I out grew my favorite gunbelt so I made it longer
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: I out grew my favorite gunbelt so I made it longer

  1. #1
    Senior Member

    Member #
    5023
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Calfornia
    Posts
    8,284
    Liked
    12152 times

    I out grew my favorite gunbelt so I made it longer

    When I made this cartridge belt in 1985 I had a 31" waist but now it's 36". I was on the last hole so decided to make it longer. Just relocating the billet wouldn't do. I unstitched 2" of the lining on the tongue end and tapered the underside to match the tapering on the addition to avoid it being thicker where they connect. Once the tongue was relocated I then added five bullet loops stitched intentional crappy to match the old primitive loops. They cover up the original billet stitching holes.I wore this belt a lot because it's very comfortable and fits different holster well. I didn't care about making it look pretty. Just like something an old west saddler might do for a guy. Now it fits perfect again.

    Before:


    After:




    Last edited by Wyatt Burp; 08-21-2019 at 06:00 PM.
    SBH, 459459, Hopalong and 9 others like this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Member #
    20600
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Snubbyland
    Posts
    2,547
    Liked
    1822 times
    That's a handy skill to have.
    Maybe start a small business, "Wyatt Burp Saddlery"
    Jackson, Colt-SL and SHOOTER13 like this.
    Colt snubbies rule.

  3. #3
    Senior Member

    Member #
    27992
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    3,610
    Liked
    5657 times
    Nice work, but what an unusual problem...
    NRA Life member. 31 year LEO. Moderator
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    Survivor of 3 Cancers: PTCL-NOS, AITL, MDS, plus a stem cell transplant. My condensed cancer journey
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    under "about me" and more detail
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    .
    Avatar: "No, it's not a silencer. This little doodad is my own invention. I call it a LOUDENER"

  4. Remove Advertisements
    ColtForum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    17423
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    North TX.
    Posts
    1,562
    Liked
    927 times
    push yourself away from the table , do not get seconds, drink plenty of water before meal .
    PS do you do the same with your pants

    PSS just kidding , nice work looks good , im guilty of stretching out and shrinking LOL

  6. #5
    Senior Member

    Member #
    27992
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    3,610
    Liked
    5657 times
    It seems that experiencing "personal growth" is not all it's cracked up to be.
    ei8ht likes this.
    NRA Life member. 31 year LEO. Moderator
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    Survivor of 3 Cancers: PTCL-NOS, AITL, MDS, plus a stem cell transplant. My condensed cancer journey
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    under "about me" and more detail
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    .
    Avatar: "No, it's not a silencer. This little doodad is my own invention. I call it a LOUDENER"

  7. #6
    Senior Member

    Member #
    7601
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    PENNSYLVANIA
    Posts
    4,900
    Liked
    9744 times
    Good Job !!

    .

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


    NRA Life Member since 1977...

  8. #7
    Senior Member

    Member #
    26430
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    oregun
    Posts
    1,683
    Liked
    2062 times
    Probably take an entire cow to get all my belts to right size so I could wearthem.
    po18guy likes this.

  9. #8
    Senior Member

    Member #
    66711
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    792
    Liked
    1305 times
    I suspect that few Colt collectors have made and tooled their own holsters and gunbelts. Perhaps you, like myself, bought our leather carving tools and other equipment from Tandy in the 1950's-60's. Accordingly, you will always have a level of understanding of the antique holsters and gunbelts that is above that of other collectors. Learning a new skill is always a good thing.

  10. #9
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    23180
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    1,147
    Liked
    2159 times
    Nice job Wyatt, it was black, did you strip it , to end up with brown ?

    Craig
    NRA Life Member
    Colt Collectors Association
    CCDL Member
    Colt Woodsman Collector

  11. #10
    Senior Member

    Member #
    5023
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Calfornia
    Posts
    8,284
    Liked
    12152 times
    Quote Originally Posted by colt03 View Post
    Nice job Wyatt, it was black, did you strip it , to end up with brown ?

    Craig
    The lining is brown, now two tones of brown, but the belt itself is black. But it's real beat up in areas with black rubbed or scratched off. Here's the belt with a B-M lefty holster I owned for a while.




 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
We are not associated with Colt's Manufacturing LLC. We are an enthusiast site comprised of Colt Fans.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.