The “Prospector” double holster rig is a direct descendant of the “California” pattern holsters invented during the 1850’s Gold Rush.
It’s triple re-curve (cut down on both sides and front) allows the shooter instant access to the trigger and hammer of the revolver. This was a necessity in the lawless and dangerous mining camps of California.
Originally made to fit black powder revolvers; the Prospector is now available for Colt single actions, Ruger Vaqueros and some black powder revolvers.
The Prospector rig is available with a beautiful hand tooled floral pattern typical of the Old West. It also has a three piece engrave buckle to match. This is one of Kirkpatrick’s finest Old West Reproductions and truly a piece of Western history.
We have been proudly making our custom holsters right here in the great state of Texas, since 1950. All our holsters are custom made from high quality American leather.
How our holsters are built
We start by cutting from the best part of the hide. We then hand dye the holster to ensure a rich deep color that will accent your firearm. All our holsters are sewn using seven cord bonded nylon thread and double stitched in all critical areas. The heavy weight construction also makes sure the holsters stay open when re-holstering. Each holster is then hand molded for a perfect fit. The edges are then sanded and hand burnished to a smooth glossy finish. This helps prevent moisture from entering the edges of the leather. They are then polished and finished with a clear coating to protect the finish. The belts are made using heavy 9 oz. saddle leather and are fully leather lined. They feature 24 hand molded bullet loops and come equipped with high quality solid steel and brass hardware. Our custom gun belts are built to last a lifetime.
Remember, when you buy from Kirkpatrick Leather Company, you are supporting American jobs & manufacturing