BLACK POWDER HOLSTERS & RIGS

WESTERN HOLSTERS AND GEAR
FOR BLACK POWDER REVOLVERS

When I started this business, I noticed there were not a lot of nice rigs made for the black powder shooter.  I enjoy the old guns, and know that many of you do too, so here we offer an extensive line of hand made holsters and rigs for those classic old guns.  Each piece is individually hand crafted and hand stitched.  Hand stitching is a dying art and very slow work, but it is the most authintic, durable and attractive stitching.  We hope you will appreciate the quality and effort of our hand stitched work.

Tooling and finish seen on one holster can be applied to any other.  You may also swap out belts on our rigs.  Just pick out the belt you like and we will work up a price for your rig. 
All models fit belts up to 2" unless otherwise stated.  Please specify belt size when ordering if you need something different.

Remember to put Safety First when handling firearms, and support the NRA to protect your rights.


RED RIVER

This is a great rig for the cap and ball shooter on a budget!  The Red River Rig features an unlined belt with a solid brass clip point buckle made from 12 oz. saddle skirting along with an unlined 49er holster and our Hansford style belt pouch.  All are made from Wickett & Craig Chestnut skirting and have our Santa Fe border tooling.

Available for Colt & Remington revolvers.  This rig can be made plain or tooled and can be hand dyed if you wish.  Inquire for custom prices.

US $220.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00
US S&H $16.00

 
THE WILL HANSFORD NAVY RIG

This simple but elegant rig is for Colt Navy models and will be featured in our upcoming online book, The Hansford Chronicles. 

Used by William B. Hansford, both holster and belt are hand stained black and have a natural smooth cowhide lining.  The belt is a 1 3/4" Garrison belt with solid brass buckle.   The holster is a Forty-niner crossdraw but is also available for strong side.

US $375.00
Border tooling, add $32.00
Full tooling, add $50.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00
US S&H $16.00

THE WILL HANSFORD ARMY RIG

Another of the rigs that will be featured in our upcoming online book, The Hansford Chronicles. 
Used by William B. Hansford later in the book, this rig features the same 1 3/4" lined Garrison belt with solid brass buckle as seen above.   The holster is an unlined Forty-niner crossdraw for the Colt 1860 Army model.  This rig also has a matching Cartridge Pouch with a button stud closure and internal flap to keep items secure.

US $375.00
Border tooling, add $40.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00
US S&H $16.00

THE BRONCO CHARLIE RIG

183 men were known to ride for the Pony Express.  The youngest of these was Bronco Charlie at just 11 years of age.  This rig is dedicated to him and his brave companions.  Learn more about Bronco Charlie at The American West

At left the unlined Bronco Charlie holster for the 1851 Navy Colt, a fully lined ranger belt and 3" belt pouch in a natural hand oiled finish with matching border tooling on all.  Available for all Colt models.

US $385.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00

US S&H $16.00
THE PREACHER

Inspired by Clint Eastwood's role in "Pale Rider".

This rig features an unlined single loop holster for the 8"-1858 Remington revolver, and a fully lined tapered belt with three cylinder loops.

US $375.00
Border tooling, add 32.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00

US S&H $16.00 
THE SANTA FE RIG

Settlers moving west along the Santa Fe Trail faced many dangers.  Most were armed with cap and ball revolvers (if they were lucky), and when trouble came you had better be quick!

The Santa Fe Rig is for the 8" Remington 1858 revolver, and features a modified Slim Jim holster for quicker access,  a fully lined 2" ranger belt, spare cylinder pouch and a 2 1/2" cap pouch, all in a natural hand oiled finish with  border tooling.  Also available for Colt models.

US $425.00
Hand stained, add $40.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00

US S&H $16.00
LLANO

The Llano Estacado or Staked Plains, was one of the most dangerous places on earth during the Comanche years in Texas.  Rangers feared entering the Llano as much as they feared the Comanche.  Waterless, featureless and prone to extreme weather, these plains were a place where men entered and were never seen again!

Rangers who followed the Comanche into the Staked Plains needed a good horse, plenty of water, plus guns and gear they could depend on.  This rig, made for the Remington 1858 New Army is a no frills, top quality rig featuring a lined Garrison belt and lined 49er. holster plus a spare cylinder pouch.
  
US $425.00
 
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00

US S&H $16.00
THE FOURTH HORSEMAN

Another rig inspired by Clint Eastwood's role in "Pale Rider". 

This beautiful rig features a fully lined single loop holster for the 5 1/2"-1858 Remington revolver, and a lined tapered belt with three cylinder loops.  Both are hand stained antique brown, richly tooled and feature four cross conchos.

US $550.00
8" Remington, add $10.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00

US S&H $16.00
THE ARCHANGEL

A new, and more traditional addition to our Fourth Horseman line, all of which represent our finest heirloom quality gear.

Fully lined single loop holster for Remington & Colt revolvers.  A lined 2 1/2" tapered belt and a matching belt pouch.  

All three are stained antique brown, richly tooled, and feature Christian cross conchos.

