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1) 2-3/4″ money belt with 51 large cartridge loops. Billet is stamped “R.T. Frazier Pueblo Colo.” Belt has a steel nickel plated clip corner buckle. 2) 3″ money belt with 53 large cartridge loops. Billet is stamped “Rattan Saddlery Co. Vanhorn” (Vanhorn is in Texas). Belt has heavy stitching on closure and billets. Belt has a steel nickel plated clip corner buckle. 3) 3-1/4″ tooled cartridge belt with buff leather back. Belt has 37 large sized cartridge loops. Belt is stamped under buckle “S.D. Myres El Paso. Tex.” Belt has square steel buckle that is nickel plated with clip corners. 4) 3″ tooled “Ranger Belt”. Billet is stamped “Prosser Martin del Rio. Texas”. Belt has 20 superimposed large cartridge loops for revolver and 26 rifle cartridge loops. Tooling is over all, including billets. Belt has a square cornered brass buckle. Belt has a buff leather back. Belt also has an extension under the billet. 3 rifle cartridges in loops. 5) 3-1/2″ money belt with 51 rifle cartridge loops. Loops could also be used for pistol cartridges. Belt is marked “Shelton Payne Arms Co. Maker, El Paso, Texas”. Belt has a rectangular steel buckle that is nickel plated with clip corners. 6) Early 1-1/2″ tooled cartridge belt with 6 cartridge loops for revolver. No buckle. Belt has “Joe” in the middle on the back side. There is a makers cartouche that says “R.O. West Maker, Marfa, Texas” stamped at the rear of the tongue. Accompanied by a matching tooled cross-draw holster for a 4-3/4″ SAA with a tie-down loop. Holster is marked on the rear “R.O. West Maker, Marfa, Texas”. 7) Very early 1-3/4″ gun belt with billets and U.S. buckle, married to a separate piece of leather that adjusts the size by means of a hook. 8) Very early 2″ plain gun belt with no loops. Billets have tear-drop decoration and white stitching. Buckle is steel, nickel plated with decoration on upper and lower edge. Belt is stamped under the billet “B.F. Denning, Mexia, Texas”. Belt has a single border around the edge. Belt also has a small shoulder strap buckle attached to the billet. Belt is marked on the back in ink “Ramon Eller”. This is a very nice quality belt that merits further research. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Belt is dark russet color with slight losses on the bottom edge. Loops are intact. Buckle has 30% nickel, with the balance a brown patina. Mark is clear. 2) Very good. Belt has a russet brown color with some crazing. Stitching is intact. Mark is clear. Slight loss to one cartridge loop. 3) Very good. Belt shows full tooling, even on the billets, with some lower edge wear. It appears that a holster loop was removed from the bottom and liner was restitched. Leather back-loop is broken. Billet is crazed. 4) Very good. Tooling is high quality. Makers mark is clear. 4 bottom loops for rifle cartridges are missing and 1 is slightly damaged. Buckle is a deep mustard patina. 5) Very good. Belt is a russet brown color with intact stitching. Billet has been moved to fit a smaller man. Loops are intact with 17 old rifle cartridges. Mark is faint but readable. Buckle retains nearly all of the dull nickel finish. 6) Good. Belt is dark and crazed. Loops are intact. Name is intact. Maker mark is faint, but readable. Holster is very good. Nicely tooled with wear on the front near the muzzle. Maker’s mark is partly readable. 7) Good. Belt is fragile. Billets and buckle are very good. Buckle has a mustard patina with a sharp U.S. stamp. 8) Very good. Belt is a russet brown finish with white decorative stitching. Markings are sharp. Buckle retains nearly all of the nickel finish. 49973-311 TEP (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2382

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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