Western Movie Holsters
1. Cartridge belts standard with up to 18 bullet loops in your caliber. Additional loops are $1 each.
2. Due to rising costs in supplies, materials & leather, prices have increased $10 per item.
3. See home page for color choices on photo with cowboy boots.
4. For lining now add $40 per piece.
Years in the making- finally the SHANE holster and cartwheel concho studded gun belt ready to make now- see description below. Only be a limited number will be made, reserve your set now! FREE $10.00 CERTIFICATE included.
#TC-1 ~ Tombstone Wyatt Earp
Adapted from the movie “Tombstone” and Wyatt Earp. This style allows for a very fast draw. One drop loop is oval and the other is straight with a closed toe bottom. Page 9 of the book “Tombstone- The Guns & Gear.” Edge groove Holster and cartridge belt $349.95 (Does not include badge or bullet box. Cartridge loops are now woven not sewn. Reproduction badge now available $29.95.
(Movie Quote: You tell ’em I’M coming.. and hell’s coming with me, you hear?”)
(“You gonna do somethin’ or just stand there and bleed?”)
#TC-1 A ~ Wyatt Earp Spur Straps
Remember in the movie “Tombstone” when Wyatt raked Ike Clanton’s cheek with his spur. Now you can own our adaptation of these famous spur straps. We were able to get the correct pattern from a museum curator who loaned his originals to the movie to copy. Double rows of scalloped edges decorate the leather, along with hand back grounded contrast. In addition, ours has both the tooled Ace of Spades in the leather and also on the large hand cast concho- available only from Chisholm’s Trail. Heavy duty, oval, nickel center bar strap buckles complete this unique replica. Set $199.95
#TC-2 ~ Buntline Wyatt Earp
This is as close a copy as you can get to the actual Buntline holster worn by Wyatt Earp in “Tombstone.” We even match the way the original drop loop was laced. For a 10″ barrel with one line edge groove ~ $129.95. With one line stamp ~ $139.95. With basket weave or full tooling ~ $179.95. For a 12″ barrel please add $10. Available in any barrel length for any cowboy gun. Holster and tapered cartridge belt $359.95 .
#TC-3 ~ Tombstone Virgil Earp
Virgil’s single drop loop holster, adapted from the movie “Tombstone.” See “Guns & Gear” page 18. Sized to fit the Beretta Laramie, S&W #3, & Schofield. A heavy duty Arizona Lawman’s holster designed to last. Movie Quality. Edge groove . Holster and cartridge belt $349.95 (with small lawman badge conchos add$10 per concho)
#TC-4 ~ Tombstone Morgan Earp
Our adaptation of the strong side, single drop loop holster worn by Morgan Earp in “Tombstone.” A hand engraved concho really sets this rig apart. Holster and cartridge belt $349.95 with concho.
(Movie Quote: “Remember what I said about people seein’ a bright light before they die? It ain’t true. I can’t see a damn thing.”)
Holster with lining add $40
#TC-5 ~ Curly Bill Brocius
Our adaptation of the Curly Bill rig, made using detailed close up photos and measurements from the original worn in the movie. Set includes two right hand studded gun belts with oval nickel buckles and two double drop loop holsters with correct tooling and studs. Single holster ~ $159.95, single belt ~ $199.95. One holster and belt ~$359.95. Save by ordering the Complete rig at $649.95. Comes standard with 18 loops. Add $1 per loop after. (Movie Quote: “You know what I’d do? I’d take that deal ‘n’ crawfish, then drill that ol’ Devil in the ass.”)
# TC – 6 TOMBSTONE IKE CLANTON
Pattern redesigned to be more accurate after more data was received, just like in the movie. Ike Clanton’s Arizona- right cross draw, double drop loop holster for an 1873 Colt Single Action Army and a lined, billeted gun belt with totally sewn tongue. Special movie leather tooling, using photos of the original. Holster unlined as shown $159.95. Holster and lined, billeted cartridge belt $359.95. Comes standard with 18 loops. Add $1 per loop after. (Movie Quote: “Yeah, that’s good, Mr. Law Dog, ’cause law don’t go around here.”)
#TC-7 ~ Johnny Ringo
Ringo’s holster and gun belt adapted from the 1993 “Tombstone.” Photos of originals by Peter Sherayko, holster owner. Includes correct buckle, movie conchos, and blood knot. Comes standard with 18 loops. Add $1 per loop additional. Complete rig ~ $375. Limited Production.
Ringo’s cigar case also available with two engraved initials $89.95.
(Movie Quote: “Behold the pale horse”. The man who “sat on him was Death… and Hell followed with him”.)
#TC-7 A ~ JOHNNY RINGO SPUR STRAPS
Often known as “Gull Wing” spur straps. There is a lot of space for hand tooling or stamping on these straps. They are not adjustable so you will need to put your spurs on your boots and measure across the top of your foot arch from side button to side button and make sure it is snug. There is a button hole in each side and they they are often easier to attach to the boots first then put the boots on. Spur straps as shown ~ $79.95
TC – DOC HOLLIDAY “Huckleberry” Shoulder Holster (NEW)
On a recent research trip to the Hubbard Museum, in Ruidoso, New Mexico we were fortunate to be able to examine the shoulder holster used by Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in the movie “Tombstone.” This display had the guns and gear, as well as his dagger, flask, and match safe. We also studied the photos in the book “Tombstone- The Guns & Gear,” by Peter Sherayko, who provided the the weapons and leather for the movie. (We sell this book under our “Other Gear” button. Our version of this shoulder holster will be as close as you can get to the original ~ $324.95
#TC-8 ~ DOC’s Shoulder Holster and Belt Holster
After the movie “Tombstone,” Val Kilmer wanted to make a prequel called simply “DOC.” He asked us to design a simpler shoulder holster that was different from the movie and provided faster access to the gun. When we were done and sent the prototype to Kilmer, his answer was “It wears like butter.” Holster can be made for any barrel length and has a full chest strap. With edge groove – $199.95. Stamped edge add $10. Full floral tooling or basket weave – $249.95.
Additional Doc Town belt holster in straight or cross draw – $99.95.
(Movie Quote: “Why, Johnny Ringo! You look like somebody just walked over your grave.”)
TC – 8 A ~ DOC HOLLIDAY THE EARLY YEARS
We made this one for a western movie years ago based on the real John Henry “Doc” Holliday. While in Texas, he saved Wyatt Earp’s life and as a result they became close friends. In 1880 at the age of 29 he joined the Earp’s in Tombstone, Arizona. On October 6, 1881 Holliday was deputized and helping to disarm 5 outlaws which turned into the gunfight at the O.K. corral- the rest is history. This holster is made following descriptions of Holliday’s early gun leather after leaving his family’s plantation in Griffin, Georgia, about a half an hour from our home. The buckle was found on the Holliday land and was obtained from a local historian for us to make a mold and cast.
#TC-11 ~ Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
Turkey Creek made this holster famous in the movie “Tombstone.” His single drop loop holster with fringe and brass studs is recreated here as a tribute to Buck. “I ain’t got the words.” Holster ~ $199.95. Holster and military belt with cartridge loops and Civil War rampant eagle buckle~ $374.95.
(Movie Quote: “I ain’t got the words.”)
