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Suede rifle scabbards and most buckles are always in stock an ready to ship at any time.
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PLEASE READ THE PAGE BELOW TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE, THE COLOR, AND HOW TO MEASURE FOR A BELT BEFORE YOU CALL.
We enjoy personal input and historical discussions. For this reason we DO NOT use a shopping cart concept. Call anytime between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM East coast time. The phone will not be answered before or after this time. Currently we are about 6-7 months in back order and the wait is worth it- We appreciate your interest.
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Here at Chisholm’s Trail, we have visited most of the significant museums and private collections in our quest to bring accurate, authentic, historical gun leather to light. Therefore we have started a new endeavor called “HISTORICAL GUN LEATHER ARCHAEOLOGY. ” This will involve all of the tasks and research details we have learned in the past fifteen years. We will continue evolving this discipline as we bring to light more famous outlaw and lawman leather that would have been lost to posterity if these processes had not been completed. You would be surprised at how many museums are closing and selling these items. Once they are in private collections it is almost impossible to see or examine them ever again. If you know of a historical holster rig that do not have on this site, or a unique buckle, please contact us .
VIEW THE SHORT VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE OUR TACTICAL KNIFE DIVISION
Chisholm’s Trail introduced the new (Air, Sea, & Land) ASL-5 SCOUT Tactical / Survival knife at last year’s Atlanta Blade Show. At this year’s Blade Show we introduced our new ASL-4 FIRST RESPONDER. These blades have gained so much interest that the FMG Publications staff touring the show interviewed Alan Soellner about this line of superior blades. Click on the arrow above to watch the video. More about these knives and pricing on our knife button.
CHISHOLM’S TRAIL OLD WEST LEATHER SM, LLC.
Chisholm’s Trail Old West Leather is official and trademark has been applied for. Our designs and accessories are copyrighted and can not be replicated in any way, shape, or fashion. All prices are subject to change at any time due to materials price increases.
RIDE FOR THE BRAND – That was a phrase used in the old west. It means that you’ve got loyalty, pride in yourself, your job, and the land. So saddle-up, toughen-up, cowboy-up and buy Chisholm’s Trail gun leather. We do NOT have a shopping cart. We feel that is rude and we prefer to spend time talking to you and tailoring Old West cowboy leather to your specific needs. Please look below for your color choices. Most of your questions will be answered by reading this home page.
TEXAS RANGER ENGRAVING We have partnered with a world class engraver that will engrave your Colt 1911 or other gun with old style see <dallasengraver.com> Be sure to tell KEN we referred you…
Here at Chisholm’s Trail we produce all our Old West gun belts and cowboy gear from original historic pieces or period patterns from vintage sources. Many items we make are similar to examples found in the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, The Gene Autry and Buffalo Bill Cody Museums. Others are from the pages of the book “Packing Iron”, “Tombstone – The Guns and Gear”, and similar great collections of the American Cowboy, featuring Old West gun belts. We have not raised our prices in many years. However, because of the constantly increasing costs of leather, oil base stain, saddle finish, hardware, shipping, handling and other factors we are having to raise our prices by per item. If you are in a hurry this might not be the place for you we are currently about 6 months in back order and the wait is worth it. We take great care with each item and the name does not go on till the quality goes in. All exotic hides and skins we use are obtained legally and we are assured the proceeds go for game management and improvement in wildlife habitat. Note: we only use free range American cattle hides, therefore you will occasionally find an insect bite mark or a barb wire scar. This is unavoidable and adds to the authenticity of the piece. Our leather gear is made in the natural russet color from the tannery. We charge per piece for oil base stain and hand rubbed saddle finish.
Just one of the many magazine covers & books featuring our gun leather, old west gun belts and other cowboy gear
Chisholm’s Trail Old West Leather can directly trace its roots to Jesse Chisholm who blazed the first famous cattle trail North out of Texas. Alan Soellner, who is a descendant of Jesse, has visited many of the old leather & saddle shops in the West and has learned “Sheridan Carving” from K.C. Krueger and some of the other current masters. He learned leather working skills from John O’Rourke of Hartsell, Alabama who is one of the best leather crafters extant. This is why his craftsmanship on his Old West gun belts is rare and of high quality. Volumes of valuable advice have also been graciously shared by Will Ghormley, one authentic craftsman. Alan has been personally trained by the world famous John Bianchi, Holster Maker to most western movie stars from John Wayne to the present day. Bob Arganbright has been especially helpful with his knowledge of movie and TV western rigs, Jeff Carnes is a master when working with curved cowboy belts and floral tooling, Donna grew up in Peabody, Mass., the town called Tannery City. Her father made his living by tanning leather and her mother colored leather for the Lawrence Leather Company. The magazine cover cowboy single action holster to the left is our Buffalo Bill set. The 45 auto holster is made by John Bianchi of Frontier Gun Leather.com. Chisholm’s Trail holsters and belts are also often featured on the cover of this magazine.
For the finest in cowboy history, guns and gear be sure to immediately order your subscription to “GUNS OF THE OLD WEST” magazine. You get a discount by ordering on line. They are really great folks.
RANGER BUCKLE SET
Don’t forget to view the “BUCKLE” button for our continually growing line of historical and western movie buckles.
