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!

June 24, 2013

Good News, Today

Today,  My son Eric and I both received our permits to try and hunt Michigan black bear. This will be Eric's first time and my fourth, I have been lucky enough to have taken two bears from the three previous hunts. Eric is not sure as of yet, if he will use a flintlock or a modern firearm. I on the other hand will again hunt in period clothing and use my fowler.
The first was taken with a 58 cal. English fowler.











  The second was taken with a 75 cal Brown Bess.
We will be hunting in Michigan's upper peninsula in Iron co. Our family's will be heading up the first week of October, our bow season for deer is also open, Eric will try his luck in  taking a deer also.