Posted 10 years ago
Here is an 1880s Armed Cowboys Cabinet photograph.
Both wear large hats and work shirts and (in my opinion) look like real working cowboys although some of the weapons may be studio props.
The guy on the right is wearing a cartridge belt with a Civil War surplus "US" buckle. In his belt he has a Model 1877 Colt Lightning double action revolver. I am not sure of the make of the small caliber pocket pistol.
His buddy has a Merwin Hulburt .44 Army revolver in his belt and what may be a Smith & Wesson in his hand. His large bowie knife completes the menacing look.
If you look closely on the guy with the knife, you can even see the lead tips to the bullets in his cartridge belt.