#KS-37 ~ Doc Holliday’s Dagger
(In Stock Now) New “Upgraded” quality “Real” Bone handled dagger and sheath adapted from the movie “Tombstone,” as worn by Doc Holliday. Sheath can be made in any color. High carbon steel double edged, high polished, razor sharp blade. Blacksmith anvil made in limited quantity ~ $299.95
#TC-9 ~ Doc Holliday’s Belt Holster
Black strong side or cross draw belt holster used often when gambling. Worn on a thinner “Town cartridge belt 1 ¾” wide. More comfortable when sitting. Price $99.95. Town cartridge belt $99.95
#TC-10 ~ Doc Holliday’s “Ride of the Immortals” Mounted Gun Rig
This pattern took a long time to complete courtesy of Peter Sherayko who provided it for the movie and is the current owner. Brown 4 1/2″ cross draw, drop loop, edge tooled holster and 2″ billeted gun belt. Adapted from the movie “Tombstone” and the famous “Ride of the Immortals,” worn by Doc. Set includes holster, gun belt and buckle. Comes standard with 18 loops. Add $1 per loop additional.~ $ $349.95
#TC-12 ~ Wyatt Earp’s Mounted Gun Rig
This rig differs from Wyatt’s normal rig & has three drop loops instead of two. Also has billeted gun belt and clipped corner buckle. Set includes holster, cartridge belt & buckle~ $349.95
#AC-1 ~ Virgil Cole
In this movie, Virgil wears a single drop loop holster covering much of his Colt, with early style cut tooling on the front and drop loop. The billeted belt has repeating edge stamping and a clipped corner gunfighter buckle. Our adaptation ~ $324.95. Holster only~ $149.95 . Bowie and sheath~$199.95
(Quote: “You afraid to die -no. You go first.” “Feelings get you killed.”
#AC-2 ~ Everett Hitch
Virgil’s deputy, Everett wears a right cross draw Slim Jim style holster with a deep pouch. The billeted belt has a clipped corner gunfighter buckle. Our adaptation ~ $$324.95. Holster only ~ $125.00 Knife and sheath $199.95
# AC-3 ~ Eight Gauge Shotgun Shoulder Pad
Deputy Everett Hitch in the movie has sewn a leather shoulder pad on his coat to absorb the recoil of his shotgun. If you have ever fired an 8 gauge you will not be without one of these. In fact you might want one for your 10 or 12 gauge. Stitch holes are pre punched for hand sewing if desired. Our adaptation ~ Single ply~ $29.95.
# AC-4 ~ Eight Gauge Shotgun Belt
Everett Hitch carries an 8 gauge double barrel shot gun. An 8 gauge, six shot cartridge slide is available for $49.95. Our adaptation of an 8 gauge shotgun belt is available for $149.95. These can also be made in 12 or 10 gauge.
Lonesome Dove Collection
# LD-1 ~ Capt. Gus McCrae
Gus set includes proper Texas buckle, black military belt & cap box, brown Walker cross draw holster, and correct Russell Green River butcher with black sheath. Set ~$349.95. Reproduction Texas Ranger Badge ~ $29.95 (distressed leather adds $25.00)
# LD-2 ~ Newt Dobbs
Newt plays Capt. Call’s son, who receives his first gun and holster from Woodrow. A brown, worn and well used Slim Jim holster carries a converted 1851 Colt Navy pistol on a 1 ¾” gun belt with a black cap box used to carry cartridges or bullet loops. Set – $324.95 (distressed finish adds $25.00)
# LD-3 ~ Captain Woodrow Call Texas Ranger
Dark brown, cross draw, military style holster without flap. Black military cap box for cartridges or bullet loops, dark brown gun belt and nickel clipped corner buckle as worn by Ranger Captain Woodrow Call. (Quote: “I hate rude behavior in a man. I won’t tolerate it”). Set ~ $324.95. Stag handled Bowie knife and sheath $249.95. For distressed finish add $25. Repro Texas Ranger badge ~ $29.95
# LD-4 ~ Captain Jake Spoon Texas Ranger
Cross draw, Slim Jim style Remington or Colt holster with tapered gun belt, cap box for cartridges or bullet loops, and nickel oval buckle as worn by Ranger Jake Spoon (Quote: “A man that will talk to a pig ain’t no better than a farmer”). Set ~ $324.95 Reproduction Texas Ranger badge ~ $29.95
# LD – 5 ~ TEXAS RANGER “PEA EYE” PARKER
Ranger Parker was with Capt. McCrae when they were ambushed by Indians and Gus got shot in the leg with an arrow. Parker walked barefoot until his feet were bloody to get help and save the wounded Ranger’s life. Like the other gun leather on this cattle drive, Pea Eye’s rig was wrinkled and distressed. The set consists of a solid brass buckle, a 1 3/4″ belt with a black cap box for cartridges or bullet loops, and a pleasant Slim Jim with a gentle re-curved throat with one line of edge work. Holster, belt and buckle ~ $324.95 (distressed leather adds $25.00)
# LD-6 ~ Joshua Deets the Scout
(In Stock Now) Black military, right cross draw, flap holster with military belt, cap box for cartridges or bullet loops, and solid brass 2 1/2″ garrison buckle as worn by Deets. (Movie Quote: “A man ought not to leave his land and people.”). Set ~ $324.95.
# LD-7 ~Dish Boggett the Top Cowboy
(Photo Pending) Dark brown, single drop loop holster and cartridge belt with nickel garrison buckle as worn by ramrod Dish Boggett (Quote: “Don’t’ worry, Captain. I can sit my horse”). Set ~ $324.95.
OPEN RANGE COLLECTION
#OR-1 ~ Boss Spearman
Dog Bone design adapted from the holster worn by Boss Spearman in “Open Range,” also by Kinter in “3:10 to Yuma.” Very comfortable holster to wear, and it works equally well on strong side or in cross draw position. ~ $99.95 with edge groove. With edge stamping ~ $124.95. Tapered cartridge belt, clip corner buckle and holster set ~$324.95
#OR-2 ~ Charlie Waite Open Range Rig
(IN STOCK) The 1882 holster and belt adapted from the one worn by Charlie Waite in the movie “OPEN RANGE.” This holster shows off more of the pistol and makes for a faster draw. The throat is scooped out for easy and quick access. The gun belt has spaced out bullet loops. Simple single line edging completes this working cowboy rig- Holster and gun belt $$324.95 with edge groove.
3:10 To Yuma Collection
#YU-1 ~ YUMA
Holster, buckle and billeted gun belt CHISHOLM’S TRAIL made by us for the movie “3:10 to YUMA,” released in 2008, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Look for the nickel Remington 1875 carried by one of the main actors. Made to fit any size single action. As shown in the movie- holster $89.95 with edge groove. Gun belt, clip corner buckle, & conchos $324.95
#YU-2 ~ OUTRIDER
Holster and tapered gun belt CHISHOLM’S TRAIL also made by us for the movie “3:10 to YUMA.” Look at the outlaws or posse to see this one. Made to fit any size single action. As shown in the movie- holster $99.95 each. Holster and Cartridge belt set ~ $324.95
#YU-3A ~ Charlie Prince Holster
Our adaptation of Charlie Prince’s cross draw holster from the movie, “3:10 to Yuma.” Black holster has incise cut “flames of hell” on front, with hand stitched red thread. Domed nickel spots are then attached. Inside is lined with red suede. Very difficult holster to construct. Sized to fit S&W Schofield, Beretta Laramie, or S&W Russian ~ $199.95 each
#YU-3B ~ Double Charlie Prince Rig
Same as YU 3A, with two holsters and 3″ belt. Cartridge belt has domed nickel spots installed between each bullet loop. Loops are more narrow to show off the bullets like the movie. Sized to fit S&W Schofield, Beretta Laramie, or S&W Russian ~ Price as shown $549.95 for 3-piece rig. Matching Bowie knife and sheath ~ $249.95.
