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Beaded Holster and Belt

for a Colt SAA 7-1/2″

A stunning Indian beaded holster and belt, circa 1900-1920, maybe earlier??? I am not much of an authority on Indian artifacts, but this rig really caught my eye.

Beaded Holster and Belt
Beaded Holster and Belt - Holster

Rig Condition

Both the holster and belt are fully beaded on the exposed side, in the same patterns. The condition is excellent, showing no damages or losses. The leather appears to be buckskin, sewn with sinew thread. The small beads are sewn on a separate piece of leather, then sewn to another (liner) piece on both the holster and belt.

The holster fits a Colt SAA with a 7 ½” barrel perfectly.

Beaded Holster and Belt - Holds Colt 7-1/2 SAA

The belt is 2 ½” wide x 40” long with a tie-down thong on one end.

Beaded Holster and Belt - Buckskin Leather
Beaded Holster and Belt - Tie-Down Thong

The rig shows little use, just some light age soiling. It appears to be a Plains Indian rig, but to what tribe I don’t know. All these Indian items are unique and I could not find anything similar in my reference texts.


Clarks Antiques – Antique Gun Leather – Beaded Holster and Belt – Price $4,750.00 SOLD

Item #1781


This item goes well with our Antique Colt 44-40 SAA