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(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from L-to-R are George Cooper, Buck Jones and Barbara Weeks in a scene from FORBIDDEN TRAIL (Columbia, 1932).


Buck Jones' uniform included a uniquely decorated single holster/gunbelt.

The Autry National Center museum has some photos of Buck, his wife Maxine, and a Colt single action revolver and gunbelt that belonged to Jones: http://theautry.org/the-colt-revolver-in-the-american-west/western-entertainers?artifact=90.211.1.1



Al 'Lash' LaRue had a variety of gunbelts, and examples are shown below.

(Courtesy of Minard Coons)


Above and left are the gunbelts that LaRue wore in the Eddie Dean Cinecolor oaters at PRC, circa 1945-1946.

Click HERE, HERE, and HERE for some photos and a lobby card from SONG OF OLD WYOMING and THE CARAVAN TRAIL.  In the color lobby card, the gunbelt is brown, not black.
Lash got his own series at PRC, where his role was as 'Cheyenne Davis'.

The gunbelt changed, probably to a custom rig made specifically for Lash.

Click HERE for a photo of Lash with his sidekick, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John.
After their series at PRC, Lash and 'Fuzzy' did a batch for Ron Ormond's Western Adventure Production company ... and the gunbelt changed again. Lash is also wearing his pants belt with the Lash monogram.

Click HERE for a lobby card showing the above belt and holster rig.


Lash also had several pants belts that he wore over the years. Most often, he wore a belt with the "Lash" monogram. And occasionally, he did wear belts with rather large and ornate buckles. Thanks to Wayne Knowles for reminding me that Lash had a later belt which carried a monogram of A L R (bottom right) ... which I'm guessing stood for Al La Rue.




(From Old Corral image collection)
Football great Slingin' Sammy Baugh starred in the KING OF THE TEXAS RANGERS (Republic, 1941) serial.  Early on, he wore a twin holster set ... and then all of a sudden, the leftside gun and holster was gone.  In the publicity still on the left, Baugh is shown with a single holster.

Below is a crop from a lobby card from the serial, showing from L-to-R: unidentified player, Howard Hughes, Baugh, and William Kellogg. Kermit Maynard is seated.  The blowup shows the two-gun rig.  And Baugh's pistol(s) were Smith & Wesson or Colt double-action revolvers, not the traditional single-action Colt.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)


(From Old Corral image collection)
Does the gunbelt that Baugh is wearing look familiar?  Take a gander at the rig worn by Roy Rogers in this photo ... it's not the same rig, but its durn close, and had to be made by the same person.


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