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Made for a long barrel Colt single action, I would guess the 1950's/1960s. It is not old, old based on the style and the buckle straps on the double loops. Maker, other than down south,sorry don't have the foggiest, these were made in great quantity during the TV cowboy era. Best I can do, others. Nice holster, needs some TLC.
 

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Ron -
Any idea how it was worn ? The "belt" seems to be integral with the holster as though it would be placed over the head and under one arm like an old style shoulder holster.
Any comments on the leather string and loop setup ?
Appreciate your input.
 

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There is no belt. That is all holster. The two straps buckle on the front of the holster. It is like this one, except instead of the holster body being stuck through two cuts in the "skirt", there are two belts attached to the skirt and they buckle around the holster body.



With the skirt buckled to the holster body, that leaves a tunnel between the body and the skirt that the belt runs through.

 

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Cheap holsters, made in Mexico, used urine in the leather tanning process. If it gets wet and starts to smell like a bathroom, that's the reason.

Not all Mexican leather. Just the cheap ones.
 

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That type of holster and belt together are called a Buscadero rig. The holster hangs low on the waist from a loop in the belt. The top, short throng, slips over the hammer of the gun to keep it from falling out when riding, the bottom throng is for tying around your leg to keep the holster from riding up when doing a fast draw. However in spite of it being used in untold hundreds of B cowboy movies, the Buscadero rig was developed after the old west was tamed { in the early 1900's }. You can't even believe in the movies anymore.:eek: The two buckled straps are really modern, from the late 1950's or 60's. The type of holster that ( as shown by Alpo ) that slips through the two cut slits is one of the proper styles for the old west and is called either a one loop or two loop Mexican loop holster. That type does not hang low from the belt , but rather ( the Loop Holster ) holds the gun high and tight.
 

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A nice view of how it looks. Ignore the shotgun, just look at the holster.

 
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