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Old West Gun Holsters

OldTradingPost.com also created Vintagegunleather.com because of our belief in maintaining the historical accuracy of Gun Holsters and Gun Leather throughout the products development. It is uncertain who first thought up the idea of what became the traditional“cowboy” holster, commonly referred to as the Mexican Loop or El Paso Loop holster. It was cut out of one piece of leather, shaped so that one half of the leather folded over like a sandwich, with the open bottom edge and the contoured open side edges stitched closed to form the pouch for the gun. The other half of the leather was folded down behind the full length of the pouch to make the “skirt.” From two to six slits were then cut horizontally through the middle of this skirt, forming one, two or three straps that the pouch was inserted down through to form the finished holster. And the fold at the top of the holster formed a loop for a belt to go through, so that the holster hung on the belt, not below it. At first, the top of the outer side of the Mexican Loop holster was so high that it was nothing more than a pocket for the pistol to fall into. But over the years, the top side of the holster was cut down further and further until a.com ll of the handle of the gun and part of the trigger guard were exposed so that the gun could be gripped faster and pulled from the holster faster. Yes, some individuals probably created their own fast-draw holsters during this time, and perhaps some even tied down their holsters with a rawhide thong around their thighs so that the holster wouldn’t ride up the leg on a fast draw. But otherwise, and contrary to movie myth, these Mexican Loop holsters that were usually worn high on the hip into the 20th century were not fast-draw holsters, and the so-called Hollywood fast-draw holsters of the 1950s movie boom simply did not exist in the 1800s and that is why we created a separate category for what we call Fast Draw Holsters or in some cases Hollywood Fast Draw Holsters.

1879 Wes Hardin Slim Jim Holster

1879 Wes Hardin Slim Jim Holster

The John Wesley Hardin Laredo Style Slim Jim Side Holster was the Holster of Choice for John Wesley Hardin's Smith & Wesson model #3 Schofield which...
$124.95
Sale: $106.21
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1880 Texas Ranger Western Holster

1880 Texas Ranger Western Holster

The 1880 Ranger Western Cowboy pistol holster, our version of the Mexican Double Loop holster, the most popular holster of the late western frontier....
$95.50
Sale: $81.18
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1881 Jesse James Tooled Leather Slim Jim Gun Holster

1881 Jesse James Tooled Leather Slim Jim Gun Holster

A replica of the rig used by Jesse James in the 1870’s. The holster features “tear away” style carving that was popular on the frontier and...
$194.95
Sale: $165.71
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1885 Old West Double Loop Gun Holster

1885 Old West Double Loop Gun Holster

Our version of the mid 1800's Mexican Territory double loop style holster which is hand crafted from only the finest top quality skirting leather....
$97.95
Sale: $83.25
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1888 Hamley Pendleton Roundup Single Loop Holster

1888 Hamley Pendleton Roundup Single Loop Holster

  Our version of the 1888 Single Loop Holster is hand rubbed to a fine finish made of only the finest top grain leather and is available in your...
$91.58
Sale: $77.85
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1890 Old West Cowboy Gun Holster

1890 Old West Cowboy Gun Holster

The 1890 Original Western Cowboy pistol holster a simple and reliable designed holster was worn by Captain John R. Hughes and John Selman (the man...
$97.95
Sale: $83.26
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1894 Al Furstnow Design Miles City Full Skirt Round Single Loop Gun Holster

1894 Al Furstnow Design Miles City Full Skirt Round Single Loop Gun Holster

Here is a Gun Holster which we found available in the 1925 Catalog of Al Furstnow Saddlery from Miles City, Montana 1894 - 1948.  Al Furstnow was...
$102.80
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1896 S C Gallup Saddlery Design Pueblo Double Loop Holster

1896 S C Gallup Saddlery Design Pueblo Double Loop Holster

1896 S. C. Gallup Design Pueblo Double Loop Holster   It was around the 1890s that we started seeing a major change in holster design as the...
$88.78
Sale: $75.46
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