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General Black Powder Discussions => Remington Gunleather and Rigs => Topic started by: mike116 on November 03, 2017, 03:29:37 PM

Title: I made a rig for myself
Post by: mike116 on November 03, 2017, 03:29:37 PM
I recently took a little time to make a rig for my self.    This one will carry the 1860 Thuer Conversion I bought a few months ago from Gary Barnes.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4574/38127089651_73ecf05e54_b.jpg)

The holster is a two band Mexican Loop style with border tooling and is fully lined with calfskin.   I cut the throat deep to expose the full trigger guard and chose to sew the toe almost completely shut,  only allowing a small opening for dirt to drop through. 
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4525/37417946374_62017f1d03_b.jpg)

For this rig I decided a knife would help balance it out a little,  that and the fact I had this Damascus blade I traded for that I've been wanting to find a purpose for.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/38072576916_cfc2f17619_b.jpg)

The gunbelt is a "money belt" type, that allows for safe keeping of valuables, money and personal property.   It was one of the most popular types of belt made and used on the frontier during the late 1800's and early 1900s.    It's made by folding a soft lighter weight piece of leather such as calfskin in half and sewing one end and along the seam to form a tube.   Items can then be stored in the tube for safe keeping.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/38127084271_050cb6d0db_b.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4510/38072583246_4e393f490e_b.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/38127080411_a819f6d0a1_b.jpg)
In order to prevent the items stored inside the belt from falling out the billet end is passed through a slot cut in the buckle end of the belt which locks the contents in place.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4576/38072579896_d744e1de1b_b.jpg)

Also included on the belt is 25 cartridge loops, which along with 5 rounds loaded in the revolver will provide 30 rounds without digging into pockets for cartridges to reload with.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/38127076681_08930aaf43_b.jpg)
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: ajellydonut on November 03, 2017, 04:40:49 PM
Beautiful rig !
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: Yolla Bolly Brad on November 03, 2017, 07:40:06 PM
AWESOME !!!
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: drobs on November 04, 2017, 12:08:00 AM
Looks real nice.

Bushcrafting has become the new thing in the last 5 to 10 years. I think a quality thick leather money belt that can carry a 24 inch bucksaw blade would be real popular.

One company sells a variant right now:

https://bushcraftnorthwest.com/products/bcnw-leather-belt-with-swede-saw-blade








Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: Bishop Creek on November 04, 2017, 12:11:24 AM
Wow mike, you do really nice work. That is beautiful!
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: 45 Dragoon on November 04, 2017, 02:43:49 AM
Very nice job Mike!  Great style!!

Mike
www.goonsgunworks.com
Follow me on Instagram @ goonsgunworks
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 04, 2017, 04:03:12 AM
That looks nice!  (T^
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: mazo kid on November 04, 2017, 12:03:01 PM
Great craftsmanship as usual! I also like the thought put into the design.
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 04, 2017, 08:30:37 PM
as usual Mike really nice
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: Dellbert on November 05, 2017, 01:25:36 AM
I really like your work Mike.
Title: Re: I made a rig for myself
Post by: necessaryevil on November 05, 2017, 07:13:43 AM
WOW, now THAT is what I call craftsmanship. What a fabulous rig.