#YU-4 ~ Ben Wade
Our adaptation of Ben Wade’s right hand holster and billeted cartridge belt. Fully edge stamped and hand tooled. Colt Single Action can be drawn extremely fast from this holster. ~ $449.95. Additional holster $199.95 extra.
NOTE: All rigs come standard with 18 bullet loops in your caliber. Additional loops available for $1 per loop.
# DC-13 A ~ Dukes Standard Holster and Gun Belt
The pattern for this holster took years to obtain and was copied from the original used to make one of the holsters worn in many of his early westerns. Guns of the Gun-fighters page – 100 & 185 as original-no stamping $349.95.
When the “real” Wyatt Earp was in Hollywood consulting on the gunfight at the OK coral, a young assistant paid close attention to what he said. This young man was given a lot of advice by Wyatt on how the old west really was, what their guns and gun leather looked like, and how they acted, walked, and talked. That young man’s name was Marion Robert Morrison, who later became the world’s most famous western actor.
#DC-13 B ~ Delux Dukes Rig
One of the Dukes holsters and gun belts is on display at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. This rig is our adaptation. Folded money belt sewn on top and bottom. Lined 4 1/2″ Dukes holster ~ $449.95
DC -13 C ~ El Dorado Rig
In 2011 an auction of almost a thousand items from the Dukes estate took place. This sale included a gun rig used in the movie “El Dorado, ” Lot #44010. This Holster and Gun Belt sold for $77,675. One of two styles of holsters can be made to go with the belt. Either the traditional or one with a visible skirt. This unique non suede belt tapers down to a laced on 1 1/2″ tongue. The clipped corner rectangular nickel buckle is sewn on with gunfighter stitch. Our adaptation of the original ~ $349.95. The 1948 buckle and pant belt are an additional $124.95.
DC -13 D ~ SHOOTIST
In Dukes last western, he wore a non typical rig from his other movies. The holster is lined and has the trigger guard exposed. When disassembled, you will find that this is a two piece holster with the shaft separate from the skirt. In our version, we have an insert between the layers like the movie, resulting in a firm holster that is lightning to draw from. The belt loop will fit over a 2″ belt unless specified. The unlined belt, like the movie, is 2″ wide and tapers down to 1 3/4″. It has an identical nickel, square cornered buckle that is a replica of the correct North & Judd anchor style worn in the movie. This is a complex holster to make and takes more time than others to construct. This design has been researched in great detail, using an identical holster and belt in our collection made during the same mid 1970’s time period as the one in the movie. During the research process we also discussed the design features and modifications with folks that have seen the original. Quote: ” I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.” Our adaptation of the holster, belt and buckle ~ $399.95.
DC – 13 E ~ LEGENDS OF THE LOST
The prototype is finished, IN STOCK and ready to ship. Another psuedo western movie filmed in 1957 with some of the biggest stars of the era. The story line involves chasing after a long lost treasure in the Sahara desert. In this film, the Dukes rig consists of a period 2 1/4″ wide Sam Brown belt with a double tongue, solid brass, Sam Brown buckle. The belt has no bullet loops and the holster is reminiscent of his normal trademark leather except for the toe that is sewn closed. The gun is very unique in that it is a Swiss Model 1882 revolver in 7.5 MM caliber. Our set is made for a Colt SAA but we can adjust the pattern to fit an S&W or Colt double action. Belt, double tongue buckle, and holster set with normal Sam Brown buckle ~ $274.95 For a more authentic buckle, yours can be made with a genuine battle used, pre-WW1 Sam Brown buckle. Grab a piece of history for $24.95 more. Belt, double tongue buckle, and holster ~ $299.95
DC – 13 F ~ ANGEL AND THE BADMAN
We have meticulously studied the Dukes 1947 movie where he finally quit wearing “non-authentic” Buscadero rigs. Our movie production sources indicate that the holster he wore was an original Heiser # 714, with a custom fully tooled belt to match. Our standard version includes an unlined holster and unlined belt with individually engraved Sterling Silver plated buckle and belt tip ~ $534.95. For lining add $40 per piece. This is the finest reproduction made, with careful attention to the floral tooling pattern from an original in our collection. The buckle and belt tip cast for this set comes from a Stembridge western movie collection. It is heavy silver plated with superior quality. This buckle set is available individually for other belts- see our buckle button. Quirt Evans longhorn steer head pant belt buckle available on our buckle button – Production now in progress – order now!
HH-23 ~ Empty Land
Unique pineapple checkered, high top, closed toe, double drop loop holster. Wide tapered cartridge belt and buckle. $324.95. Prototype made for potential new western movie. Original in the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City and in the book “Packing Iron,” by Richard Rattenbury. Indian style one loop sheath and wood handle Green River skinner ~ $124.95. Stag handle ~ $149.95.
HH-25 ~ Saber River
In this movie, Paul Cable is a Confederate veteran returning home to chaos after the Civil War. Authentic D-Ring solid brass buckle, gun belt, and early “cut tooled” Slim Jim holster~ $ 324.95
HH-26 ~ Monte
This movie is a remake of Lee Marvin’s finest western as Monte Walsh. Set includes clip cornered brass buckle, rough out cartridge belt with 12 loops non-sewn, and full coverage stamped and studded holster ~ $349.95
(Quote: “You can’t have no idea how little I care.”)
HH-26 A ~ Monte’s Tripple Shell Belt Slide
Monty wanted to have a few rifle shells on hand for fast access. He wore this cartridge slide on the left side of his belt. Rough side out to match the gun belt in your cartridge choice ~ $39.95
HH-27 ~ Crossfire Trail Schofield
Single drop loop holster with edge stamping, engraved nickel studs, and thong. Of all our Schofield holsters this one seems to carry this large frame gun the most comfortably. In this movie, Rafe Covington tries to save his dead friend’s ranch. Rafe wears this holster on the right with single drop loop and studs ~ $149.95
HH -28 ~ Crossfire Trail Open Top
On the same 1876 canvas covered cartridge belt, Rafe wears a 5 1/2″ triple drop loop, tooled, cross draw holster for his Ivory handled 1872 Colt Open Top pistol. This holster can be made in straight or cross draw. It is rare to see triple drop loops on a 5 1/2″ holster. Our adaptation ~ $174.95 lined. Unlined $149.95.
HH- Black US Embossed Cartridge Belt Pouch
Embossed with a large U.S. This is a heavier gauge than most bullet boxes and is constructed for hard use. Our adaptation ~ $99.95
HH-Crossfire Trail Butt Stock Shell Carrier
Six loop rifle cartridge lace on slide for rifle butt stock. Can be custom made to fit any rifle stock from 1876 to any other rifle or caliber ~ $ 89.95.
HH – 29~SACKETTS
(Photo Pending) This monumental western made for TV from the Louis L’Amour novel of the same name follows three brothers from their home in Tennessee to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Orrin Sacklet wears a period Slim Jim, cartridge belt and buckle. Our version ~ $269.95. NOTE the trademark pant belt buckle in this movie – available from Chisholm’s Trail for $49.95 or $39.95 when ordered with a pant belt-not included.
