Old West Holsters

Old West Holsters

Last Best West Leather

Old West Holsters

Old West holsters for your single action pistols from the last best west

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America.

Orders ship in 3-5 weeks

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Back in the 1880s cowboys earned a dollar a day if they were good, and the luxury of a gun belt and holster or some other fine leather work might often be determined by their own abilities as a leather worker. Most every ranch or outfit had at least one person skilled with working leather – after all saddles, reins, bridles and the like all needed maintaining, repairing and replacing, and a cowboy that was skilled with leather just added to his value as a ranch hand.

People were much more self-sufficient back then, and you couldn’t always ride to town and get what you wanted or needed. So you made it – or paid a neighbor who was skilled to do it. Or you bartered your services for his. We try to stay as true to the old west makers as we can, and have incorporated what we found works over years of wear and use. Testimonials

Why bother with cheap and inferior mass produced cowboy gear made overseas, when for a few extra bucks you can have quality custom cowboy hats and leather work made by cowboys.

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Curly Bill Brocius

Curly Bill Rig from Tombstone
Color: Old Mahogany

This close toed holster is a little fancier variation of our traditional 19th century Teddy Blue Holster. The Curly Bill has a fancier border and the look is toughened up with 10 spots per holster.

The historical Curly Bill, was a real hand full and one of the truly dangerous men of the old west. He rode out of Texas into Arizona and landed at the notorious Clanton Ranch, the headquarters of just about all the lawlessness in the southern half of the Territory. Old Man Clanton liked the young shootist and admired his ruthlessness and calm under fire.

He was soon one of the most trusted outlaws the Old Man had and Clanton let it be known that Curly Bill would take over for him, when he was dead. He was a likable enough man, when he was sober, but Curly Bill was a mean drunk, and people tried to stay clear of him when Bill was in his cups. ~ Bill’s Hat 

The 2 rig set that Boothe wears as Curly Bill Brocius, in Tombstone, (1993) was patterned after the rig that the historical Curly Bill wore. 2 Cartridge belts, one worn backwards and two strong hand draw holsters. Like most of the actors cast in Tombstone, Powers Boothe has an uncanny likeness to the historical Curly Bill. In our books this makes 1993s Tombstone, perhaps the best cast western yet made.

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Nat Love

Smithsonian Reenactment

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Hello Longfellow and Sonja!

Xavier Carnegie here, just writing to thank you for your amazing work on our gear pieces at the Smithsonian Institution for our program “Love on the Range,” featuring historic cowboy Nat Love.

Everything you folks made, from the beautiful custom hat, to the leather chaps and gun belt, have been fantastic.

Attached is a reenactment photo of the famous Nat Love photo I sent you months ago as the blueprint for the gear, with myself as the actor, which was taken by someone in our Media Department, and digitally manipulated for an 1800s effect. I submit it to you, with all the gratitude I can muster for your expertise and guidance in this process!

S. Xavier Carnegie
Theatre Programs’ Creative Director
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

We were honored to be asked to reproduce the hat (modified Curly Bill), chaps (modified open range), and cartridge belt (our 3 inch), shown being worn by 1870s cowboy, Nat Love, for the Smithsonian Museum of American History, in Washington.


ALL OUR OLD WEST HOLSTERS ARE LINED

Our gun belt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. 

Besides all our holsters being lined, all our old west and leather service holsters have a hammer tie down or strap across the action to keep your firearm secure in the holster. Our old west holsters can be ordered in either of the draw styles: Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster :: Testimonials :: Leather Service Holsters

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Top-quality gun belts and holsters, authentic to the era. All sizes are in inches.

Old West Holsters

Teddy Blue Rig

a great holster and belt set for cowboy action shooters

The Last Best Cowboy

“All the cowboys I know are afraid of only two things. . . a decent woman and being set afoot. . .” Teddy Blue Abbott: Cowboy, 1882.

This old west holster and gun belt is similar to the gun belt and holster shown on the traditional 1880s cowboy at right. 

The cowboy likely personalized his rig by adding the brass spots or tacks himself. This is also the same rig that Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp wears in the excellent western film, Tombstone {1993}.

All our hand made leather items are made in America, and our Leather Master has been working with leather, hide and fur since 1978.

For truly authentic, top-notch cowboy and gun leather you’ve come to the right place! :: Indian Rifle Sheaths :: Leather Chaps and Accessories :: Testimonials

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Made to order. Made to last. Made in America by the Cowboys at The Last Best West