US $560.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00

US S&H $16.00

Also available in cross draw.  See the photo at the top of this page.
THE SCOUT

A scout had to travel light, fast and nearly unseen.  Confrontation on the plains for a man alone was something to be avoided.  This simple rig holds to this belief.

Unlined crossdraw holster for the Remington 1858 revolver and a lined 1 3/4" Garrison belt, both in hand stained dark brown.

US $250.00
8" Remington, add $10.00
Belt lengths over 44", add $10.00

US S&H $16.00

THE SCOUT (Holster Only)

An Unlined holster for the Remington 1858 - 5 1/2".  Available crossdraw or streight hang.

US $75.00 (as shown)

8" Remington, add $5.00
Full tooling, add $20.00
Hand stained, $12.00

US S&H $10.00
 

THE BRONCO CHARLIE HOLSTER 

Unlined one piece holster with the belt loop folded over and stitched.  They come standard with a hammer retention thong.  These unlined holsters are designed to be slim and light with no extra bulk to add to the already large revolver.  At left The Bronco Charlie Holster for the 1851 Navy Colt in a natural oil finish.  Available for all Colt models.

US $90.00 (as shown)
Full tooling, add $20.00
Hand stained, $12.00

US S&H $10.00

THE BRAZOS 

Unlined single loop with half flap for the 1851 & 1861 Navy Colt and 1860 Army in a hand oiled finish with border tooling.
 
US $95.00
Hand stained, add $12.00


US S&H $10.00

THE HANSFORD 49' POCKET HOLSTER

Used by William B. Hansford in our upcoming online book, The Hansford Chronicles. This is a Forty-niner strong side holster for the Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver.  Hand stained black, lined with smooth natural cowhide or suede.  A handsome holster for a fine revolver.

US $120.00
Border tooling, add $8.00
Full tooling, add $20.00

US S&H $10.00

THE TRINITY 

Single loop with half flap for the 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  Unlined

Plain US $70.00 
Border tooled, add $8.00
Hand stained, add $8.00

US S&H $10.00

THE GAMBLER

Single loop with half flap for the 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.

This is a cross-draw model which is easy to access from a sitting possition and has a little more flare than the standard model above.  With full tooling, a slotted concho and a hand oiled finish this would have been a good compliment to any gambler in Tombstone or any other old west town.

Unlined, US $100.00
Hand stained, add $8.00
No Concho, deduct $10.00

US S&H $10.00

HOLE IN THE WALL

The Hole in the Wall was a notorious bandits hide out.  This little holster is a perfect hide out for the Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver.  Though not historically correct, I feel sure if it had been available, many would have used it.  Fits 1 1/2" belts.

US $70.00
Hand stained, add $8.00

US S&H $8.00

WOLF CREEK

One piece holster with the belt loop folded over and stitched.  They come standard with a hammer retention thong.  (Unlined)

For the 8" Remington 1858 revolver.  Features our Wolf Creek border tooling.

US $95.00 (as shown)
Hand stained, add $12.00
5 1/2" barrel, deduct $5.00

Also available for all Colt models.

US S&H $10.00

THE SANTA FE

For the 8" Remington 1858 revolver, this holster is a modified Slim Jim for quicker access.  A great holster for large cap and ball revolvers because the loop causes the gun to ride higher on the belt.  Shown in oiled leather with border tooling (unlined).

US $95.00 (as shown)
Hand stained, $12.00

Also available for all Colt models.

US S&H $10.00
THE SANTA FE (Navy)

For Colt Navy revolvers, this holster is a modified Slim Jim for quicker access.  A great holster, available for strong side or crossdraw.  Shown in oiled leather with border tooling (unlined).

US $95.00 (as shown)
Hand stained, $12.00

Also available for the Colt 1860 Army.

US S&H $10.00
HANSFORD CARTRIDGE POUCH

This Cartridge Pouch is perfect for loose cartridges or black powder loading supplies.  It has an internal flap to hold items secure and a brass button stud.

Fits belts up to 2". Specify larger if needed.

US $60.00 (Natural oiled leather)
Hand stained, add $8.00
Border tooling, add $8.00

US S&H $8.00
 

SPARE CYLINDER POUCH

This is the best cylinder pouch we have seen.  Holds cylinder on its side and is completly enclosed.  For the Remington .44 Cal. 1858 New Army.  Fits belts up to 2". Specify larger if needed.

Cylinder pouch US $60.00 (Plain)
Hand stained, add $8.00
Border tooling, add $8.00

 
US S&H $8.00

BELT & CAP POUCHES

3" belt or 2" cap pouches with internal flap to hold items secure.  Fits belts up to 2".  Specify larger if needed.

Belt pouch, US $60.00 (Plain)
Cap pouch, US $50.00 (Plain)
Hand stained, add $8.00
Border tooling, add $8.00


US S&H $8.00

 

CIVIL WAR HOLSTERS

Shown left is a Confederate flap holster for the 1851 Navy Colt.  This same model is also available for the 1858 Remington New Army model or the 1860 Colt Army. Holster fits belts up to 2"

This is not the same junk holster you will find many places, but a hand crafted, hand stitched holster made of the best leather we can find.

Colors: Natural oiled brown or black.

Unlined, US $100.00

US S&H $10.00