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Offline mike116

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Plain & Simple
« on: October 07, 2017, 10:12:33 AM »
This rig was made for a forum member over on the  Colt Country Forum.   The belt is 3 inches wide with a nice hand cast brass buckle.   The holsters are both crossdraw Slim Jim style,  one for an 1860 Army and the other one fits a Ruger Vaquero.   
A nice, simple but functional set up.   






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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 10:27:44 AM »
Nice!  (T^
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 03:17:06 PM »
Plain & Simple is the No. 1 top look.  Those are beautiful, Mike. 

Where does the hammer thong attach?  -  The belt loop?

What angle of tilt did you use on those?

There's some beautiful work right there.  I'll be in contact about some of that.
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 03:54:57 PM »


Where does the hammer thong attach?  -  The belt loop?

What angle of tilt did you use on those?


The Hammer thong is run through the holster pocket. 



The belt loop is attached at a 22 degree slant.

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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 06:45:56 PM »
I like plain and simple. I like my guns to ride deeper like originals but that's some fine work.
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 08:42:32 PM »
Agreed.

About half or a little better of the hammer spur covered to prevent snags from extraneous stuff but just enough exposed to get a bit of thumb on it.  + plain & simple.  I sure like that work. 
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 09:08:46 PM »
Mike, I have two things to say about your work ,..........1. (T^  and 2.   (T^
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 04:42:40 AM »
Real nice looking holsters!
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 06:57:16 AM »
Once again. very nice leatherwork.
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 08:07:11 AM »
nice work Mike
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 10:37:25 AM »
Very nice, as per usual!

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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 11:52:16 AM »
VERY nice.  I like the color too.  I'll be wanting one of those for my Walker, among other things.

Now I'm curious; what is the purpose for the extra wide belt?  I assume it's all about comfort, but I've never seen it explained.
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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2017, 11:53:12 AM »
I like plain and simple. I like my guns to ride deeper like originals but that's some fine work.

That's what custom work is all about.   Some like full coverage of the frame others want easier access to the hammer and trigger.   I can make whatever you want.   The earliest Slim Jims had deep pockets like Hawg says.   

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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 12:07:23 PM »
VERY nice.  I like the color too.  I'll be wanting one of those for my Walker, among other things.

Now I'm curious; what is the purpose for the extra wide belt?  I assume it's all about comfort, but I've never seen it explained.

Yep,  a wider belt spreads the weight out over a larger area and prevents slippage.  3 inch belts were common with westerners and mountain men who carried a lot of things on their belts.   The 2 1/2 inch belts that are more or less standard now comes from military sizes. 

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Re: Plain & Simple
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 12:58:22 PM »
The belt on the rig Brazos Jack made for me is three inches wide and it feels a lot better than a narrower one, especially after you've been wearing it for hours. Unfortunately it doesn't fit anymore. ^y%
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