HH – 30 ~SHADOW RIDERS
HH – Quigley Sharps Scabbard
As close as we could make to the original, including the laced on suede fringe and hand painted Indian designs. Edges are double stitched and interior is pebble grain leather to reduce moisture retention. Heavy duty quality ~ $299.95
HH – Quigley’s 45.110 Cartridge Belt
3 1/2″ wide cartridge belt for big bullets. Correct lacing and stamping as on original. Our adaptation ~ $274.95
HH – Quigley’s Bowie Knife and Sheath
NOW AVAILABLE AND IN STOCK. Adapted from movie studio photos, Quigely’s Indian beaded and painted leather sheath with sewn on beaded mocassin toe. Sheath is heavy Wickett & Craig tooling leather covered with smoked willow deerskin. Includes our 7 1/2″ blacksmith made Bowie knife with stag handle using the pattern used by the original maker for the movie. Only 3 sheaths are left then no more~ $750. Indian replicas not made by Native Americans as defined by 2.5 USC & 305 ET SEQ.
HH – QUIGLEY’S HAT BAND
(Photo Pending) Correct Indian painted leather hat band with Indian bead work and real rattlesnake rattle, adapted from the original on display at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. Measure the crown of your hat and order one soon ~ $99.95
HH – QUIGLEY’S SPUR STRAPS
(Photo Pending) Correct spur straps with large conchos – Coming soon.
HH – QUIGLEY’S SADDLE BAGS
Correct single strap traveling saddlebags with ten brass studs and Chisholm’s Trail hand cast 3/4″ saddle strap buckles. If you think saddle bags are easy to make, try making them. These are made from 9-10 gauge Wickett & Craig premium tooling leather. They are build for hard use and life long service – $399.95
HH – QUIGLEY’S CANTEEN
(Photo Pending) Wood canteen adapted from the movie- Coming Soon.
HH – QUIGLEY’S SHARPS RIFLE SITE BAG
(Photo Pending) Adapted from the movie we have constructed a sand suede long range site bag to carry Quigley’s detachable rifle site. Coming Soon.
HH-31 ~ Oregon Trail
Specially designed as a tribute to the authentic and gritty westerns made by Sam Elliot. This set includes holster to fit a S&W Russian, Schofield or # 3 Laramie, and tapered belt with square buckle. $274.95 . Bone handled clip point Bowie knife and front strap sheath ~ $324.95 (Bowie sheath in photo along with an Ivory stocked Bowie knife by Chuck Stapel of Hollwood now belongs to Sam Elliot.)
HH-32 ~ You Know My Name
In this 1999 TV movie the focus is on Marshal Bill Tilghman. One of the famous “Guardsmen” of Oklahoma. For a time, 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 “clean up” Chromwell, Ok. We visited Ft. Smith on a research trip and interviewed numerous historians, museum staff, and the wonderful folks at the Ft. Smith National Hsitoric Site to come up with this double drop loop closed toe holster, gun belt and buckle. His original blue Colt “working gun” is still on display in the Davis Collection museum in Claremore, Ok. Bill’s nickel engraved Colt BBQ gun is in the “Boot Hill” museum in Dodge City, KS. Our adaptation of Tilghman’s Holster, cartridge belt and buckle ~ $324.95
HH-33 ~ Conagher
In this TNT western, Con Conagher was an honest cowboy in a hard land. The film also included Buck Taylor, and Ken Curtis who died just weeks after filming. This working ranch hand rig is a simple yet elegant with a fast draw Slim Jim holster, billeted cartridge belt and 1 3/4″ nickel oval buckle like the one Conagher wore. ~ $324.95
HH – 34 ~QUICK AND THE DEAD
(Photo Pending) This was the first movie with this title and one of Louis L’Amour’s best cowboy novels. In this western, Con Vallian carried his six gun in a deep right hand Slim Jim holster on a 2″ gun belt. Holster, gun belt and buckle ~ $249.95. Chisholm’s Trail is just about to recreate our adaptation of Con Vallian’s massive Bowie knife and bandoler sheath he wore in both this movie and Louis L’amour’s “THE SACKETTS.” This will be a serious combination. Massive bowie knife with our personal recreation of the (S) shaped guard and Sambar stag handle with sheath and belt ~ $299.95. Complete set ~ $524.95.
In this made for TV Western, Marshal Bill Speakes is on the trail of some youthful outlaws. Set includes black double drop holster with billeted gun belt and clipped corner buckle. Our adaptation ~ $324.95
HH-36 ~ SHADOW RIDERS
(Photo Pending) In this post Civil War western, Mac Traven joins his brother Del and Uncle “Black Jack” as they try to put their families back together again. Set includes rough out 2″ cartridge belt, buckle, and Slim Jim holster. Our adaptation~ $324.95
HH – Fist Full of Dollars
Rough out, leather lined holster and cartridge belt. Rig adapted from the one worn by Blonde in the in his Spaghetti Westerns. Wide white “gunfighter stitch” on belt. Holster has additional (non metal) stiffener for fast draw. Hammer thong included. Correct holster is straight up and down. Toe forward style is also available. American made, hand cast copy of the original hammered “Gunfighter” buckle. Our adaptation ~ $499.95. With two holsters ~ $649.95
HH – Pale Rider
“Behold a rider on a pale horse.” The preacher picks up a gun once again in this great western. Set has correct “high ride” Slim Jim holster, 2″ gun belt with double loops for cylinders and nine bullet loops. Includes our “Chisholm’s Trail” cast copy of original 2″ square, clipped corner, nickel buckle. Our adaptation ~ $349.95
Note: Your Remington can be converted to this cartridge gun from kurstkonverter.com.
HH- The Outlaw Josey Wales
Prairie style 2 1/2″ tapered gun belt with two short Colt Walker holsters and trademark solid brass “Chisholm’s Trail” cast Josey Wales brass buckle (we were fortunate enough to be allowed to handle the actual buckle worn in the movie and to cast our recreation from this buckle). One holster, gun belt, and buckle. Our adaptation ~ $349.95. Additional holster ~ $99.95. Bowie knife and sheath ~ $274.95 (color shown ~ brown) under Knife button KS-26 Frontier Bowie.
HH- OUTLAW JOSEY WALES POMMEL HOLSTER
Josey Wales had one or more pommel holsters for his Colt Walker’s in the movie. They can be used for belt holsters and then as pommel holsters to throw over the saddle. This was a common practice among guerrillas in the Civil War. The is a very old pattern and we have a copy. One holster with attachments for pommel attachment $139.95
HHM7VT – MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Vin Tanner Gunfighter – “We Deal in Lead Friend”
This top western came out in 1960 and was a remake of the 1956 Japanese film “Seven Samurai.” In the American movie, seven gunfighters are hired to clear Banditos from a poor Mexican village. The two main characters are Vin Tanner and Chris Larabee. Vin’s rig was the best. It was made by Andy Anderson who also made Blondie’s rig in “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” The holster is toe forward carried on a straight belt with gunfighter stitching and no notch to hold the holster in place, or bullet loops. The buckle is a (D) shaped heel bar buckle. A friend in Hollywood, whose grandfather made saddles for the movies, was gracious enough to share the original holster pattern with us . The holster shaft has special stiffeners added. Holster, belt with no bullet loops, and buckle ~ $474.95. For additional bullet loops add $1 per loop.
HHM7CL – MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Chris Larabee Adams- “These walls weren’t meant to keep you out- but to keep you in!”
(Photo Pending) This is Chisholm’s Trail’s first Buscadero holster. We normally do not make non authentic cowboy gun leather. But in honor to Yul Brynner and this greatest western of all time we are going to reproduce it. We will also recreate his pant belt with Indian buckle. This rig will fit 4 5/8″ or 5 1/2″ barrel Colts and clones. We have spent much time recreating the unique large oval buckle that is flat on the top and the bottom. Our set adapted from the original look – unlined floral tooled gun belt, holster and buckle ~ $650. If you want one of these please call and get on the list- first come, first done. Pant belt and turquoise inlaid buckle ~ POR.
