Lot 200

DeVore's Saddlery Helena, Montana Holster c. 1950s

Estimate: $750 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Featured in this lot is this Devore's Saddlery out of Helena, Montana holster circa 1950's. The holster features a wonderfully and professionally crafted leather construction and is beautifully carved floral decoration with a heavily carved leather belt with ammo loops and a carved mural of an elk with carved acorn design to the male belt end and shows a beautifully carved holster with floral decoration with an carved acorn clasp to hold the pistol in place. The leather belt is ended with a Sunset Trails sterling silver buckle and is marked on the underside of the buckle and is beautifully engraved and tooled on the top side. The leather holster is marked with the DeVore's Saddlery markers mark on the male end of the belt. From the estate collection of Lloyd Kent and Phyllis DeVore passed owners of the historic DeVore’s Saddlery Helena, Montana. Helena Saddlery of Helena, MONT. Was founded in 1890 and was the predecessor to DeVore Saddlery. Upon Lloyd Kent DeVore’s (also referred to as L. Kent) college graduation he purchased his father Lloyd’s business, the Helena Saddlery and Tent on Lawrence Street, and renamed it DeVore’s Saddlery in circa 1950. Kent learned his craft from some local greats such as Jack Miller and George Hargrave who also worked for DeVore’s. Both L. Kent and his bride Phyllis have since passed away and these pieces are being offered by the family estate. The condition of this DeVore's leather holster is good with some very slight patina adorning the leather but otherwise shows good overall condition. The measurements of this DeVore's leather holster is 18" x 47". Provenance: This holster is from the personal estate of Phyllis DeVore out of Helena, Montana.