Wild Rose Trading Co - Holster #6

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photo by WRTC - Beau L'Amour collection

A Texas pouch style shoulder holster, full basket stamped in our medium/dark brown finish. This is patterned after the holster shown on page 157 of "Packing Iron" that was made by Lon Bradbury Saddlery of Grand Junction, CO in 1910. Although of late manufacture this pattern is the earlier style of the two we make. The Spring Clip style didn't appear until the late 1890's and seems to have been produced mainly by Montana makers. Shoulder holsters were popular in the north country because they were out of the way and easier to reach for under the heavy winter coats needed during the cold winters. Shoulder holsters in general were used more and more by the mid 1880's as many towns and even states began to proscribe the carrying of firearms. In order to still go heeled with out looking obvious many frontier types adopted the shoulder holster.

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