HH- Van Cleef
This style is adapted from the original lined, toe forward holster with lined, tapered gun belt, complete with gunfighter stitching. Once again we are fortunate to have obtained the original pattern for this holster in 5 1/2″ just like the movie. Available in any barrel length. ~ $424.95
HH – HIDALGOS
Frank T. Hopkins was an American cowboy who competed in the Ocean of Fire, an endurance horse race across the Arabian Desert. Hopkins rode Hidalgo, a paint Sioux mustang. He was also a member of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. The holster he wore was a unique Montana style with a high re-curve throat, wide skirt, single drop loop, and edge tooling. This special design allowed the gun to be worn on either the right or the left side. His gun belt was 2 ¼” wide tapering to 1 ½” at the tongue and buckle end. He also wore a knife and sheath with a widely laced edge. Holster, gun belt, and clipped corner buckle ~ $349.95
One of our fastest drawing rigs. Has several special features built in for speed. Classic old west look. Originally made for Val Kilmer for a future western movie ~ Two holsters, gun belt, & buckle ~ $399.95
To add nickel studs on belt and holster call for pricing. Note: both holsters are in chocolate oil base color stain but with different lighting.
SPECIAL NOTE: The development of the SHANE rig below has involved several years of research, visits to Jackson Hole, WY, access to unpublished photos, and use of an auto-cad scan machine. We are finally releasing “our version” of Rod Redwing’s world classic SHANE holster and gun belt, with Navajo Tufa sand cast look cartwheel conchos and buckle. This is the closest you can come to the original. Only a limited number will be made. The first dozen will be serial numbered – so call and reserve yours today –
#HH-21 – SHANE
(Photos Pending) Our adaptation of the Shane’s rig, worn by Ladd in the classic 1953 western. This rig, conchos and buckle had the assistance of CSI photo enhancement technology in its recreation. The original design and construction by Rod Redwing, Indian stunt man and famous fast draw coach for western movie actors. Unlined holster ~ $124.95. Shane unlined belt with up to six conchos in white bronze depending on the belt length and matching buckle ~ P.O.R. For folded money belt – P.O.R. Additional conchos ~ $75 each. Accepting orders now! Our hand cast conchos are finally in. Conchos and buckle available in Solid Sterling Silver ~ P.O.R. depending on the daily price for silver at our partner foundry. The complete rig with nickel conchos & buckle~ $649.95
HH – 42 ~ GUNFIGHTER’S MOON
(Photo Pending) Frank Morgan’s double black rig. Including two 7 1/2″ drop loop toe forward holsters, gun belt, top cartridge belt, nickel buckles, blacksmith made Bowie knife and cross draw sheath. Our adaptation without knife and sheath ~$489.80 . With knife and sheath $739.80. Gun belt and one holster ~ $349.95
#HH-43 ~ SMOKE-
This rig was made by Chisholm’s Trail for the western movie “Legend of Hell’s Gate,” in Austin, Texas. These holsters were specifically designed for quick draw and are as fast as a wisp of smoke. Two holsters, gun belt, and nugget buckle- With edge groove ~ $ 324.95. With tooling ~ $399.95
#HH-44 ~ COWBOYS BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE ~ PLAINS SLIM JIM
(IN STOCK) Chisholm’s Trail made over 30 pieces for this summer’s blockbuster High Tec western movie of 2011 The photo is one of the holsters ordered in Saddle Tan, Western Brown, Chocolate, and Gunfighter Black. Straight belt with a black roller buckle and two belt loops. Originally made for the Colt 1851 Navy and 1860 Army. We can fit any Single Action for you. With edge groove ~ 109.95. With one line edge stamp ~ 124.95. With full coverage such as basket weave ~ $134.95. With full tooling flowers and vines ~ $159.95.
#HH-44A ~ BAD MAN JAKE
If you think Jake’s bracelet is bad then check out the Outlaw’s gun rig. 1 3/4″ gun belt, as in the movie with black roller buckle, two grooved belt loops and no bullet loops, and high ride, toe forward Slim Jim fast draw holster in Chocolate color ~ $349.95. For antiquing and distressing add $25 per piece. For white stitching add $10.
#HH-45 ~ COWBOYS BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE ~ RANCHER SLIM JIM
In this High Tech western, the Colonel wears a Chisholm’s Trail highly Sheridan tooled right cross draw Slim Jim holster on a tapered gun belt with matching tooling. We can fit this to any Single Action for you.The buckle is one of our own L.D. Nimschke style engraved 1 3/4″ nickel Santa Fe buckles. Holster, belt with no bullet loops and buckle ~ $374.95.
# HH-46 ~ NEVADA SMITH
In 1966 Max Sand became a man on the vengeance trail after the men that killed his parents. He used the alias Nevada Smith to hide his true name. Andy Anderson produced some really nice gun leather for this movie. We especially like his 5 1/2″ closed toe holster the fits either the “S&W Schofield or the Colt Single Action” at the same time. The holster rode on a tapered cartridge belt with twelve loops centered on the back side and was fastened with a nickel plated heel bar buckle. Holster, gun belt and buckle ~ $324.95
(Movie Quote ~ “The kid’s creepy. He doesn’t kill people; he executes them.”)
#HH-47 ~ THE MISSING
In this 2003 western movie, Samuel Jones plays a grandfather who has been living with the Indians. He comes back home, finds his granddaughter has been kidnapped and tracks down the renegades to get her back. Jones carries a S&W Russian top break pistol with a hook on the trigger guard in a single drop loop holster with four bullet loops stitched to it. Holster will fit a Schofield, Russian, or S&W #3 (Laramie). Holster, belt and buckle ~ $349.95
(Movie Quote: “You take this money for your children. No, you take it for your funeral.”)
WM- 48 ~ BAT MASTERSON
This holster is a correct copy of Gene Barry’s TV series original that we were allowed to examine. It is on display in the Buffalo Bill Cody museum in Cody, Wyoming. Set includes an edge groove, low cross draw holster, 1 ¾” Town Belt, and six loop cartridge slide ~ $324.95. Slide with conchos add $10 each.
HOR- 49A ~ HELL ON RAILS – CULLEN
Post Civil War movie about an ex-Confederate veteran returning home to find his family slain. Revenge leads him to follow the construction of the new railroad west. Cullen carries a rare brass frame, 8″ barrel, Colt 1860 Army in a close fitting 5 1/2″ holster with a large tear drop double drop loop skirt. This was a new design for the times with a border drop loop and no flap, gun butt to the rear and not to the front. Holster can be made for any western single action in any barrel length. (Currently Cullen uses a converted 1858 cartridge Remington). The belt is a 1 3/4″ smooth belt with a black, nickel, or brass roller buckle. Holster, belt and buckle~ $324.95. For aged & distressed finish add ~ $25 per piece.
HOR- 49B ~ HELL ON RAILS – ELAM
A freeman, Elam has been promoted to Chief of Police for the western spur of the Union Pacific trying to keep order as the management is entangled in the Credit Mobilier scandal that involved bribing congressmen and stock speculations. This has no meaning to Elam as he struggles to keep order in the rail town many call Hell. Ferguson carries a Colt open top in a Slim Jim holster that sports full basket weave, bordered with decorative arches. The holster has a unique beard of latigo fringe on the bottom and is worn on a 1 3/4″ military width belt with a solid brass center bar buckle. Holster, belt and buckle set ~ $324.95. For aged & distressed finish add ~ $25 per piece.
