. Can also be made in civilian version without the flap. Holster, 1 3/4″ belt and CSA wreath buckle or USA eagle buckle. In black or brown ~ $274.95. Add $25 for antiquing and distressing.
HH – CIVIL WAR STARR FLAP HOLSTER
A very advanced gun for the Civil War. It came in both single and double action, and was favored by many officers. The pattern is from an original and this holster by Chisholm’s Trail is on page 139 of Dennis Adler’s epic “Guns of the Civil War,” available from Amazon books. Also available in civilian version without the flap like the one worn by William Munny in the western “The Unforgiven.” Holster, belt and buckle ~$274.95. Add $25 for antiquing and distressing.
HH – CONFEDERADO
(Photo Pending) After the American Civil War many Confederate soldiers migrated to South America rather than live under federal rule. They developed their own communities which exist today. They took their arms with them and modified them when needed. This reproduction of an original results in the flap being removed and the belt loop extended for a wider belt and placed on the reverse side allowing the gun to be worn butt to the rear. High re-curved throat and low cut over the trigger guard area provides a very nice look and serviceable holster. Can be sized for any single action. Holster ~ $109.95. Holster and gun belt without bullet loops ~ $124.95. Loops can be added at $1 per loop.
HH-QRH ~ “I RODE WITH QUANTRILL” BELT HOLSTER
(One in Stock) In 1862, Quantrill and his Raiders were sworn in as Partisan Rangers with the Confederates in Missouri. Many famous men rode with him including Jesse & Frank James, the Youngers, and “Rooster,” who later became a U.S. Marshal in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. After the war many of these raiders kept their weapons and gun leather. Holster with lines of tooling will fit all versions of Colt’s Dragoons and Walker. Holster as shown for all Dragoons ~ $109.95. Holster, gun belt without bullet loops, and round brass buckle ~ $249.95
HH-QRPH ~ ”I RODE WITH QUANTRILL” POMMEL HOLSTERS
A pair of the same holsters above attached to a wide pommel strap to go over both sides of the front of a saddle. The hole goes over the wide top of the pommel then buckles so it will not bounce off while riding. Set can be positioned with butts to the front or rear. Measure from the base of your pommel down each side indicating how far down you want the top of the holster to set. Holsters in photo are approx 8 1/2″ from pommel. Set of two Pommel holsters ~ $274.95 Can be ordered with one pommel holster if wanted. Antiquing and distressing as shown adds $25.
John Wesley Hardin Collection
HH – DESPERADO
(IN STOCK) John Wesley Hardin killed his first man at fifteen. His gun of choice was a Colt 1860 Army in .44 caliber. Hardin’s first rig was most likely a closely contoured, edge stamped Slim Jim with a 1 3/4″ gun belt and a long rectangular brass buckle. Set- Holster, belt, cap box, and buckle ~ $299.85. Bowie knife and sheath ~ $249.95. Complete set~ $519.90
HH – DIE BEFORE I’LL RUN
(IN STOCK) For a time Hardin led the famous Sutton-Taylor Texas feud. His next gun rig was for an S&W Schofield in a fold back Slim Jim with six bullet loops stitched on the front and a unique southern buckle. Set- Holster, cartridge belt, and buckle ~ $299.95 (Available with or without bullet loops)
HH – DARK ANGEL (Photo Pending)
Hardin’s most unique gun rig is adapted from our discussion with Leon Metz, who wrote the best biography of John Wesley Hardin’s life. Set includes fringed, billeted gun belt, oval buckle with edge scallops, and a double drop loop holster with edge stamping & flower tooling. ~ $349.95 (In a section of the book it relates how Hardin’s life was spared when a bullet hit this unique buckle).
HH – FOUR SIXES TO BEAT
The very last Hardin rig was his two holster set with holster tooling and brass studs. The belt was tapered with a special flat space for the holsters between the bullet loops. (Original on display in the New Texas Ranger Museum in San Antonio.) Set includes two lined holsters, cartridge belt, and buckle~ $ 449.95
HH – TOM HORN
The famous Lawman, Rough Rider, & stock detective carried a Colt .38 Special in a fast draw fold back Slim Jim holster. He also wore a billeted, folded money belt with rectangular California buckle. Set- holster, gun belt, and buckle~ $299.90 (See our buckle button for the Tom Horn buckle.)
