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J.S. Collins Rig

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Circa 1872 – 1887

A lover of the Old West will appreciate this very desirable antique J.S. Collins Rig.  This well marked Collins belt and holster rig are in overall fine condition and is a desirable and highly collectable JS Collins rig.  

J.S. Collins Rig

J.S. Collins Rig Condition

Both belt and holster of this J.S. Collins Rig are in overall fine condition, both showing the makers mark “J.S. Collins & Co, Cheyenne, WYO.” The leather on both pieces is supple and shows no damage or losses. The MONEY BELT is 3 ¼” wide x 39” long with 36 cartridge loops for .44/.45 caliber bullets. The tongue shows a nice sharp maker’s mark and the buckle chape is stamped “45“. The leather on both pieces is supple and shows no damage or losses.  All the belt stitching is intact showing some re-stitching at the top seam and the tongue has been period re-located. The matching double loop holster has the same makers mark and the original “Cheyenne” style toe plug. The holster is stamped “394 4 ¾” on the back and will accommodate a 4-3/4″ or 5-1/2″ SAA. The holster stitching is all original and solid.

J.S. Collins Rig
J.S. Collins Rig Makers Mark
J.S. Collins Rig Makers Mark on  Tongue

J.S. Collins & Co. was an iconic saddle shop, first opened in Omaha in 1864. In 1872 they moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and opened shops in Miles City, MT. and Laramie, WYO. They closed their doors in 1887.

A great Western outfit that, ironically, I found last year at a gun show in Cheyenne, Wyoming.


**Colt SAA & .45 cal cartridges in photos not included.


Clarks Antiques – Antique Gun Leather – J.S. Collins Rig – Price $4,250.00

Item #1656


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