BHG 50 ~ BOUNTY HUNTER GANG-GO
(IN STOCK) As the Civil War came to a close, many veterans and slaves with no skill except for the draw of a gun became lawmen and bounty hunters – as well as outlaws. Gun leather began to change and flaps were cut off so pistols could get into action faster. This Slim Jim is typical of what might be found during that period with a tapered gun belt, no bullet loops, and oval solid brass buckle. Holster, belt and buckle ~ $324.95. With double edge groove ad $10. With one line of edge stamping ad $20. With basket weave or hand tooled flowers & vines ~ $349.95. For bullet loops add $1 per loop.
BHGHB 51 ~ BOUNTY HUNTER GANG-GO HATBAND
A common Bounty Hunter hat band seen in the old west was often composed of a wide band of leather with nickel or brass studs to set it off. This is our reproduction of what the original hat band looked like. Thicker 7-8 gauge leather in Old Walnut stain, as shown with nickel studs and laced connection on the right side ~$59.95. Other color choices and studs available.
MWDW 52 ~ THE OUTLAW
We have provided this 5 1/2″ barrel, right and right cross draw set of holsters and gun belt for the next great western movie of 2014. This film is currently in production and will star several (A) list actors and actresses. Our rig will be worn by “The Outlaw” in the film. This set is in old walnut color with a choice of our oval engraved Amarillo buckle or our Indian buckle in solid brass or white bronze. This is of our finest tooling leather quality and fully pebble grain lined with 24 bullet loops centered in the back in your caliber. In addition there are three bullet loops just off of the tongue end. Note the authentic Southwestern Indian original tooling stamped edge. This set is available for $599.95. Single holster ~$199.95. Add $25 per piece for antiquing and distressing.
This is a view of THE OUTLAW rig in old walnut color without antiquing or distressing for the final movie cut. They also chose our clipped corner Indian buckle in white bronze shown here.
MWDW 53 ~ THE OUTLAW SHOULDER HOLSTER
Along with the above rig we were asked to create a matching shoulder holster with engraved concho. This rig available for $224.95. Add $25 per piece for antiquing and distressing.
This is a view of THE OUTLAW SHOULDER HOLSTER in old walnut color without antiquing or distressing as chosen for the final movie cut. They also chose our white bronze, L.D. Nimshke, post Civil War style engraved concho on the top strap shown here.
MWDW 54 ~ THE OUTLAW HAT BAND
Old Walnut color hat band with matching Indian stamped designs along the entire length. Engraved, nickel buckle and engraved domed spots decorate the hat band.
OFJ ~ OUT FOR JUSTICE
Great TV series about a circuit judge holding court in a different location each segment. This involved many guest stars and changes of scenery and seasons. Each holster wet formed using one of the guns actually owned by Billy the Kid. Sourced in Lincoln, New Mexico from a collector with provenance.
TVYD ~ YANCY DERRINGER
Yancy was a former Confederate officer who returned home to New Orleans and was secretly employed as a crime fighter by the city. Derringer had a family plantation called Waverly and owned the river boat Sultana. he always carried a four barrel Sharps Derringer and a sword hidden in his cane. Who can forget his Indian friend Pahoo who carried the shot gun and throwing knife on his back. This series ran from 1958 through 1959. Our adaptation of his belt holster will fit either the original Sharps or the high quality Miroku replica. With edge groove ~ $99.95. With one edge of stamping or as in the photo ~ $109.95
TVDAH – HATFIELD & McCOY FEUD ~ DEVIL ANSE HATFIELD
“Never Forget.” Devil Anse Hatfield, leader of the Hatfield clan, led a Kentucky – West Virginia feud decades long. What started with the stealing of a pig led to countless deaths and animosity to the present day. Our adaptation of the Hatfield rig consists of a lean, single drop loop, cross draw holster for a Colt or Remington, a 2 1/2″ wide, billeted cartridge belt and nickel clipped corner buckle ~ $349.95. The photo is in old walnut color. For antiquing and distressing add $25 per piece.
TVHLR- DEVIL ANSE HATFIELD’S LOGAN RAIDERS
During the Civil War, DEVIL ANSE HATFIELD, formed the Confederate Logan’s Wildcats to patrol the Tug Valley against thieves and Union raiders. This patrol, and its first Union victim, Harmon McCoy, younger brother of RANDALL McCOY, begin the HATFIELD & McCOY feud (along with the theft of a pig) between the two families. Devil Anse Hatfield’s Logan Raiders rig consists of a tan gun belt, square militia buckle, and a military style, butt forward holster with a Sam Brown stud attached and flap removed. ~ $299.95
TVBFSH – BAD FRANKIE DOUBLE SHOULDER HOLSTER
Frank Phillips was hired by the McCoy’s and Attorney Perry Cline to organize a “posse” to round up any offending Hatfield and bring them to justice. Frank carried a brace of Colt Single Action Army pistols in a double shoulder holster rig. This was a convenient way to wear a coat and cover up a significant arsenal. Double shoulder holster ~ $274.95
TVRRM – HATFIELD & McCOY FEUD ~ RANDOLPH “RANDALL” McCOY
(Photo Pending) “Never Forgive.” Randall McCoy held a grudge against Devil Anse Hatfield for deserting the Confederate cause when he was really needed. McCoy felt that was part of the reason he was captured and spend time in a Yankee prison camp. Our adaptation of the McCoy rig includes a double drop loop, edge tooled holster that will fit a Colt or Remington, a billeted. 2 1/2″ gun belt and square solid brass buckle ~ $349.95. The original is in saddle tan color. For antiquing and distressing add $25 per piece.
GSMD ~ DILLON
Many TV westerns had the trigger guard exposed, and most were buscaderos with the holster going through a slit on the belt. Those were Never worn by any cowboy in the true old west. This is a typical style of the TV period worn over a gun belt properly. This 7 1/2″ lined holster has a stiffener between the layers of leather to make it faster to draw. Holster, tapered gun belt with up to 18 bullet loops, and buckle ~ $474.95. For additional bullet loops add $1 per loop.
TVUJH – HATFIELD & McCOY FEUD ~ UNCLE JIM HATFIELD’S BAG
(Photo Pending) Uncle Jim of the Hatfield clan carried a right nice leather shoulder bag for his “possibles.” This bag began life as a container for the articles needed to shoot and maintain a muzzle loading rifle or pistol. Most likely a tin of percussion caps, a nipple pic and wrench, patches, lead balls, a bullet mold, a copper powder flask, patch knife and many other small items. Our adaptation ~ $124.95
TVLWS – LONGAIRE WYOMING SHERIFF
(Photo Pending) This contemporary modern day western has a high country Wyoming county Sheriff in the lead. He seems to be somewhat of a philosopher and carries a plain blue full size Colt 1911 semi auto in .45 ACP. The one touch that is nice are the presentation grade gorgeous stag grips. The Colt is carried on the right side in a well molded holster without a retention strap but it does have a tension screw to adjust the gun fit. His spare mag and cuffs are worn in a nifty combo pouch on the left side. His 1 3/4″ pant belt is a shade darker than the holster and sports a really nice silver Indian buckle with a bear’s claw engraved on it. Sheriff set ~$324.95 not including the buckle. (buckle coming soon).
TVTJS – TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER
(Photo Pending) From 1958 through 1961 a high grade TV western was produced by the same name. Tom Tryon was a young Texas Ranger who was mentored by the quintessential western actor Harry Carey Jr., who also acted with John Wayne in many cowboy movies. This was a well researched series with many of the gun rigs looking authentic and not buscadero style. John’s holster sported about a 30 degree cross draw and was held to the back skirt with a buckle strap near the toe. The trigger guard was exposed with a hammer thong. The holster was carried on a folded style money belt with a two inch tongue and nickel clipped corner buckle.