#HH ~ MOUNTED BAT MASTERSON
The historical Bat Masterson rig is much different from the movie cross draw rendition. Lawmen on horseback would often carry as much ammo on their gun belts as possible. Masterson’s belt was a pebble grain, folded money belt style with full bullet loops from tongue to buckle end. His holster was a double drop loop style and Cheyenne, Wyoming made. The complete rig as shown in wet saddle tan ~ $425. Can be made for different guns, barrel lengths, and less decoration for revised price.
#HH- MARSHAL JOHN SELMAN
On August 19th, 1895, Marshal John Selman killed the notorious John Wesley Hardin in a gunfight at El Paso’s Acme saloon. The Marshal was himself killed in a gunfight in 1896. Ironically they are both buried in El Paso’s Concordia Cemetery. Selman was an accomplished gunman as can be seen from his holster design. It had a high back to tuck his coat tail behind, a single drop loop, and was worn high and tight for a fast draw. He used a billeted gun belt with a very popular sway back “Gunfighter” buckle. Holster, belt and gunfighter buckle ~ with edge groove only $299.95. With edge stamping ~ $325, with full floral tooling~ $349.95
#HH- MARSHAL DALLAS STOUDENMIRE
Famous El Paso City Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire was fond of carrying his 3 ½” 1860 Richards conversion in his pocket. However, on horseback he would have toted his Colt in a holster similar to this one based on West Texas museum examples of the same period. ~ $99.95
#HH- BAT MASTERSON
The TV series Bat Masterson rig was cross draw. This holster is a correct copy of Gene Barry’s original that we were allowed to examine. It is on display in the Buffalo Bill Cody museum in Cody, Wyoming. Set includes cross draw holster, a 1 ¾” Town Belt and six bullet cartridge slide ~ $299.95
#HH- LUKE SHORT
This gunfighter wore his gun in leather lined pockets. He did wear a belt holster some of the time, especially when on horseback. This rig was developed with input from Bob Wood the famous Luke Short historian. Note the close contour to the gun and the full access trigger guard. Cross draw holster for 3 1/2″ barrel, 1 3/4″ town belt, and six loop cartridge slide ~ $274.95 (available in regular draw & other barrel lengths)
#HH ~ MARSHAL BILL TILGHMAN
One of the famous “Guardsmen” of Oklahoma, Marshal Tilghman worked out of “hanging Judge” Parker’s court in Ft. Smith, Ark. A friend of Waytt Earp, he came out of retirement in the 1920′s when asked to be Chief of Police and clean up Chromwell, Ok. Tilghman was portrayed superbly in the 1999 TV movie ”You Know My Name.” We visited Ft. Smith and interviewed numerous historians, museum staff, and the wonderful folks at the Ft. Smith National Historic Site to create this authentic double drop loop closed toe holster, gun belt and buckle. His original blue Colt working gun is still on display in the Davis Collection in Claremore, Ok. Bill’s nickel engraved Colt is in the “Boot Hill” museum in Dodge City, KS. Our adaptation of Tilghman’s Holster, cartridge belt and buckle ~ $299.95
#HH ~ MARSHAL HECK THOMAS
(Photo Pending) A contemporary of Bill Tilghman, Marshal Thomas wore a single drop loop holster with full basket weave, a billeted cartridge belt, and buckle. While in Ft. Smith we continued our research & found numerous photos of “Heck” and his gun leather. Holster, belt and buckle~ $324.95
#HH ~ MARSHAL CHRIS MADESN
(Photo Pending) The third member of the “guardsmen, ” Marshal Madsen wore a double drop loop, closed toe holster., a billeted cartridge belt, and buckle. Additional research in Ft. Smith revealed man other photos of “Chris” and his gun leather. Chris was in the Danish army, the French Foreign Legion prior to coming to America. Later he was a “Rough Rider” with Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish American War and later a lawman. Holster, belt and buckle~ $324.95
TEXAS RANGER COLLECTION
A special note of thanks to Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson, Cliff Knappenberger, Randy Edwards, Marshal Steve Carson, Bob Bailey and many others for their personal research into the Texas Rangers for us and their gracious design assistance.
TEXAS RANGER ENGRAVING
We are now offering Texas Ranger engraving on Colt 1911 autos. If you purchase a holster from us we will set you up directly with the engraver who will give you an agreed upon discount. This engraver’s work is world class and will end up in many museums. Photo shows gun “in the white” prior to polishing and bluing.
TEXAS RANGER COLT 1911 GRIPS
After much time searching we have found a craftsman to reproduce the fancy engraved grips the Texas Rangers favored after the turn of the century on their Colt 1911′s. Don’t be fooled with imitations. These are not cast or made from nickel silver and brass. These grips are hand constructed using pure Sterling Silver and “hand engraving.” Guaranteed to fit full size Colt 1911 or Commander grip frames. Both sides have a miniature Texas Ranger badge inletted into the surface. ~ $499.95.
