In August-September, 2012, Steve Winters e-mailed asking for info on a pair of Colt Bisley .45 calibre six-shooters that he owns ... and whether these once belonged to Sunset Carson. Below is a collage showing some of the digital images of the guns and case. Serial numbers are 317740 and 272799. Note the "SC" initials on the presentation case. If anyone has info, shoot the Old Corral webmeister an e-mail and I'll pass it along to Steve.
(Courtesy of Steve Winters)
(Courtesy of Dick Hite)
A couple of e-mails arrived with more on the gunbelt:
... was built by a man named Les Thompson, a would-be character actor who was employed (by Sunset) in his Wild West Show to "handle" the front door and act as the announcer. Les was a saddle maker/leather craftsman who went by the name Colonel Mel B. Hood.
Perhaps the answer is in the two above e-mail tidbits: the gunbelt was crafted by Les Thompson (COL. HOOD) while Sunset was in Melbourne, Australia (MELB).