Here it is Folks! The Original Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) Bounty Hunter Mares Leg (Laig) Gun Belt & Clip Lock Side Holster is now available to order. Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) was a man of few words. A bounty hunter by trade, he tracked his prey all over the West. Josh Randall carried an 1892 44/40 center fire Winchester carbine that he called “Mare’s Laig.” It handled like a revolver by had the punch of a rifle. Unlike other bounty hunters, Randall had scruples. He tried to bring the prisoner in alive and often found himself called upon to protect people in need.
In 1960 the character of Jason Nichols (Wright King) was added to help Randall out. After watching many hours of "Wanted Dead or Alive" and studying the Mares Leg, gun belt, and side holster worn on the Famous Television Show, we have designed this amazing rendition just for you. This fantastic gun belt and side holster is a custom made set made from heavy Veg. Tanned Leather and completely leather lined. The attached Side Holster is Spring Clip Secured, and is made with the same quality. We can make the Bounty Hunter's gun belt and holster to fit any model of Mares Leg which has the "Saddle Ring" or "Sling Ring" which is used in securing that part of the Mares Leg to the holster on a small hook.
In recent years there have been quite a few variations or Manufacturers of Mares Leg (Laig) Lever Action Pistols including a Winchester, Henry Rifle, Puma, Rossi Ranch Hand, etc. Simply specify your model when ordering your gun belt & holster. We have added pictures of the version used in the 1950's and pictures of the version available to you now so you can judge for yourself.
- Premium Grade Leathers
- Available In Black, Brown, Chestnut Or Tan Color
- Border Tooling Available with a Leather or Suede Lining for Belt and Holster
- Our set is patterned after the original Andy Anderson design with a 3" Wide Gun Belt (Not 5" Like The Original)
- Available in Standard Waist Sizes from 26 Waist up to 44 Waist (Larger size 46 up to 60 Waist are an additional $35.00)
- Standard Ammo Loop Calibers Offered (No Loops, .22 Caliber, .32 Caliber, .357 / .38 Caliber, .41 Caliber And .44 / .45 Caliber)
NOTE 1) WHEN ENTERING WAIST SIZE, PLEASE ENTER YOUR ACTUAL PANTS WAIST SIZE AND ALSO YOUR EXACT HIP MEASUREMENT, 2? BELOW THE BELT (WIDEST PART OF HIP). WE HAVE A FORMULA FOR CALCULATING YOUR PROPER GUN BELT SIZE THAT ALLOWS FOR IDEAL SIDE HANG AND ADJUSTMENTS FOR COMFORTABLE FIT OVER CLOTHING.
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ABOUT: Wanted Dead or Alive (1958-1961) 94 Episodes Starring Steve McQueen as Bounty Hunter Josh Randall
Josh Randall (McQueen) is a Confederate veteran and bounty hunter with a soft heart. He often donates his earnings to the needy and helps his prisoners if they have been wrongly accused. Josh Randall carries a shortened Winchester Model 1892 carbine called the "Mare's Leg" in a holster patterned after "gunslinger" rigs then popular in movies and television. Randall can draw and fire his weapon with blazing speed. Three Mare's Legs were used in the series, differing in the shape of the lever and the barrel. Although Randall is a bounty hunter, he doesn't chase and capture only men on wanted posters. He also settles a family feud, frees unjustly jailed or sentenced men, helps an amnesia victim recover his memory, and finds missing husbands, sons, fathers, a fiancée, a suitor, a daughter who had been captured many years earlier by Indians, an Army deserter, a pet sheep, and even Santa Claus.
This variety, as well as his pursuit of justice and not just money, contributed to the show's attraction and popularity. Except for a few episodes at the beginning of the series, Randall rode a horse named Ringo. Several episodes in 1960 included a sidekick named Jason Nichols (Wright King), a deputy sheriff turned bounty hunter. He and Randall worked well together on-screen, sharing a chemistry audiences enjoyed. By the start of the third season, Nichols had been dropped. The episode called "The Partners", where Nichols killed three men that Randall felt could have been taken alive, is often considered the episode that broke up the partnership, although that was actually only the second episode with Wright King and long before the last episode he appeared in. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of Trackdown, a 1957–59 western series starring Robert Culp.