HCR ~ HILL COUNTRY RANGER - Colt 1911 Auto Holster, Double Clip Pouch & Belt set
High top holster covering the trigger guard & securing the gun for rough use. The top tab protects the rear site. Can be made with or with out drop loop. Fits full size Colt 1911 autos. Can be made for the Colt Commander or Officer’s Model. Unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95. With engraved or smooth studs on drop loop add $20. With studs on drop loop and holster body (lining required) add additional $25. Holster as shown $219.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
~ HILL COUNTRY RANGER IN BROWN BASKET WEAVE (Photo Below).
Unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit. Double 45 auto clip pouch secured with nickel or brass Sam Brown studs instead of snaps. With edge groove~$99.95, with tooling~ $124.95. With tooling and studs~ $129.95.Reproduction Company D Ranger badge ~ $29.95. Ranger 1 3/4″ billeted gun belt or 1 1/2″ pant belt with 1″ or 3/4″ tongue and special nickel silver, hand crafted, four piece Ranger buckle set. Edge groove ~ $224.95. With edge stamping ~ $234.95 . With floral tooling or full basket weave~ $249.95. (Special Thanks to Randy Edwards for his inspiration and input on this holster).
COMING SOON- Cast antique pewter finish 1911 Colt grips cast from original WW I diamond checkered walnut pannels. Minature Texas Ranger badge inletted in the middle of each grip between the large diamonds over each screw head. Will fit Colt 1911′s perfectly. Other clones will require some fitting. Several Rangers also carried grips like these in wood. A very high quality grip ~ $99.95. Order yours now. Supply will be limited.
ATR – AUSTIN TEXAS RANGER
When the Rangers moved from horses to vehicles, Texas Ranger Lee Trimble went to craftsman A.W. Brill (1930′s-50′s) in Austin, Texas. With Trimble’s input, Brill came up with a very unique design, made with or without a front drop loop. Many former and current Texas Rangers have his holsters and still use them. This style has an open trigger guard and an angular oval drop loop with a hidden skirt. This holster is donated to the Silver Stars & Six Guns Former Texas Rangers Gala to be auctioned in support of their new Museum. The prototype of this holster for a Colt 1911 Commander will belong to Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson.
Holster unlined with edge groove ~ $134.95. With edge stamping ~ $144.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $174.95. For lining add $24.95. Holster as shown ~ $199.95. Lined and floral tooled gun belt is 1 3/4″ wide ~ $149.95. A Ranger buckle set includes buckle, two keepers, and tip ~ $124.95. Double clip pouch floral tooled ~ $$139.95. Large open top folding knife pouch~ $59.95. Total set $674.95. For a matching 1 1/2″ pant belt including Ranger buckle set add ~ $275.
TBR - TEXAS BORDER RANGER
An example of a favored style holster used by Texas Rangers along the border. With the switch from horseback to vehicles, holsters started to have just enough leather to carry them safely and not get in the way of a fast draw. Makers such as S.D. Myres responded with similar gun leather. This style has an open toe design. Holster with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit. Ranger gun and pant belts, and clip pouch descriptions and prices above.
DWH ~ DANGEROUS WOMEN
Great new series depicting a very competent woman in the Texas Rangers. Unique “Dog Eared” Colt Commander holster worn both by Molly and Lt. Zea with full size 1911 Colts peeking out the bottom. Colt Commander or full size 1911 auto holster, pigskin lined ~ $225, pigskin lined, floral tooled 1 3/4″ billeted Ranger belt with Ranger buckle, 2 keepers, and tip ~ $300, double, floral tooled clip pouch~ $165, cuff case ~ $74.95, and matching pigskin lined, floral tooled 1 1/2″ pant belt and buckle~ $300. Order the complete set and save. Total $999.95.