Old West Holsters. Orders ship in 3-5 weeks

LEATHER COLORS

Last Best West Leather Colors

Last Best West Leather Colors


  •   Masterson Hand Made Leather Holster 

    Classic Cross Draw Holster - Simple, elegant and functional

    Masterson Belt if you order the Rig is 1 1/2" - to accommodate belt loops on today's britches. We made sure it fits Levi's jeans, and when worn with a sport coat or longer coat, is the perfect holster for people with the conceal & carry permit. Holster works equally well as either a cross draw or strong hand draw style. If you'd like the cut out star concho on the holster, please request it in the production notes below. 250_white_filials
  •  Johnny Ringo leather holster hand made by the last best west A classic Hollywood holster and gun belt- from Tombstone. {1993} This closed toe design is made for quick draws with it's trigger guard fully exposed from the holster. We're showing our Johnny Ringo in our classic old mahogany color .  Movie rig is black.
  • Curly Bill Movie Holster - a hand made leather holster from Tombstone. {1993} COLOR SHOWN: Deadwood Brown This close toed holster is a little fancier variation of our traditional 19th century Teddy Blue Holster. The Curly Bill Movie Holster has a fancier border and the look is toughened up with 10 spots per holster. The 2 rig set that Boothe wears as Curly Bill Brocius, in Tombstone, was patterned after the rig that the historical Curly Bill wore. 2 Cartridge belts, one worn backwards and two strong hand draw holsters.   To order the complete Curly Bill Movie Rig, with 2 holsters and 2 fully looped cartridge belts, add all 3 options below where it asks, Add a Matching Belt and/or Holster? This will save you 35 dollars for the complete 2 rig set. Total will be 905.00 plus shipping. Choose your Buckle Set, Leather Color and Belt Style
  • a classic old west holster from the last best west Charley Leather Holster and Gun Belt - The Charley Waite rig from Open Range{2003} The Charley Leather Holster is patterned after a traditional 2 loop holster from the 1880s. The Charley is a closed toe design and is shown in the movie color, antique brown. Available in all colors.
  • Teddy Blue

    $365.00$550.00
    Teddy Blue Holster and Belt Teddy Blue Holster and Belt hand made old west leather by the last best west This Rig is based on leather holster and cartridge belt from the 1880s. This is also the same rig that Kurt Russell wears as Wyatt Earp in the excellent western film, Tombstone {1993}.
  • Vin Movie Holster - Steve McQueen's holster and gunbelt from The Magnificent 7 Color Shown: Saddle Tan Our version of the holster worn by Steve McQueen in that iconic western; The Magnificent Seven, our Vin holster is angled forward to speed the pistol into your hand. Movie style is shown with a bit of barrel out the end of the holster, but holster looks and works just as well if made to the same length as your firearm. Gun belt has the gunfighter infinite stitching, with 6 loops for reloads at the tail end of the belt. Save $20 when you buy the complete rig - just select "Add Matching Belt" at checkout. 
  • Blondie Movie Holster hand made by the last best west The man with no name rig from the spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s. Color: Brown - natural rough out leather. Also available in black rough out. Our Blondie Movie Holster has a fully exposed trigger guard, affording fast access. Choose black or brown rough out leather (suede).  Gun belt has the classic gunfighter stitching, and 6 cartridge loops.
  • Rooster Hand Made Leather Holster - From True Grit (1969). Color Shown at right: Saddle Tan The gorge or opening at the top of the holster is shaped similar to our Masterson Holster, but is more shallow to show more of the cylinder. Holster is a closed toe, and was a favorite style of holster from movies like The Searchers, True Grit and many others. Below we're showing a plain antique brown 1 3/4" Masterson belt with our Rooster Holster. You can order either as a closed toe or open-toe design. Choose your holster options easily during the check out process.
  • a classic western holster hand made by the last best west Black Knight Leather Holster - We had this chess piece Knight stamp custom made for our Paladin Buscadero. After we had a look at it - we liked it so much we decided to do it on our classic Slim Jim holster. Shown with a .45cal Schofield. We will custom make to fit your single action firearm. 250_white_filials
  • Traditional Slim Jim Holster hand-made in leather by the last best west Shown at left in saddle tan, antique brown, and black. The Black Slim Jim Holster is a left strong hand draw and can be also be worn on the right hip for a left-hand cross draw or further back on the hip for a right handed "Twist" or "Cavalry" or "Hickok" draw. One holster three different ways you can wear it.

  • a classic cartridge belt made by hand from the last best west 3 Inch Cartridge or Gun Belt - A cartridge belt with your choice of loop size is a handy addition to any SASS shooter's or hunter's equipment. Our cartridge belt as shown has 30 loops to hold any size cartridge you want. Whatever size you wear, we will fill the length of the belt with loops. The exact number will vary by the length of belt, and the tapered design holds more than the billeted style.
  • Big Game Hunters Cartridge Belt - We made this three {3"} inch cartridge belt for a big game hunter, before he went on safari to Africa. Shown in our classic antique brown color, we've double looped this belt so it will hold your high velocity cartridges securely. Shown holding .30CAL WINMAG, and the belt is a Tapered style, but can also be done as a Billeted belt. We will confirm your specific cartridge, and other order details, within 1 business day of your order being placed.
  • Masterson Heavy Leather Belt

    $180.00$205.00
    Masterson Hand Made Leather Belt - Simple, elegant and functional.

    1 1/2" INCH WIDE Plain Heavy Leather Gun Belt with NO Cartridge Loops

    Our Masterson Belt is a great way to pack your holster. Shown here in our Deadwood Brown color belt is nice and heavy and will keep your favorite holster secure on your waist, AND keep your pants up! Belt will fit most pants or jeans.
     If you are going to order a Holster to go with this belt please order the holster first and then add on the belt at checkout to save on shipping.
  • Cowboy Gunbelts

    $215.00$240.00
    Cowboy gunbelts hand made by the last best west Shown in the Gallery images are Tapered AND Billeted Belt Styles.  Cowboy Gunbelts are 2 1/2" in width and ship with a standard garrison buckle, as shown on the billeted belt in deadwood brown. Gunbelt shown in old mahogany is our tapered style  with a better buckle set.  See Belt Size / Buckles Tab BELOW for more information. If you are ordering a Holster AND Belt please order the Holster first and you can choose the matching belt at checkout to save on shipping.

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