Colts & Winchesters
Just added nice 1880s era Cowboy rig by famous maker.
You're thinking of this that is from Old Cowboy Saddles & Spurs:I know a collector who found an ultra rare holster at a gun show for a few bucks that he knew was worth hundreds. The maker was someone with a name that began with “C” who I think then teamed up with a now famous maker of old west holsters. I wonder if yours is one of those. I should contact him with a picture of your belt and holster. Maybe Red will know who I mean.
Some great saddle maker stamps. I have the Isador Arth & Son 7-1/2" holster.Also, IMHO, the centerpiece of many maker's marks circa 1900 is a representation of the 'all seeing eye' of Masonry. My father was a Mason, as was his father -- and virtually all saddlers of the 19th century and early 20th century were both German and Masons. Here are a few others that caused me to consider the possibility in the first place: I have more but can attach only 10 here
View attachment 806980
View attachment 806982
View attachment 806981
View attachment 806984
View attachment 806985
View attachment 806988
View attachment 806991
View attachment 806990
View attachment 806989
Here is another Miles City holster, although weakly maker-stamped. "Miles City Saddlery / Makers / Miles City, Mont".
Red, Thanks for the Miles City info. In case someone wants a copy, here it is as saved in jpg.You're thinking of this that is from Old Cowboy Saddles & Spurs:
View attachment 806964
OCS&S continues with this that puts the end of Coggshall at 1909:
View attachment 806965
All this leaves us not knowing when the Coggshall stamp itself was retired. I only press on this because the belt is machine sewn and doesn't appear to be the light industrial sewing of the late 19th century but more likely the harness machines that were crazy expensive and began to appear early in the 20th. Otherwise the set's construction w/b consistent even with the oldest Coggshalls.