Western Rig for a Colt SAA
By Shelton Payne Arms Company
Marked “Universal Films” – Circa 1900
A great piece of antique gun leather is our Western rig for Colt SAA by Shelton Payne Arms Company. An excellent outfit, both being maker marked “Shelton Payne Arms Co, Maker, El Paso Texas”. The holster is a single loop and will accommodate a 4 ¾” or a 5 ½” SAA.
Universal (Studios) Films was established in the early 1920’s. Therefore, most of their western props, as this was, were period pieces. They did not start making their own buscadero style rigs till later in to the 1950’s. Certainly, this is a great outfit by a desirable maker with “movie” affiliations.
The holster sewing was opened up so a rivet (modern) could be added to hold the pouch down to the skirt. Also, it was then hand re-sewn back together. Fortunately, it was well done and looks good. The back side of the holster is stamped “Universal Films”. However this stamp is only partially readable.
The belt is a 44/45 caliber money belt. The “El Paso” marking on the belt is faint and the “Maker” has a hole punched through it. The belt is 3 ½” wide x 41” long with 52 cartridge loops. Most noteworthy, is all the cartridge loops are intact and all the original stitching is present with no repairs or modifications. However, three small holes were punched through it. Lastly, there is no cracking, crazing or damage to either piece and they do not appear to be oiled in modern times.
Not included is toy gun and cartridges shown in Clarks Antiques old western gun leather photos.
Clarks Antiques – Antique Gun Leather – Western Rig for Colt SAA – Price $2,500.00