Sut, that's a great looking rig (especially for that looOOoong barrel).........and I think this is a wonderful idea for a thread...........thanks for coming up with it.
Indeed, some holster makers and saddle makers (leather workers) can produce real works of "art" with their craft and I've always appreciated that skill.
Here's a rig that was already old when I came across it back in the 1960's. A friend of mine on the Rez had it in the bottom of a tackle box where it had layed since his dad put it there many years prior and he couldn't remember when or where he had obtained it. They thought it was kinda humorous that I liked it so much and they gave it to me.
Indeed, it's a bit too fancy for me to actually strap it on........I would feel like a real greenhorn tenderfoot with something like that hanging from my hip......just something about it caught my young eye (IMO it's beautiful). I've stored it away and considered it a "treasure" over all these years.
Talk about being a "rhinestone cowboy"......chuckle
I can't remember exactly where, but sometime many years ago I also came across this one
BTW, the above two rigs both fit Colt SAA type handguns.
This one, I did use many years ago. It carried a .38 S&W top break.........and later, it would occasionally carry a K-38 (that's why it has two sets of strap snaps)
Yep, they're not plastic and they're not modern.........we can't call em "tactical" either.........but, whatchathink...........?