Fans of the famed bounty hunter can now purchase their own authentic reproduction of Josh Randall's "Mare's Laig". Josh gave his Winchester "handgun" this unusual name because he said it, "kicked at both ends."

We welcome your interest in the most famous firearm and holster in the history of TV westerns. Eagle Squadron Productions is proud to offer the Bounty Hunter Special. Authentic Winchester Model 1892 carbines (1892-1941) are made into replicas of the famous western series sidearm used from 1958 through 1961. There were three original "Mare's Laigs" used in the series. And, one of these has been purchased for as much as $65,000! Many have written us to say, "that was my favorite show as a kid" or, "after 40 years... finally, someone is making these" or, "all my life I've wanted one of these... now I can get one!" A few have wanted to buy one of these originals from us. Unfortunately, one is in the Gene Autry Museum and the remaining two are privately owned. However, the value we offer in our Bounty Hunter Special is equally as pleasing, more cost effective, and much easier to obtain.

We have faithfully crafted our guns and holsters to precisely match the original from authentic Winchester '92 carbines. As our reference, we took apart one of the original three "Mare's Laigs" used on the show. And, we were able to recreate the large finger lever ring, butt plate, and other parts to the same precision of the original studio design.

As you can see in the photo above, there were two different versions used in the show. The early version consisted of the round barrel and the larger "D" ring finger lever. The later version consisted of an octagon barrel, a specially crafted front barrel band, tear-drop finger lever, and a special "duck-billed fanning hammer" designed by the actor, Steve McQueen. The holster is hand-crafted to match the original studio design. And, we custom make each belt to the size you specify along with real (though non-firing) 45-70 caliber cartridges. Even though this gun was designed to fire 44-40 caliber ammunition, the studio chose to use 45-70's for a better visual impact on the show. Should you prefer to have 44-40 caliber cartridge loops in your belt, we will be happy to make this adjustment at no additional cost to you. However, this adjustment will not include any 44-40 caliber cartridges.

 

42 out of 50 U.S. States allow possession of a fully functional version of the "Mare's Laig" that fires live 44-40 caliber ammunition. You must register such a version with the B.A.T.F. (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) for a one-time registration fee of $200.00 because the barrel length is under the Federal minimum of 16-inches. Currently, there are 8 States that do not allow possession of our fully functional version. They are WA, IL, CA, NY, NJ, CT, RI, & DE. Non-firing /non-functional versions do not require B.A.T.F. registration.

Should you decide to order a "Mare's Laig" from us, we will need two measurements from you. Please let us know what waist size to make your belt. Your measurement should include the circumference around your trousers and belt (note how our model is wearing his).

Also, 15-inches down from the top of your trouser belt, measure around your leg for the holster leg-strap. Left-handed guns and holsters are available without additional cost.

Imagine, out of the millions of people that fondly remember this show, only a certified 500 individuals will own one of these famous "Mare's Laigs". With each purchase we provide a numbered certificate of authenticity, a high quality glossy 5x7 photo of Josh Randall, and a video tape showing the first four episodes of, "Wanted: Dead or Alive".

Among the TV Western legends of the past and present, James Drury (The Virginian) and Don Durant (Johnny Ringo), are proud to own one of our "Mare's Laigs".

"Mare's Laig" - Early Version
Round Barrel and Large "D" ring finger lever
Price: $2,850 USD
"Mare's Laig" - Early Version
Octagonal barrel and "Tear-drop" finger lever
Price: $3,100 USD

($30.00 shipping & handling in the continental United States).

For those fans of Josh Randall that would like to have "close to the real thing", we have another "Mare's Laig" called the Josh Randall. This showroom quality replica has the look and feel of our Bounty Hunter Special without the costs involved from customizing an authentic Winchester carbine. It is incapable of firing and difficult to distinguish from our certified product. The Josh Randall includes our non-firing replica, a customized belt & holster, a photo of Josh Randall, and the video tape showing the first four episodes of, "Wanted: Dead or Alive". Sorry, because we have not limited the production of the Josh Randall, certificates of authenticity will not be issued for them. These are original fabrications of Eagle Squadron Productions and are not made from real Winchesters or any real facsimile of the famous Model 92 rifles. Yet, for "handling purposes" they look very real. There are no B.A.T.F. registration requirements and they can be sold in all 50 States. They are also available for world-wide distribution.

 

For those fans of Josh Randall that would like to have "close to the real thing", we have another "Mare's Laig" called the Josh Randall. This showroom quality replica has the look and feel of our Bounty Hunter Special without the costs involved from customizing an authentic Winchester carbine. It is incapable of firing and difficult to distinguish from our certified product. The Josh Randall includes our non-firing replica, a customized belt & holster, a photo of Josh Randall, and the video tape showing the first four episodes of, "Wanted: Dead or Alive". Sorry, because we have not limited the production of the Josh Randall, certificates of authenticity will not be issued for them. These are original fabrications of Eagle Squadron Productions and are not made from real Winchesters or any real facsimile of the famous Model 92 rifles. Yet, for "handling purposes" they look very real. There are no B.A.T.F. registration requirements and they can be sold in all 50 States. They are also available for world-wide distribution.


The Josh Randall: $950 USD
($30.00 shipping & handling in the continental United States).


The Bounty Hunter Special has been featured in the following:

  • Guns & Ammo Annual
  • Guns
  • Guns of the Old West
  • Gun World
  • Shoot Magazine (Vol. 26, Jan - Feb 2004)
 
     

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