PHR- PANHANDLE RANGER
Inspired by the design input of an active Ranger working the Panhandle area of Texas near the Oklahoma border . Similar to the A.W. Brill style, this holster has no drop loop and the hidden skirt does not extend beyond the bottom. This style has a closed toe. Holster can be made with an FBI cant or straight hang and is tightly wet formed to a Colt 1911. When asked by an inquisitive youngster why most Rangers do not use a retaining strap, the lawman responded “cause I don’t let the bad guys close enough to touch my gun.” Holster, unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
PHOM ~ OFFICER’S MODEL PANHANDLE
Scaled down version of the Panhandle holster to fit the short Colt Officer’s Model .45 Auto. Holster, unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~$134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
LVR- LONGVIEW RANGER
Bedell Rogers was a high quality saddle maker, leather craftsman, cowboy, and rodeo performer. Rogers worked during the 1930′s and on, passing away in 1914. He spent his younger years in Wild Bill’s Wild West Show and was in rodeos for 15 years. His gear has been worn by Tex Ritter, Tom Mix, Ben Johnson, Hopalong Cassidy, and many Texas Rangers. Our adaptation of this style is dedicated to the master “Bedell Rogers. ” Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
Thanks to Marshal Steve Carson for input on this set.
Holster, unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95.
Ranger 1 3/4″ billeted gun belt or 1 1/2″ pant belt with 1″ or 3/4″ tongue and special nickel silver, hand crafted, four piece Ranger buckle set. Edge groove ~ $224.95. With edge stamping ~ $234.95 . With floral tooling~ $249.95. Chain handcuff case ~ $74.95.
RLW- LONE WOLF GONZAULLAS
This is an actual photo of the original holster from the collection. Manual “Lone Wolf” (El Lobo Solo) Gonzaullas got his nickname by getting out of trouble by himself. Born in 1891, he was the first American of Spanish descent to become a captain in the Texas Rangers. Lone Wolf always got in the first shot and was quick on the draw, resulting in killing many men in his career. On some of his guns a code was engraved: “Never Draw Me Without Cause or Sheath Me With Dishonor.” Gonzaullas famous Colt 1911 holster was cut out in the trigger guard area and closely fit the gun. He never used a strap or hammer thong. Holster, unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or correct hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $149.95. For lining add $24.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
RJJ ~ RANGER’S EXTREME PREJUDICE
Special Thanks to Bob Bailey for his support of our development of this Ranger gear collection and for arranging for us to personally interview Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson on July 18th, 2011.
The movie “Extreme Prejudice” came out in 1987 with Jack Benteen as a border Texas Ranger. The Actor based his character on Joaquin Jackson, a tough Texas lawman who wore his badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin. The actor actually spent weeks with Ranger Jackson to learn to walk, talk and shoot like the officer. When they made the movie the actor looked like Ranger Jackson from his boots to his hat and gun leather. Complete Ranger set~ $999.95. If purchased Individually: ~ pigskin Lined, floral tooled Colt Commander .45 auto holster ~ $225, pigskin lined, floral tooled 1 3/4″ billeted Ranger belt with Ranger buckle, 2 keepers, and tip ~ $300, double, floral tooled clip pouch~ $165, large folding knife belt pouch~ $60, and matching pigskin lined, floral tooled 1 1/2″ pant belt and buckle~ $300.
Our Ranger buckle set – adapted from the style worn by past and present Texas Rangers. Each one is slightly different and hand crafted from Nickel Silver by our jeweler. The actual Rangers buckles are hand crafted by prisoners in the Texas Penal system. This style has been adapted from the one worn by Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson who was the technical consultant for the movie “Extreme Prejudice.” Lined and floral tooled gun belt is 1 3/4″ wide ~ $149.95. A Ranger buckle set includes buckle, two keepers, and tip ~ $124.95.
RTS - RANGER TRAPPER RIFLE SCABBARD
Modeled after Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson’s Winchester 1894 “Trapper” short barrel saddle scabbard. Many Rangers ordered a no nonsense tough rifle scabbard with “no frills or dressings.” Built for hard use in the saddle this scabbard has cut outs along the stitch line for the saddle straps. Ranger Jackson kept his scabbard on the front floorboard of his vehicle within easy reach. With no riveted loops this removed the problem of scratching your gun while taking it in and out.
Scabbard ~ $179.95. Two saddle straps with heavy duty buckles ~ $49.95. Edge stamping adds – $20.00. Full basket weave or Sheridan carving available.
Also available the Ranger folding knife belt pouch, Elk’s tooth watch fob and chain, Horse hair hat band, and reproduction badge.
