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1898 Tombstone Skeleton Shoulder Holster

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Starting at: $194.95

These 1898 Tombstone Skeleton Shoulder Harness with Single or Double  Holsters are available in a Plain Style Leather.  We can make this 1898 Tombstone Skeleton Shoulder Harness with Single Holster or Double Holsters for SAA Revolvers 3 1/2" up to 7 1/2" Barrel Lengths and all Calibers, weather you are Right Hand Draw or Left Hand Draw we can make a Holster for you. Leather covered spring protects the gun and allows for fast draw.

The 1898 Tombstone Skeleton Shoulder Harness with Single Holster was originally designed with a filing for patent on August 18, 1898 by a E. D. Zimmerman and simply listed  on the Patent Application as a Pistol Holder.  I truly wish I could present a story more worthy of the Old West Lore like the one I first heard about this design, here it is in a very much condensed version I was truly Riveted in the extended version many years ago when the full story included some Drinking, Gambling and loose talk. 

To make a long story short due to a shortage of supplies in the early town of  Tombstone, Arizona the Sheriff  had no holster due to a shortage of leather as well as many other supplies.   Well the Sheriffs Gun hung on a Wood Backer attached to the wall with a hook in it in which the gun was hung. 

Well once when the Sheriff was called out for a Gunfight he still had no holster so he tied a rope to that wood backer he ripped off the wall and hung it over his shoulder and proceeded to walk out for his Gunfight and would you believe he died right there with the gun still on the hook.  Well as the say in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence "When the Legend becomes fact Print the Legend" well in this case we just couldn't do that !!

The fastest western shoulder holster available.
Leather covered spring protects the gun and allows for fast draw

Available for Single Actions with fixed and adjustable sights (3" to 7 1/2" barrels).

Since these holsters are custom made at time of order, please allow 6 to 12 weeks for delivery.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OPTION BOXES REQUIRE A SELECTION BEFORE THE ITEM CAN BE ADDED TO THE SHOPPING CART.

  • Model: EPS1898TMBSTNSHLDR
  • Manufactured by: El Paso Saddlery


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