The Cheyenne holster was popularized by saddlers including F.A. Meanea, E.L.Gallatin, and J.S. Collins & Co. in Cheyenne, Wyoming territory during the late 1870's to early 1880's. This popular style is a variation of the Mexican loop holster and is identified by its tear drop shaped sewn in toe plug and the swell in the pouch designed to lock in the loops to prevent riding up when the gun is drawn.
"Packing Iron" F.A. Meanea style holster with money belt.
This fully carved Cheyenne holster represents
the style of the 1880's period.
It is pictured below with a standard cartridge
belt with 30 woven 45 caliber cartridge loops and nickel plated brass
Left hand Cheyenne holster in my #2 pattern. This holster
is stained in my own rustic walnut stain and age oiled. Fits Colt SAA revolvers
and clones. Pictured with a Ruger New Vaquero with 5 1/2 inch barrel. Price is
$95 dollars US plus shipping.
Cheyenne holster in my #3 pattern with a dark