3 Inch Cartridge or Gun Belt

$240.00

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.

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Cartridge Loop Size

Please enter the cartridge size for the loops on your belt.

Gunbelt Length

Please enter your gunbelt length (see Belt Length / Buckles TAB at the bottom of the belt page for the correct way to measure)

Production Notes

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Buckle Choice

Please choose a buckle style. The belt comes with the Standard Garison Buckle at no additional charge.

Description

3 Inch Cartridge or Gun Belt

3 inch cartridge belt

Appaloosa, (2007) one of the best westerns of the 21st century

3 inch cartridge belt

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.

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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

DELIVERY TIMES

Shipping time is 3-5 weeks from the time the order is confirmed by you.

Note: No firearms or cartridges are included with our hand made leather products.


Choose from these leather colors:

ANTIQUE BROWN :: SADDLE TAN :: DEADWOOD BROWN :: OLD MAHOGANY :: BLACK

Last Best West Leather Colors

Last Best West Leather Colors

GUNBELT MEASUREMENT and BUCKLES (below)

Correct Gun Belt Measurement

correct gunbelt measurement

correct gunbelt measurement

Getting the correct gun belt measurement is easy if you follow some simple steps.

  1. Put on a pair of britches/pants you plan to wear with your gun belt
  2. Have handy any belt that currently fits you. You can even use a piece of string.
  3. Put the belt on and buckle it where you will wear your gun belt Slightly down over your hips in most cases. Remember the gun belt will be supporting another 4 pounds per pistol and holster {about 3 lbs for the pistol; 1 lb for the holster} That weight will drag the belt down. You may want to go another notch tighter in your measuring.
  4. Make note of the most comfortable hole in which the buckle goes through.
  5. Lay the belt on a flat surface and measure from the end of the buckle to the most comfortable hole. See picture below.
  6. Distance from the buckle end to the centre hole of your belt will be the measurement you supply us with. This is now your gun-belt size.
  7. Generally this measurement should be about 3 to 4 inches larger than your jean size.

 

BUCKLE CHOICES

Buckle choices

Buckle choices

GUNBELT STYLES

BILLETED OR TAPERED 2 ½ inches wide

Tapered Gun Belt

Tapered Gun Belt

Shown are Tapered AND Billeted Belt Styles.  Gun belts are 2 1/2″ in width and ship with a standard garrison buckle, as shown on the billeted belt in deadwood brown below. Gunbelt above is our tapered style in old mahogany with better buckle set.  See Buckle Choices Tab for more information.

Comes with no cartridge loops (common in the day) or 18 loops. Add 35 dollars and we will cover the entire length with your size of cartridge loops. Number of loops depends on belt length, and the tapered Gun belt holds more than the Billeted style. 

Gunbelts ship with a Garrison buckle; Billeted or Tapered.

Billeted gun belt

Billeted gun belt

A heavy leather MASTERSON OR RANGER belt is 1 ½” in size and can double as a pants belt.  Shown below in Old Mahogany.

Masterson Hand Made Leather Belt

Masterson Hand Made Leather Belt

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