HWR – WORKING RANGER HOLSTER
No frills plain holster to carry the Colt 1911 or clone. Straight draw with good carry and clean lines. Constructed of 9-10 gauge Wickett & Craig premium tooling leather. Lock stitched for hard use. Wet formed to a Colt 1911 for superior fit and retention. Unlined with edge groove ~$99.95. With one line of edge stamping ~ $109.95. With full coverage ~ $134.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
RSD1- STANDARD DUTY 1
(IN STOCK) These are not issue holsters, but they will hold up to the extreme conditions Rangers put their gun leather through. The current issue Texas Ranger pistol is the Sig Sauer P-226 in .357 Sig caliber. Rangers have a lot of leeway when it comes to firearms and holsters. Many opt for other guns and other calibers but some like to carry the issue pistol. After an in depth study of this gun and with the combat proven pattern input of John O’rourke Gunleather (www.gun-holsters.com) we have been asked to create an unencumberd, slim, belt slide holster to carry this semi auto. No frills just function. Nothing “added” to make the profile thicker.
This classic style and FBI angle allow this fairly large gun to be worn as close to the body as possible creating very little outline with a shirt, windbreaker or sport jacket covering it. Constructed from heavy 9-10 gauge wet formed leather and will fit up to a 1 3/4″ duty belt. Unlined belt slide holster with edge groove only ~ $124.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $134.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $149.95. With full tooling flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95.
RSD2- STANDARD DUTY 2
These are not issue holsters. However, we have been asked to create a classic holster for Rangers with a look at the past but updated for today’s Officer and his combat needs. Just like the above holster we completed a serious study of this gun and once again called on the pattern input of John O’rourke Gunleather (www.gun-holsters.com). Like the SD1 we wanted to create an unencumberd, over the belt holster to carry this semi auto. The “No frills just function” attitude continues.
This style positions the gun grip away from the body. It is cut lower in the front for faster draw and muzzle on target. Constructed from heavy 9-10 gauge wet formed leather to fit up to a 1 3/4″ duty belt. This holster is lined & closely wet formed to the gun. Lined holster with edge groove ~ $149.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $159.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $169.95. With full tooling flowers & vines ~ $174.95. Currently made for Sig 226, Colt 1911, Glock 17/19, or Browning HP.
RSD3- AVENGING RANGER – STANDARD DUTY 3
As Rangers began to carry semi auto pistols they upgraded their gun leather as well. One favorite holster was called the “Avenger.” A belt loop is on the reverse side comfortably supports a heavy pistol. The trigger guard side of the holster has a generous belt slot to accommodate a heavy 1 ¾” gun belt. This slot holds the pistol tightly to the body. The muzzle will be back a little and the hammer area will be forward. This results is an ergonomic draw and smooth transition from holster to sighting the gun. Several examples are on display are in the Texas Ranger museum. Our adaptation of this holster, unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95. A small sterling silver concho can be attached at additional cost.
TRBU ~ TEXAS RANGER BACK UP
Many Rangers used the dependable Colt 1903 or 1908 hammerless semi auto pistol for a back up. Each of these compact A.W. Brill style holsters are wet formed using an actual nickle 1908 carried by an active Texas Ranger. NOTE: Will also fit the new Kimber Solo 9MM. Specify the belt width you will use! Holster, unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $159.95. For lining add $24.95.
FTR ~ FRONTIER TEXAS RANGER
Colt’s .45 pistol came out in 1905. The Rangers naturally thought it was for them so most carried one. Gun leather still had a western flair and many examples were highly tooled with studs and conchos. See page 132 of the book “Packing Iron – Frazier, Pueblo, Colo.” – With edge stamping ~ $144.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $174.95. For lining add $24.95. For sterling silver plated, engraved studs add $24.95. Lined double tongue belt with two piece buckle ~ $149.95. With tooling add $24.95. Camel’s hump double clip pouch as shown ~ $139.95. Reduced price for the three pieces as shown ~ $499.95 Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
MTR ~ MOUNTED RANGER
(IN STOCK) A little after the turn of the century both the Texas and Arizona Rangers began carrying Colonel Colt’s 1911 Government Model. Rangers wanted leather gear to resemble what they carried their old Single Actions in. As a result, leather craftsmen began to adjust their drop loop patterns to fit this new gun. Holster unlined with one line edge groove ~ $99.95. With one line edge stamping ~ $109.95. With basketweave or hand tooled flowers & vines ~ $124.95. For lining add $24.95. Rifle belt or pistol cartridge belt with double rows of loops ~ $149.95
TRSCP ~ TEXAS RANGER SINGLE OR DOUBLE CLIP POUCH
Combat proven belt slide pattern for one or two clips. Comfortable clip tab to keep the metal from touching your clothing. Clips remain secure until needed then are ready for use. With edge groove only ~ $89.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $99.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $109.95. With full tooling flowers and vines ~ $124.95. Example shows both plain and full tooled single pouches.
