A pair of chaps worn by John Wayne in classic Western Red River is set to fetch more than $26,000 (£16,250) at auction.

The brown leather leg protectors were sported by the veteran actor in his role as a cowboy on a troublesome cattle-drive in the 1948 movie.

After the shoot ended, he gave the chaps to fellow actor Joel MCCrea, who wore them in his own Western later that year, Four Faces West.

The chaps go up for auction online via Nate D. Sanders on Thursday (26Feb15) with a starting price of $26,000.