Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.

Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.
Welcome to my Blog! My name is Darrel Lang and I specialize in the Replication of Leather shot bags & Accouterments made in the colonies by the harness and saddle maker of the18th century. All items are hand sewn using waxed linen thread, dyed, then treated with neatsfoot oil & bee’s wax. The leather used is of veg. tanned cow hide 2-3 or 4-5 oz. weight. Other materials used are pig skin, period correct linens for the 18th century and iron or brass buckles. Please take a look at what I have to offer. Thank you!

April 26, 2013

Simple Shot Bag


 This is the second bag like this that I have made for Capt. Wulff. The two bags are pretty much the same, simple in construction, they are both 8" wide by 7" deep. Made from one piece of 3/4 oz. veg. tanned leather, folded to size and sewn with waxed linen thread with a outside seam. The difference between the two is the first was made with a full inside pocket also acting as the welt, the second ( shown in photos) is made with a full width pocket made only 4 1/2" deep and sewn down the middle splitting the pocket in half. He intend to carry lose ball on one side and buckshot on the other. The strap is 1 1/4" wide tapering down to fit a 1" iron buckle. The leather is dyed a dark brown and treated with neets-foot oil and bee's wax. Brass button closer.