TRDCP- TEXAS RANGER DOUBLE CLIP POUCH
(IN STOCK) Double clip pouch with edge groove only ~ $109.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $119.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $129.95. With full tooling flowers and vines ~ $139.95.
PBMP ~ PIGGY BACK MAG POUCH
Horizontal carry double .45 auto magazine pouch. One clip on top of the other for a very thin profile and comfortable carry. Closes with a button hole and Sam Brown stud. Wide sturdy belt loop on the reverse side- please specify belt width. With edge groove ~ $89.95. With U.S. – C.S. – or Texas Star in an oval ~ $99.95. Full floral tool or basket weave ~ 124.95.
TRCH ~ TEXAS RANGER CAMEL HUMP DOUBLE MAG POUCH
Early style, separated round bottom, double clip pouch with flaps and Sam Brown studs instead of snaps. With edge groove only ~ $109.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $119.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $129.95. With full tooling flowers and vines ~ $139.95.
TRDCP-TEXAS RANGER DOUBLE MAG POUCH WITH FLAT BOTTOM
Double magazine pouch with tooling on flaps secured with Sam Brown studs. With edge groove only ~ $109.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $119.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $129.95. With full tooling flowers and vines ~ $139.95.
TRCPS-TEXAS RANGER DOUBLE MAG POUCH WITH SNAPS
Double flap mag pouch “Extreme Prejudice” tooled on body and on flaps. Secures with line 24 nickle plated or black snaps. Wickett & Craig 7-8 gauge tooling leather in your choice of color. Sewn with 346 lock stitched thread for durability. Magazines wet formed to each pouch. With edge groove only ~ $109.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $119.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $129.95. Fully tooled on body and flaps ~ $165.
RANGER AR .223 CLIP POUCH
In response to the overwhelming requests from the border states of Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico for a belt slide pouch for a 20 or 30 round Colt AR .223 clip we have developed this serviceable slide. It holds the clip securely and is easy to draw. With edge groove only ~ $89.95. With one line edge stamp ~ $99.95. With Basket weave or pineapple checker ~ $119.95. With full tooling flowers and vines ~ $129.95.
TRWB ~ TEXAS RANGER CAPTAIN WILLIAM MILTON BANTA
Ranger Banta served Texas starting in the 1850′s & the Civil War. After he retired he wrote a book titled “Twenty Seven Years on the Texas Frontier.” This book told of his exploits as a Ranger and Indian fighter. Ranger Banta is my direct ancestor and as a result we have been inducted into the “Former Texas Ranger Association.”From examination of samples from this period we have developed a special rig honoring the fighting Banta Ranger. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
The rig will include a Colt Paterson 7 1/2″ or 9″ barrel, closed or open toe holster. We also have patterns that will fit the Walker, Dragoon, and 1873 Colt. This holster has several lines of edge tooling similar to originals. The top of the holster is scalloped and the body has a 1″ star in a circle Texas Ranger stamp. The 1 3/4″ lined gun belt will have a very early Texas two piece star buckle with a wreath and matching stamping and tooling like the holster. Unlined belt, buckle and holster as described ~ $300. As shown with antique finish and distressing ~ $325. Frontier Bowie knife and sheath ~ $225. Small powder flask and belt pouch tooled, not distressed as in photo ~ $150 (includes flask). Add $25 for antiquing flask & holder. Save – complete set as shown ~ $685 (not including pistol)
TTR ~ TERRY’S TEXAS RANGERS
Out of the turbulent times in the Civil War, Terry’s Texas Rangers were formed. This group became a serious fighting force for the Confederacy and feared by the Union forces. The original owner of this holster was more concerned with keeping his Colt secure while galloping rather than a fast draw. This holster can be sized to any single action or barrel length including 12″. Holster, 1 3/4″ belt, and correct reproduction buckle $274.95.
TR~ TASCOSA RANGER
This one will be available after the Texas Ranger gathering in October 2013. It has been recreated to carry the Colt Walker and includes a Texas cap box, correct Walker brass powder flask and holder, and Damascus Bowie knife in a scalloped skirt sheath. Price POR currently.
TRBF ~ TEXAS RANGER BRANTLEY
Working Texas Ranger rig for a Smith & Wesson (K) or (N) frame or Colt Python revolver. Can be made for a Colt 1911 or Commander also. Reproduction set includes lined non two tone holster, lined gun belt with buckle set, six round cartridge slide in your caliber, and cuff case. Holster can be made with or without snap strap. See color choices on the home page. Set in basket weave ~ $514.95. Pieces also available individually.
