Our Old Trading Post 1911 John Abernathy "The Wolf Catcher" Inspired Tapered Prairie Gun Belt with Holster and Double Clip Pouch is one of our most sought after Gun Leather Sets for your Semi Automatic Pistols. The original 1911 John Abernathy Inspired Set we made was created to carry a Colt 1911 Government Model Pistol with a 5" Barrel and the Individual worked with Wolves in the U. S. A. Northwest States of Montana, Idaho and Washington that is how we named the set. The Inspiration for our 1911 Gun Belt, Holster and Double Clip Pouch John (Jack) Reeves Abernathy, aka: "Wolf Catcher" or "Catch 'Em Alive Jack" a working Cowboy at 11 years old, Ranch Bronc Buster at 15 years old, the youngest appointed U. S. Marshall at 29 years old and a Oil Wildcatter by 32 years old.
The 1911 "Wolf Catcher" Inspired Tapered Prairie Gun Belt is made from Premium Grade Heavyweight U. S. A. Leather and is 2 3/4 inches wide with a 1 1/2 inch billet strap which is secured by a 1 1/2 inch stainless steel clipped corner belt buckle. The 2 3/4 inch Tapered Prairie Style Gun Belt comes with Western Fancy Stitching across the length of the Tapered Prairie Gun Belt. The 2 3/4 inch wide Tapered Prairie Style Gun Belt in this set also comes with your choice of a smooth leather lining or a suede leather lining for added comfort, rigidity. The "Wolf Catcher" Inspired Tapered Prairie Gun Belt is available in either Black Leather or Brown Leather which you can choose at the checkout.
We have included in this set a Double Magazine / Clip Pouch so you can carry 2 extra fully loaded magazine / clips of ammunition. The Double Magazine / Clip Pouch is unlined and is made to carry the specific Magazines / Clips you choose when specifying your semi automatic pistol for the set. The 1911 "Wolf Catcher" Inspired Tear Drop Single Loop Holster is made from Premium Grade Heavyweight U. S. A. Leather. The Tear Drop Single Loop Holster is made with a reinforced holster sheath in the Hollywood Fast Draw style popularized from the 1940's through the 1980's and comes completely double border stitched.
The Tear Drop Design Single Loop Holsters are available in a cross draw version and a side draw version. We will make this Tear Drop Single Loop Holster for the exact pistol you specify and they are available for the left hand shooter or the right hand shooter.
PREMIUM GRADE LEATHERS
AVAILABLE IN BLACK,BROWN, DARK CHESTNUT, TAN COLOR
TEAR DROP DESIGN SINGLE LOOP HOLSTER DESIGN
DOUBLE MAGAZINE / CLIP POUCH
WESTERN FANCY STITCHING ON GUN BELT
STANDARD WAIST SIZES FROM 26 WAIST UP TO 44 WAIST ( LARGER SIZES 46 WAIST UP TO 60 WAIST ADD $35.00)
NOTE 1) WHEN ENTERING WAIST SIZE, PLEASE ENTER YOUR ACTUAL PANTS WAIST SIZE AND ALSO YOUR EXACT HIP MEASUREMENT, 2 INCHES 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.
NOTE 2) MANY OF OUR WESTERN GUN HOLSTERS ARE CUSTOM MADE TO YOUR EXACT SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT. CUSTOM MADE ORDERS MAY REQUIRE 8-12WEEKS BEFORE SHIPPING. PLEASE CALL 888-653-8723 OR EMAIL HELP@OLDTRADINGPOST.COM TO CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY IF YOU NEED YOUR ORDER SOONER.
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ABOUT: John (Jack) Reeves Abernathy, aka: "Wolf Catcher" or "Catch 'Em Alive Jack" (January 28, 1876 – January 11, 1941)
Jack Abernathy was born in 1876 in Bosque County, Texas. In 1882 his family moved to Nolan County, Texas and entered the booming cattle business. Jack was virtually a music prodigy and at age 6 played piano in a Sweetwater saloon for $13.00 an evening. His mother was unaware of this activity and quickly put a stop to it. At the time, cowboys were paid $30.00 a month. At 11 years of age, Jack worked as a cowboy for the A-K-X Ranch and helped drive a large herd of cattle 500 miles to market at Englewood, Kansas. At age 15, he joined the J-A Ranch and soon earned the job and salary increase as "first saddle" – whose job was to break the meanest, orneriest horses on the ranch so other cowboys could then ride them.
In 1905, Jack's life took an unexpected turn when President Theodore Roosevelt requested that Jack demonstrate his unique hunting skill. It seems Jack had learned to capture prairie wolves with only his hands. Teddy was so impressed when he witnessed, first hand, Jack's ability that he appointed him U.S. Marshal to the Western district of Oklahoma Territory – the youngest U.S. Marshal in history. After his appointment, Jack and his wife, Jessie Pearl moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma, which was to become the state capitol in 1907. Jack and Teddy became friends and through Teddy, Jack was introduced to many of the famous men of the day, including Mark Twain, Jack London, Frederick Remington, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Andrew Carnegie. His acquaintance with Thomas Edison led Jack to make motion picture films of the wolf hunt and of his sons Temple and Bud's adventures.
Jessie Pearl died in 1907, not long after giving birth to her sixth child, Pearlie Mae. The family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas area during the oil boom days and Jack became a wildcatter. Temple joined his father in that occupation and Bud studied law at the University of Oklahoma becoming a lawyer in Wichita Falls and eventually a judge. John Abernathy earned this nickname of "Catch 'Em Alive Jack" by capturing hundreds of wolves single handedly without ever having to kill one. He would prevent the wolves from attacking him by jamming his hands down their throats.