Unlined Slaughter holster with one line edge groove ~ $124.95. With one line stamp ~ $134.95. With basket weave or full tooling~ $149.95. Lined holster adds $25. Folded money belt with 2″ nickel clipped corner buckle ~ $174.95. Complete set like in the TV series ~ $324.95
FAST DRAW, B-WESTERN, SPAGHETTI WESTERN, & SILENT MOVIE GUN LEATHER
ASD ~ A SECOND TO DIE
In 1968 one of the very best spaghetti westerns ever made came out with Clay McCord in the main role as an outlaw trying to get amnesty in old New Mexico. Some of the finest cowboy shoot outs ever staged take place in this film. Clay’s holster was made by Anderson and his gun belt was made on site. The holster is toe forward with a skirt and buckle strap, worn very high on the belt. Gunfighter stitching covers the gun belt and continues onto the tongue. In typical Anderson style there are several bullet loops on both the tongue and buckle ends. Clay uses two gorgeous Colts in this movie. One with checkered walnut grips and the other with genuine mother of pearl. If you want the ultimate fast draw rig, this one is for you. Fully lined holster and gun belt ~ $499.95
UTW ~ UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
Also in 1968 Leone produced his most classic spaghetti western with some of the finest actors of the time, many in cameo roles such as Elam with the fly walking around on his face. Frank plays the evil gun man working for the rail road. His lithe gunfighter grace is almost a ballet as he shoots his way through town. His 5 1/2″ rig is toe forward with a buckle strap. His belt buckle is the typical Anderson hammered solid brass style. This rig has full bullet loops in the back and several on both the tongue and buckle ends. Fully lined holster and gun belt ~ $499.95
BSDE ~ A BULLET SPENT AN’ A DOLLAR EARNED
Spaghetti Western “toe forward” rig worn high. Carefully designed for fast draw through several revisions. This little known Spaghetti western had some spectacular gun leather and gun fights in it. This style often used in Cowboy Fast Draw Competitions. Although NO metal is used in the construction it is as firm and is SASS legal. Lined holster and lined tapered gun belt with “Gunfighter” stitch and buckle ~ $474.95
DWFD ~ DEE WOOLEM FAST DRAW
(Photo of original) The first National Fast Draw champion in 1955 and through 1957 was Dee Woolem. He put on fast draw shows at Knott’s Berry farm and taught many western actors how to handle a gun. Dee helped organize the sport of Fast Draw. The early holsters he designed were some of the fastest to draw from ever created and many are still in use today. We have been fortunate enough to obtain a very early copy of this pattern and are now able to offer it to you. This holster can be made with normal firmness or with a stiffener between the layers for an even more firm shaft at an additional cost. lined holster and unlined gun belt with full floral tooling ~ $499.95. Belt can be lined for an additional $24.95
VJD ~ VIRGINIAN
Our adaptation of the toe forward, lined, rough out leather rig worn for so many years on TV. Few fans know that his Colt SAA had the grip frame replaced with a (D) guard Dragoon brass frame giving him a better hand hold. Look closely at one of the TV series segments and you will see this unique addition. We were fortunate to meet James Drury at the Memphis Western Film Festival and he looks GREAT. Our cowboy hero of the evening TV series still has the piercing eyes and solid hand shake. Rough out, lined toe forward holster with six bullet loops on the buckle end, and lined tapered gun belt with “Gunfighter” stitch and heel bar buckle ~ $549.95
THE BUSCADERO COLLECTION
THE BUSCADERO STORY: There is no example of any holster going through a slit in the belt that was used by any cowboy in the old west. We have personally been in almost every cowboy museum and never found one. Here is the TRUE story of how this style came about.
In the 1930’s a famous Texas Ranger, Capt. John Hughes, had been shot in his right “Gun” hand and could not draw as usual. He went to a leather maker by the name of Myers to solve the problem. Myers said the only way to get your hand closer to the gun is to cut a slit in the belt and lower the holster. That became the new Ranger “Fast Draw.” San Francisco writer Eugene Cunningham wrote about this in a national magazine and named it the “Buscadero.” He said that is a Spanish word, which means “One who is hunted.” Hollywood saw this and immediately began using the distinctive style in all western movies. Now you know the rest of the story.
PALADIN ~ A knight without honor in a savage land
(Original photo) Our first rig will be the Paladin. You will remember what it said on his business card “Have gun, will travel,” Wire Paladin, San Francisco. This rig is fully lined, with full cartridge loops. It has a removable hammer thong and a leg tie. The original right hand set was black and made for a fully blue Colt SAA with 7 1/2″ barrel and black grips. The caliber was .45 LC and the buckle was a nickel clipped corner style. The most unique feature was the sterling silver chess knight applied to the front of the holster. He was once asked what horse was. He replied that it was a chess piece, and the most versatile. It can move in eight different directions, over obstacles, and it’s always unexpected. Our version ~ $594.95
PALADIN PANT BELT
(Original Photo)You can’t wear the correct Paladin rig without the 1 1/4″ matching pant belt and nickel oval buckle ~ $124.95
(Original photo) This series took place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, and depicted accurate occurrences during the settlement of the American West. The show was initially titled “Gun Law,” and ran from 1952 to 1961. The show was described as the dramatization of the American epic legend of the west. Matt Dillon, the Marshal, wore a right hand, Colt 7 ½” barrel, “Buscadero” holster with a single buckle strap and full bullet loops. The rig was lined and had a nickel clipped corner buckle. Our version ~ $549.95 (Most folks do not know that the gun was not a Colt but a “Great Western” Single Action.)
SCI-FI AND ACTION ADVENTURE COLLECTION
In this sci-fi series, the hero had a “blaster” pistol in a unique holster (in progress) He also carried a large Bowie knife and sheath- available now under our knife button.
FIRE FLY HOLSTER
Our version is made by careful examination of the original holster used in the series, owned by friends working on the series.
FIRE FLY BLASTER PISTOL
(In progress) Cast in resin from the original used in the movie.
FIRE FLY GUN BELT
Copied from the original. 1 3/4″ heavy weight 9-10 gauge tooling leather, with edge groove. Double tongue brass Garrison buckle ~ $124.95
FIRE FLY BOWIE KNIFE AND SHEATH
Knife is 14 1/4″ overall with a 9 3/8″ 420 stainless full tang blade. Laminated wood handles with solid brass guard. Front of sheath has a chain link border stamp with a large Texas star embossed in the center and small stars in the corners. With edge groove ~ $224.95. With tooling as shown ~ $249.95
ARCHAEOLOGY HERO (ArcHERO™) EXPEDITION COLLECTION
ArcHERO™ EXPEDITION GEAR (We welcome all inquiries about this gear and how we can improve it)
Do not confuse Chisholm’s Trail gear with thin off brand prop or costume stuff. Our ArcHero™ set is “ready for your adventure” – anywhere in the world under any weather conditions. Sewn with heavy 346 nylon thread, our gear is tough and will not let you down. After the holster is “wet formed” to the gun, our vegetable tanned leather has a double immersion of “oil base” color stain, and is completed with hand rubbed saddle finish inside and out. From a real archaeologist to a re-enactor this gear is for you. For antiquing add $20 (wrinkling and variegated color). For distressing add $20 (abrasion after antiquing). Our patterns are created using enhanced original photos with C.S.I. detail technology. We also own several WW1 holsters and have reverse engineered them. Our Hero’s passion for British gun leather and guns probably are the result in his time overseas where remnants of British military surplus and 455 ammo was available, and economical, in most countries after WW1. Research reveals that officers were required to provide their own gun leather based on specific patterns so a tremendous variety of colors and slight variations occur in originals. Special thanks for critical input, design features, and color descriptions from Todd of Todd’s Costumes, and Indy Magnoli for assistance and advice.