TRDE ~ TEXAS RANGER “DOG EAR” DOUBLE ACTION
Few Rangers opted for a safety strap and snap for the simple reason that they often failed. Many prefered the “Dog Ear” style holster that has a small flap of leather over the top of the hammer. This kept the hammer from snaging on a jacket or coat without slowing a fast draw. Many were made by “Cowboy Ellis” who crafted holsters for the Rangers in Austin, Texas. Our holsters will be wet formed using a Texas Ranger’s model 19 Smith & Wesson. Unlined with edge groove ~ $134.95. With edge stamping ~ $144.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $174.95. For lining add $24.95. (Original holster photo courtesy of a Former Texas Ranger). Badge & bullet case not included. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
TRDA 1- TEXAS RANGER DOUBLE ACTION- 1 (K Frame)
Before Rangers carried the .45 Colt 1911 many packed a double action Colt or Smith & Wesson (K) frame revolver in .38 Spl, .357 magnum. This design is adapted from the A.W. Brill style and holds the pistol in place by friction and wet forming. This holster carries an early Model 10 with stag grips. Unlined with edge groove ~ $134.95. With edge stamping ~ $144.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $174.95. For lining add $24.95. (Original holster and badge courtesy of Bob Bailey) Badge not included. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
TRDA 2- TEXAS RANGER DOUBLE ACTION- 2 (N Frame)
Many Rangers prefered the larger (N) frame Smith & Wesson in .357, .44 Spl. or .44 Magnum. This larger double action holster allowed the big revolver to be comfortably carried all day in a vehicle or on horseback. This holster carries an rare early Elmer Kieth style S&W Model 29. Unlined with edge groove ~ $124.95. With edge stamping ~ $134.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $174.95. For lining add $24.95. This holster is for an 8″ barrel. Other barrel lengths can be made. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
TRM- TEXAS RANGER MAGNUM
Many Rangers carried their new (K) frame Smith & Wessons or Model 19′s in a distinctive double drop loop western style holster. Here is one in basket weave brown. Holster unlined with one line edge groove ~ $99.95. With one line edge stamping ~ $109.95. With basketweave or hand tooled flowers & vines ~ $124.95. For lining add $24.95.
TRFH- TEXAS RANGER FRANK HAMER SINGLE ACTION
When the Rangers began transitioning from horses to vehicles many of the Lawmen were comfortable with their Colt Single Action pistols and kept carrying them. However, the design had a tighter cut and more form fitting holster. Ranger Frank Hamer used an A.W. Brill style for his famous black handled, silver plated and engraved 1873 Colt “Old Lucky.” Unlined with edge groove ~ $134.95. With edge stamping ~ $144.95. With full basket weave or hand tooled flowers and vines ~ $174.95. For lining add $24.95. Original badge not included. Reproduction badge ~ $29.95. Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
TRCW ~ TEXAS RANGER WALKER – The Early Years
On the first season of Texas Ranger Walker, Cordell carried a 4″ Nickel or stainless steel Smith & Wesson Model 29 in .44 Magnum. His rig was a that of a working Ranger with a lined, left or right cross draw, thumb strap holster and 1 3/4″ lined, billeted gun belt. The buckle was a heel bar style and the belt had two snap keepers in the rear to keep the gun belt secure to the pant belt. Finally he wore a cuff case on his right side. Complete rig- holster, belt, buckle, keepers, and cuff case ~ $449.95. Reproduction badge ~ $29.95 Please specify belt width you want this holster to fit.
Also available in strong side with FBI cant.
LBU ~ LAWMAN’S .38 BACK UP
Small (J) frame “Chief’s Special Style” Smith & Wesson double action revolver carried in a comfortable outside the belt holster. Vintage style often found in off duty law enforcement personnel. Color choices are found on our home page. With edge groove ~ $99.95. With one line of edge stamping ~ $109.95. With full coverage like basket weave or flowers & vines ~ $134.95
MORE RANGER STUFF TO COME….
