Great for dress or casual and just a hint of western flair. Made from English finished bridle leather, finely stitched construction and hand rubbed finish with a solid brass buckle. Colors include medium brown (pictured), "Bourbon" (dark) brown or black. Sizing to the middle of the five hole billet. Every belt comes with a solid brass buckle and engraved name plate. Order by waist measurement for the best fit.
1 1/4 inch width is the standard width
1 1/4 standard
! !/2 available as a custom made item.
Available with Chicago Screw to attach your own buckle
The gun belts and holsters that came out in the mid-1840s did not have cartridge loops because the guns were all cap and balls. Early cartridge belts in the 1870s-1880s used what came to be known as the Ranger style, with shorter, narrower and more flexible billet straps sewn onto the wider cinch strap (similar to cinch straps on Western saddles). The billets also extended the useful life of the gun belt as the straps were easy to replace when the leather wore out from repeated bending and twisting. This new gun belt became an integral part of the unofficial “uniform” of Texas Rangers and, later on, lawmen, outlaws and other gunslingers throughout the old West—and in Hollywood movies.
The Ranger trouser belt probably did not turn up until the 1920s when the waistlines on men’s pants began to go south and belts became both necessary and fashionable.
Custom Made Items And Items With Engraved Name Plates are NON-RETURNABLE. Please make sure your order contains the right size, colour and engraving info. If you have trouble ordering please email Ralph@Quillin.com