THE REAL INDY ~ ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS (This Archaeology Hero is the real deal)
Roy (Indy) was a naturalist, intrepid explorer, bone digger, hunter, writer, self- promoter, and sometime director of the American Museum of Natural History, he was the closest thing to Indy in the real world. He may have rubbed modest scientists the wrong way, but he had a genius for finding remarkable things even while looking for others. His most famous expedition discovered dinosaur eggs in a nest while looking for ancient “Peking Man” human ancestors. He commonly wore a spear point 2″ gun belt tapered down to 1 3/4″ for a Garrison buckle. The belt had a cartridge slide holding six 45 auto rim or 45 LC cartridges. His holster was a WW1 military style with the flap removed and would hold a Colt SAA or a S&W model 1917. At times he would carry a Webley flap holster that would also accommodate the S&W.He also carried an old style U.S. marked utility pouch. The complete set with open top or flap holster ~ $399.95
(ROLA) ArcHERO™ S&W 1917 FOUR INCH BARREL FLAP HOLSTER
In the first segment, our ArcHERO™ uses a 4″ barrel, fixed sight, Smith & Wesson (N) frame, 455 big bore revolver, with checkered walnut grips. His gun is carried in a WW1 British Military Webley holster. Many incorrect versions of this rig are being sold as accurate. We recommend you view a blu-ray version to confirm the construction details. Our holster is made from a reverse engineered original WW1 Webley holster. It is wet formed to fit the 4″ barrel S&W revolver like a glove, using American Wickett & Craig (9-10) gauge tooling leather. Our flap holster version ~ $124.95. For antiquing add $20 (wrinkling and variegated color). For distressing add $20 (abrasion after antiquing).
BW 5.5 ~ WEBLEY FLAP HOLSTER FOR S&W 1917 WITH 5 1/2″ BARREL
If you have a Smith & Wesson Model 1917 with a full length 5 1/2″ barrel then this holster is for you. You can have the look of your favorite Archaeology hero on the big screen or have a holster that will protect your revolver like the original that went through three wars. Our flap holster version ~ $124.95. For antiquing add $20 (wrinkling and variegated color). For distressing add $20 (abrasion after antiquing).
S&W MODEL 1917 REPLICA WITH RAMP FRONT SIGHT
We are currently having our personal S&W 455 cast in both resin and solid metal for two different types of replicas. Stay tuned and let us know if you are interested in one. They will be produced in limited quantity.
BRITISH WEBLEY 455 LARGE FRAME ArchHERO™ REPLICA REVOLVER
Chisholm’s Trail is now a licensed dealer selling the ArcHero™ 455 Webley. This metal replica is almost totally exact to the original British Webley. It has all moving parts including dummy bullets. A copy of the pre WW2 operating and shooting manual is included. This is a perfect replacement when you can not carry a real revolver at events. It can also be used as a air gun for target practice. In stock and ready to ship ~ $179.95
ArcHERO™ GUN BELT, BUCKLE, & KEEPER
An adventurer can not have a belt or buckle that is thin or weak. Our ArcHERO™ gun belt is 1 1/2″ wide and 9-10 gauge thick. It has a seven hole tongue, secured with a heavy duty, nickel plated, solid brass, American cast buckle – not cheap pot metal. We provide you with both a nickel and a leather keeper so you can use either one. Gun belt, buckle, & two keepers~ $124.95. For antiquing add $20 (wrinkling and variegated color). For distressing add $20 (abrasion after antiquing).
ArcHERO™ PANT BELT, BUCKLE, & TIP
A close examination of the the original ArcHERO™ buckle revealed it was a U.S. military dress buckle. On the back side it said “MADE IN USA,” not made in China. We obtain ours from a certified military contract vendor so you can be assured that what you buy from us is correct. The webbing in our belts is the same hefty weave as in the original military version. Beware of thin foreign web belts. We arranged to get extra large 54″ long. You can measure your waist size by placing a tape measure inside your belt loops and snug it up. Do not trust pant or belt size. Then decide how many inches you want beyond that to hang out, take off the buckle and cut off what you don’t want at the buckle end to fit. Dress belt with solid brass buckle, brass tip, and web belt in khaki or brown ~ $19.95. “Only buy the best made in USA. (In Stock and ready for immediate shipment)
ArcHERO™ WHIP HOLDER
Removable whip holder available for $19.95.
(TOD) ArcHERO™ TEMPLE LONG BARREL (TOE PLUG) WEBLEY HOLSTER
(In progress) This holster is basically a longer and darker version of the above holster with a different belt loop on the back. It will hold the longer barrel Webley .455 revolver with a toe plug and was worn in all the rest of the episodes except for the Skull. Our flap holster version ~ $124.95. For antiquing add $20 (wrinkling and variegated color). For distressing add $20 (abrasion after antiquing).
(CS) ArcHERO™ SKULL (CLOSED TOE) WEBLEY HOLSTER
(In progress)This is the last holster worn by our ArcHero™. It is similar to the other Webley holsters except it has a toe that is sewn closed, not a toe plug and is darker. Our flap holster version ~ $124.95. For antiquing add $20 (wrinkling and variegated color). For distressing add $20 (abrasion after antiquing).
ArcHERO™ RAIDER SATCHEL SHOULDER STRAP
Recent research with the Studio has found that the original shoulder strap was constructed using a German military G-3 rifle sling. In addition, it was secured with a two sided button stud and not a Chicago screw. At one point additional leather was added to the strap for correct shoulder length. We reverse engineered the satchel shoulder strap from an original pre-WW2 sling. Ours version is made from American Wickett & Craig, thick 7-8 gauge, vegetable tanned, tooling leather. Like the original, ours does not have an edge groove. Chisholm’s Trail also has an original W&G made 1941, Mark V1 gas mask bag to fit this. Our “Raider” shoulder strap is adjusted with a heavy duty “relaxed fit” slider buckle which does not mark up the strap’s leather surface. Bag attaches using a button stud for quick securing but a screw rivet can be substituted upon request. Set includes button stud, slider buckle, leather keeper, and antiqued strap ~ $29.95 (Bag not included) Order length depending on your height. Our hardware very strong and cast from white bronze which allows for “authentic look” antiquing.
ArcHERO™ CLEANING ROD
A Hero has to clean his revolvers and so do you. We came across these genuine “original American made” cleaning rods made for Smith & Wesson & Webley during the World War One period. They appear to be copper plated over steel with a slot for your bore cleaning cloth. The generous push loop at the other end will allow even those with larger fingers to fit. They will work both for an S&W or any barrel length Webley. The addition of this cleaning rod in your “kit’ really adds authenticity. These are desired collector’s items and very rare. Only a limited number of originals still exist. When they are gone there will be no more. Get your original ArcHERO™ period cleaning rod today for $14.95 while they are still around. When we opened the carton they were still packed in “hay or straw” – how cool is that.
ArcHERO™ AMMO POUCH
A “real life” Hero would carry his ammo in a companion pouch to the Webley holster. It would be worn on the front right of the belt in front of the holster for quick access. There is actually enough room inside for some ammo and a military compass, or a small cell phone. Ours are hand made, one at a time ~ $89.95