Old West Holsters & Gear
HH – BELLE STARR BANDIT QUEEN
Belle Starr was a notorious outlaw that was number one on hanging Judge Parker’s go gett’em list. Ft. Smith, Ark. saw a lot of her and she was finally killed with a shotgun blast to her back two days short of her 41st birthday February 3, 1889. The Ft. Smith Federal museum has several photos of Starr including one full size so you can clearly study her gun leather. We have faithfully reproduced her rig including her unique belt buckle (in stock now). Holster, belt and buckle ~ $369.95
HH- CATTLE BRAND
Unique hand tooled, raised cattle brands on holster. Two tone hand oil base stained. Diamond drop loop style patterned from the pages of “Packing Iron,” by Richard Rattenbury. Pebble grain folded money belt with sewn on tongue and buckle billet ends. Upgraded Wickett & Craig premium tooling leather and matching cattle brand buckle. ~ $449.95
#HH- COMMANCHE MOON PATTERSON
(Photo Pending) Adapted from the final segment of the “Lonesome Dove” series called “Commanche Moon,” comes this authentic holster for the Colt Patterson revolver with retracting trigger & no trigger guard. Edge groove $89.95 . With gun belt & round brass buckle ~ $249.95
#HH-9 – COLT .45 AUTO COWBOY DROP LOOP HOLSTER-
Cowboys carried the newest and best handguns they could buy. As soon as these automatics were available, many obtained one and promptly had a western holster made. Adapted from the book “Packing Iron,” by Richard Rattenbury and private collections. With edge groove $99.95 without retaining strap. With strap and brass stud ~ $124.95. Edge stamping adds $10.
COWBOY .45 DROP LOOP HOLSTER FULLY DRESSED
HH9A–DOUBLE CLIP POUCH
Colt .45 Auto double clip pouch with flaps secured with Sam Brown studs. Snaps were not used in the Old West. Unique and authentic way to carry your 1911 clips. $99.95. Add $10. for stamps, stars, or other designs. For floral carving or basket weave-POR.
#HH- HALF FLAP HOLSTER WITH CUT TOOLING
“Packing Iron,” pages 69 & 70. Dark brown, Post Civil War, half flap holster with or without early cut-style tooling. Design can be adjusted to fit 1851 Navy, 1860 Army, all Conversions, 1873 Colt & 75 Remington. With edge groove ~ $124.95. With cut engraving $134.95.
#HH – EARLY REVERSE DRAW SLIM JIM
This Slim Jim California style holster is focused on protecting the pistol. At the same time it is cut out on the reverse side to get a good grip on the handle as you draw the gun. Most often worn in a butt forward style. This holster is displayed on a buffalo hunter, worn over a Sharps cartridge belt, in the National Cowboy Museum, Oklahoma City. Can be sized for any black powder or other Single Actions. The original has flowers, vines and a tooled “Rams Head.” Edge groove holster and straight belt with 2″ buckle – $249.95. Straight belt with edge groove and holster with Rams Head or floral tooling – $349.95
HH – CIBOLEROS
(Photo Pending) Ciboleros were Mexican buffalo hunters taking hides and meat from the American Southwest for nearly two centuries. Their name was derived from the Spanish cibolo, which means buffalo. Most operated out of Santa Fe, Taos, or the El Paso regions. They were a dashing group and often had highly decorated and very serviceable leather gear. Our reproduction consists of a tight profile holster that covers the trigger guard and much of the frame up to the top of the hammer for protection from the elements. A wide leaf shape flap covers the area just behind the hammer and secures to the holster front with a Sam Brown stud. Holster ~ $124.95. Holster and belt ~ $149.95
#HH – QUANTRILL’S RAIDERS
The guerrillas under Quantrill learned the hard way that the more guns you carried the better off you were in a running battle. Often they carried four to six on their person and two to four on their saddles and in saddle bags. Hide away guns were common. This short barreled holster with decorative stitching is in the Autry Museum in LA and is attributed to guerrilla use. When captured, many of these holsters were then used by the other side as well. Holster, 1 3/4″ gun belt, and Quantrill buckle ~ $249.95 (Buckle photo under Buckle Button)
# HH – BUFFALO BILL CODY
The famous Buffalo Bill Cody set. Billeted tan pebble grain, folded cartridge belt with sewn on tongue and buckle ends. Unlined, double drop loop holster with stamping and tooling. Wine colored antique Czeck Indian beads woven on the left side of the skirt with solid brass beads woven on the throat. Large domed cast nickel concho on the holster with flowers, vines and Buffalo Bill Cody’s name, as on the original. ~ $499.95. Rig with hand engraved concho in nickel silver (each one slightly different and original) ~ $525. Concho cast in “Sterling Silver” ~ $550.
THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION COLLECTION
HH – VIVA VILLA
(Photo Pending) Finely tooled Mexican tooled holster, cartridge belt, and large Spanish buckle. Original dated to the revolution. $374.95 (Note the unique buckle)
HH- VILLA DOUBLE BUCKLE CARTRIDGE BELT