3 Inch Cartridge or Gun Belt
Appaloosa, (2007) one of the best westerns of the 21st century
Tom Selleck in Quickley Down Under, 1980
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.
A cartridge belt was an important part of Everett Hitch’s (2008s Appaloosa) wardrobe, allowing him to carry reloads for his 8 gauge shotgun. In addition Everett wore a gunbelt to carry his sidearm.
The cartridge belt worn by Matthew Quigley, in Quigley Down Under, carried reloads for his long range Sharps. The rifle itself shot a 45/90 cartridge but they wanted a more imposing look so the cartridge belt was loaded with 45/125 size cartridges.
Our cartridge belt as shown below 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.
Shown with 10 shotgun shell loops, sandwiched between two sets of 10 45 caliber cartridge loops. The second belt has 45/70 shells filling it’s length, just like Quigley’s. Can easily be worn as a gunbelt. Shown in our signature leather color: Deadwood Brown.
In 2012 we were honored to be asked to reproduce the hat (modified Curly Bill Custom Cowboy Hat), chaps (modified open range), and cartridge belt (our 3 inch), shown at being worn by 1870s cowboy, Nat Love, for the Smithsonian Museum of American History, in Washington.
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 gunbelt, 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