Do you know who made the cross pistols holster rig worn by Curly Bill in the film Tombstone?

Do you know who made the cross pistols holster rig worn by Curly Bill in the film Tombstone?

Patrick Siempre
Paradise Valley, Arizona

I contacted gun expert James Dunham, who worked as a technical advisor on Tombstone, and he said, “The holsters Powers Booth [Curly Bill] wore in Tombstone were made by individual leather craftsman Rob Gang, who was hired to work on the film through Peter Sherako. Sherako was responsible for putting together the cowboy enthusiasts/horsemen who became known as the ‘Buckaroos.’”

Much of the wonderful period saddles, gun leather, hats and boots came from the Buckaroos’ personal wardrobe. Several large manufacturing companies made items for the cast, but the principals usually had custom gear.

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Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian, board president of the Arizona Historical Society and vice president of the Wild West History Association. His latest book is Arizona’s Outlaws and Lawmen; History Press, 2015. If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu