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    W. R. Thompson of Rifle, Colorado: Double Loop Side Holster and Money Belt, Circa 1892-1907. The border tooled hand-stamped holster, with a closed toe, is for a 4½" Colt SAA pistol. The money belt measures 35" to the original middle hole and adjusts down to 33½" at the smallest and up to 36½" at the longest. One later hole was punched at 37½". There is a row of cartridge loops for thirty-one individual .44 caliber rounds. The holster is marked "W. R. Thompson/ Maker/ Rifle, Colo." and has a hole for a leg tie at the bottom of the skirt. In 1888, W. R. Thompson opened his own saddlery in Rifle, Colorado and he worked there until his death in 1908. The company continued to operate until 1941. The 3" money belt has the numbers "G 1375" in the leather underneath the clipped corner nickel buckle. Slight dryness on the tongue billet, else fine.

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