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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2023, 07:08:33 PM »
A couple months ago I made the trade deal on the 2nd gen 1860 Army and 1851 Navy.    The customer picked up the rig and I'm now officially the owner of the 2nd gen Colts.
Here's the Rig I made for the deal.   Looks like we are both happy with the deal.

Ten Cartridge belt with removable bandolier strap, crossdraw holster for 6 inch Freedom Arms 45 Colt revolver, and a standard holster for a 7 1/2 inch Freedom Arms 454 Casull revolver.   All of it lined with calfskin.

Probably looks familiar because I've made several sets that look similar.   This color and style have been popular for a couple years now.







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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2023, 08:39:41 PM »
Beautiful Work as always.

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2023, 09:44:16 PM »
Wow! What a gorgeous rig! You outdid yourself, Mike!
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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2023, 09:55:40 PM »
Man, that's fine work. Outstanding rig. Love the color, too. Congrats on the Colts. May you get good service for a long time out of them.

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2023, 05:10:51 AM »
WOW!! Very nice Mike. Educate me someone. I don't know much about all the different belts and purposes of some of the "rigs"? Please explain the bandolier function and purpose? I understand that it is removable as you've said. Why would someone one want it and or not want it? I really don't know but would like to know, bottom line. Thank you

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2023, 06:53:13 AM »
The purpose of the bandolier belt is to keep the weight of the guns from tweaking your lower back to one side and shift it to your shoulders where it will be more vertical and much more comfortable.

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2023, 06:57:30 AM »
The purpose of the bandolier belt is to keep the weight of the guns from tweaking your lower back to one side and shift it to your shoulders where it will be more vertical and much more comfortable.
Thank you Marshal. Almost like suspenders hold up your trousers f you will?

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2023, 07:02:16 AM »
The purpose of the bandolier belt is to keep the weight of the guns from tweaking your lower back to one side and shift it to your shoulders where it will be more vertical and much more comfortable.
Thank you Marshal. Almost like suspenders hold up your trousers f you will?
Yeah, but hopefully your trousers don't weigh as much as a couple 7-1/2" pistols.

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2023, 03:36:02 PM »
The Freedom Arms pistols are stainless steel and heavier than most revolvers.   The bandolier helps support the weight of the two revolvers.   

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2023, 04:38:42 PM »
The Freedom Arms pistols are stainless steel and heavier than most revolvers.   The bandolier helps support the weight of the two revolvers.
They're heftier than Rugers, aren't they?

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2023, 05:47:39 PM »
The Freedom Arms pistols are stainless steel and heavier than most revolvers.   The bandolier helps support the weight of the two revolvers.
They're heftier than Rugers, aren't they?
Yes Sir,  by a decent degree I'd say.   The frames are close in size to a Ruger Blackhawk but barrels are bigger.

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2023, 09:06:49 PM »
The Freedom Arms pistols are stainless steel and heavier than most revolvers.   The bandolier helps support the weight of the two revolvers.
They're heftier than Rugers, aren't they?
Yes Sir,  by a decent degree I'd say.   The frames are close in size to a Ruger Blackhawk but barrels are bigger.
I used a Magnum Research BFR revolver one time. It was like that.

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Re: Made a deal
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2023, 01:54:29 PM »

A Sam Browne makes functional sense and that’s a nice example.  Needs a wider horizontal piece, though.  Browne designed that after losing his left arm from a sword stroke during the Sepoy Rebellion (1857).  The diagonal shoulder strap (please, it’s not a bandolier) was to stabilize a sword or pistol draw sans left hand.  A later design, by another British general, incorporated dual shoulder straps for weight bearing.

Really nice work.  Good job!
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