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Holstory: Gunleather of the Twentieth Century by RED Nichols, John Witty

Holstory: Gunleather of the Twentieth Century
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Holstory: Gunleather of the Twentieth Century by: RED Nichols, John Witty
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Author: RED Nichols, John Witty
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 224
Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

Product Code: ING-2018-9781098396855-X2

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Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

Dear reader: this is an unabashed picture book about gunleather. In particular, it is about the innovative holsters that were created by American men and women during the 20th century; specifically, during the saeculum 1905 to 1985 because that's when all the heavy lifting was done.

And it's about their linkages . . . 'A Texas Ranger, born 1844, married a woman who, after she was widowed then married a Texas saddler 1908. 'That saddler in Austin employed a clerk who in 1912 began building unique holsters for the Texas Rangers. 'And that clerk, born 1872, bore a son in 1896 whose daughter married the Governor of Texas in 1940. 'That bride escaped the bullets fired at the President's car as she rode with him in November 1963. 'They were the McNellys, the Wroes, the Brills and the Kennedys.'

'Holstory' -- a term the authors coined so they wouldn't be typing 'holster history' over and over again -- is filled with just these kinds of linkages amongst real gunfighting lawmen like Capt. Leander McNelly and officer Tom Threepersons of Texas; D.A. 'Jelly' Bryce and J.C. 'Doc' White of the F.B.I.; and the gunleather makers like Sam D. Myres of Texas and Hermann H. Heiser of Colorado who supplied them.

It's a tale that's never been told in quite this way. It is thoroughly researched and heavily footnoted so that you can delve deeper if you like. There are lots of full-color pictures of gunleather collectibles. This is the Book of Holstory that you've been waiting for.

Chapters include: Brill, Threepersons, Myres, Berns-Martin, Lawman Guns, Heiser, Audley, Ojala, Gaylord, Bianchi


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