ORDERING IS SIMPLE AND EASY for Old West gun belts and other cowboy gear :
We do not believe in the “shopping cart” concept. We prefer to talk to our customers in person and provide input. However, we can complete some orders over the internet if you wish. Please feel free to contact us anytime reasonable East coast time. Call (678) 423-7351. Or send us an e-mail and we will call you. Basic rigs are unlined and the gun belts can have up to 18 cartridge loops (additional loops are each) and an edge groove. To add one line of edge stamping add . For double line stamping add . Finally for full coverage stamping such as basket weave or tri-lobe holster or belt add .95 each. For lining add per item. Shipping is a standard USPS priority insured with tracking.
If you are wanting several items please try to order them at the same time. We are then able to cut them out of a single cow hide. If you order at different times or we have to use different thicknesses or leather in your order it is possible there will be a slight difference in color within the same shade. When you order, note that this, as well as normal small bites or barb wire marks show the character of the leather and as such not something we can control or guarantee.
COLOR CHOICES BELOW
Oil Base Stain Color Choices
We produce all of our items in russet, vegetable tanned, Wickett & Craig fine tooling leather. For oil base color stain in Saddle Tan, Cowboy Brown, Old Walnut, Chocolate, Gunfighter Black, or Havana Mahogany add .00 to each item. Please note! that variations in color and darkness will occur from one cowhide to another. We can not guarantee the exact shade. The final process will be hand rubbed saddle finish which adds per piece. Let us know if you want leg ties or hammer thongs. Shipping and handling will be .00 depending on the box size and destination. There will be additional charge if special shipping or large boxes are required. Rifle scabbards add shipping.
After several requests we are adding “Havana Mahogany.” This is a deep, rich, dark reddish color that adds class to your holsters- especially the modern ones. Top is one coat and the bottom is two coats.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR A GUN BELT
Do not trust your pant or belt size as marked. Take a soft tape measure and put this around your midsection right where you would like to wear your gun belt, over the clothes you are going to wear. Snug it up horizontally and give us that measurement. We will make several holes longer and several shorter so you will be able to adjust as needed. For pant belts measure inside your belt loops. Belts longer than 49 inches add to cost.
ANTIQUING AND DISTRESSING
We have been asked to do this for several of our holster rigs in movies. This is a time consuming and dusty process requiring wearing a mask, rubber apron, gloves and glasses. Please add per piece for this process.
1. Cartridge belts are standard with up to 18 bullet loops in your caliber. Additional loops are each.
2. Your choice of oil base color stain from the choices on the home page per piece.
3. Due to rising costs in supplies, materials & leather, prices have increased per item.
4. See home page above for color choices on photo with cowboy boots.
5. For lining now add .95 per piece.
6. For antiquing and distressing add .95 per piece.
7. For belts over 49″ add .
8. For semi autos- If you have an extended magazine or bumper pad at the bottom, it is your responsibility to let us know and you will need to send one of these into us for correct fit if we are making a magazine pouch for you.
SEE OUR “OTHER GEAR” PAGE FOR NEW SEMI AUTO, REVOLVER & DOUBLE ACTION HOLSTERS
Note: we make gear based on the stock firearm and accessories. If you have modifications such an accessory rail on your firearm, an extended clip or a bumper pad at the bottom of your magazine then it is your responsibility to let us know because the clip pouch or holster may not fit. Please enjoy looking over the photos on this site. Notice the various types of edge stamping, holster and Old West gun belts and designs so you have an idea if what you might want when you call. You may “click” on any photo to view an enlarged photo. Our special focus is on clean neat even stitching and smooth finished edges. You can call and leave a message any time, but we are available most evenings. Saturday we will be in the shop working on your holster and gun belt. We believe in the personal touch and will enjoy discussing any new project or design with you. If we have not made it before we will make it anyway. I’ve lost count, but I know we have over 500 different patterns for our leather gear we make and are adding new ones each week. I hope you will enjoy owning one of these contemporary originals as much as we do making them. If your order is other than what we have in stock, then it will be a special order. Please allow at least 6-7 months for assembly and delivery of most orders. NOTE ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Museum Display Chisholm’s Trail has been asked to provide authentic cowboy gun leather for display at the following museums: The Billy the Kid Museum in Ft. Sumner, N.M., The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA., and the Texas Ranger Museum in San Antonio, and the new Texas Ranger Museum in Fredricksburg, TX. When possible Chisholm’s Trail obtains original examples of period gun leather and will often display them with reproductions to enjoy.
To understand how a cowboy holster should be made please take the time to view the video below!
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“Upon Request” Gun Leather sets will come with a “Certificate of Authenticity” for only .00. If your order is the first one of the style then you get your certificate FREE.
Old West gun belts and holsters, western custom leather belts and other cowboy gear is what Chisholm’s Trail Leather is famous for, partner. Give us a call to order yours now. We enjoy what we do and look forward to making yours- ” Ride for the Brand.”
“NO ONE WILL EVER LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO WEAR OUT A Chisholm’s Trail Holster”
“THE BITTERNESS OF POOR QUALITY AND INFERIOR GUN LEATHER REMAINS LONG AFTER THE SWEETNESS OF LOW PRICE AND QUICK DELIVERY IS FORGOTTEN.”
NOTE: Indian replicas not made by Native Americans as defined by 2.5 USC & 305 ET SEQ.
Contact for Old West gun belts :
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