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    Colt SAA - Those Old Spotted Holsters

    Leather-smiths call these dome-headed things "Spots". They are made of thin sheet brass, with many nickel plated. A few are made of German silver. The Spots came in various diameters from 1/8" up to 1". Two spear-pointed projections go through the leather and are bent over on the back side.

    The holster or harness maker often added these Spots at extra cost. A few holsters were obviously carved in patterns leaving places for the Spots to be applied. But no doubt the Cow-Boy also sometimes applied Spots, having purchased a handful from his local saddle maker.

    Pictured here are two such holsters, both for 5-1/2" Colt SAA's.

    One was heavily tooled with floral patterns, made from heavy leather.

    Another was very plain, again made from heavy leather, but dressed-up with Spots to make it attractive.
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    This time a Scabbard for a Winchester M1895 Carbine. This well-made scabbard was laced along the long edge and across both sides of the top. A circle of 15 German Silver Spots decorate the exposed side (when affixed to a horse). That circle of Spots surround the initials "F. B. R." (Floyd B. Rigdon of Carlsbad, NM).

    He died there in Aug 1990.

    Floyd B. Rigdon was raised on a horse ranch near Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma 1902-20, and later worked as a linotype operator at a local printing office. This led to being a reporter for a Newkirk newspaper. By 1935, at the age of 33, he moved to Carlsbad, NM where he was publisher of a newspaper.

    He died there on Aug 8, 1990 with a most interesting tombstone "Cowboys called him a newspaper man, Newspaper men called him a Cowboy".
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    Top of pouch decorated with two 5/8" and four 3/8" brass spots. Loop has central 1/2" spot with two 3/8" spots on either side. Lower inside of skirt stamped "418 / 45 / 5 1/2 / C S A". This holster for a 5-1/2" Colt SAA came from a New Mexico source, along with matching belt also with spots.
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    For a 5-1/2" Colt SAA. Made of medium thick leather w/one 1-1/2 x 1-1/8" tapered loop attached to skirt w/2 splash rivets. Pouch & skirt are integral. Skirt is 1-1/4" shorter than pouch bottom. Top of pouch decorated with five 5/8" brass spots. Loop has two 5/8" brass spots on either side. No maker or catalog number stampings. Smooth dark brown pliable leather with lite surface crazing.
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    This ones for sale on ebay.s-l500.jpg$1800!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorwichCadet View Post
    This ones for sale on ebay.s-l500.jpg$1800!
    Great holster, but man, I love that buckle!

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    canvas.pngVictorio. I spotted (sic) this one from a link on another thread this morning

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    That one's for a knife scabbard - they'd use spots in lieu of lacing - appealing to both ease of manufacture as well as attractiveness, and it began in the Fur Trapping Era, throughout the Indian Wars.

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    I have an old Frazier holster and money belt with those brass spots.

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    'This is King Fisher's Road--Take the other one'

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogface6 View Post
    That one's for a knife scabbard - they'd use spots in lieu of lacing - appealing to both ease of manufacture as well as attractiveness, and it began in the Fur Trapping Era, throughout the Indian Wars.
    Must be for a BIG knife
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