Re: Holster for Pietta 1858 New Army .44 Revolver?
I have a US Army leather holster with a flap, calvary style. It is not chrome tanned, which is used for garment making. It is oak (vegetable) tanned, so it can be carved and formed to the pistol. It is a cross-draw, which was used in that era because it was difficult to draw right-handed from a horse. Few men carried a pistol like in the Western movies. Bianchi made my holster, I made the belt. There are no ammo loops, you were suppose to have a ball pouch that you carried the lead balls in, and a powder horn or flask for the black powder. Of course, patch knife and ticking and grease was needed.
Hope this helps.
Member: American Legion, Former Texas Ranger Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Retired California Peace Officer Association, Life Member of NRA
Last edited by UncleDannie; 08-20-2012 at 12:18 AM..