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!

August 4, 2020

Axe & Carriage

Shot Bag #69

A simple but well made bag to hold up under the everyday use in the field.
The bag is made from 2/3 oz. veg, tanned leather, hand stitched and dyed, treated with nests-foot oil and bee's wax.
The bag size is 7" wide at the opening tapering out to 7 1/2" at the bottom and 8 1/2" deep. It has a 1 1/2" gusset tapering up the sides to the top of the bag. Medium size inside pocket. Strap is 1" wide fitted with a iron buckle and the flap is button down.
A great size bag for either rifle or fowler!

July 6, 2020

Fowler Bag #68

Bag number 68 was made for a customer who was looking for a shot bag to go along with his New England Fowler. He is from the New England states and is a avid turkey hunter looking to starting hunting with a flintlock.
The bag is 7 1/2' wide at the opening and almost 8" deep plenty of room for what ever he will need for his hunting.There is also a small inside pocket.

June 2, 2020

Spring Turkey, 2020

The spring turkey season for 2020 was a tough season for sure.  On the last day of my permit, I was able to take a nice Jake.
I enjoyed everyday, and was thankful that I was able to hunt this spring in spite of, all that was going on. 

May 28, 2020

Ranger Limber Jack

This is my hand made Limber Jack made in the dress of a early ranger. He was made for me by a gentleman named Joe Lee a very long time a go. He put a lot of detail in the different ones that he made. Joe also did some of the illustrations for some of the early sketch books.
The grandkids have played with him over the years. It’s sad that I have no rhythm and so my ranger can’t keep a beat either, but in someone else’s hand he can dance a jig.

May 27, 2020

Customer Order

The items where sent to me so I could make up the knife sheath, cover the canteen & add a strap, and make up the carriage for the ax.

April 29, 2020

Shot Bag #67 & Powder Horn

Here is a shot bag and horn that were made to be together.
This is a well made but simple shot bag that was common to find hanging for trade or sale in any gunsmith, cobble or harness makers shop in the 18th century.
The bag is made from 2/3 oz. veg. tanned leather, handed stitched with welted seams. The bag size is 6 ¼” at the opening and  7” at its widest point, and 7 1/2’ deep.
The opening of the bag as well as the rolled edge of the flap is trimmed in pigskin. The backside of the flap is lined in natural linen and held closed with a tab and button.
There is a small inside pocket,  4” by 3”
The strap is cut from 5/6oz. veg. tanned leather and fitted out with a hand forged Iron buckle.
The bag and strap is dyed brown and treated with neat’s-foot oil and bee’s wax to complete the bag.
The powder horn is also simple, light in color, measuring 14 ½” around the outside curve and 3 ¼” across the butt and is air tight. The strap is made of a heavy cow hide and dyed a dark brown and held in place with two iron staples.

April 7, 2020

New Hat

Shot Bag #66

With the cancellation of events and some down time I decided I would make a new shot bag for myself.
I made the bag to look the same as my old one, the only difference is I added a gusset 1" wide tapering down to 1/8 “and made it deeper about 1”. The strap is 1/4” wider because a friend gave me a hand made brass buckle to use on my bag. It’s a nice little bag. I’m just not sure on the size, it looks BIG! Well turkey season is coming up fast so I will give it some woods time and see if I like it.

Older Bag

March 30, 2020

Belt Bag

This simple bag is hand stitched with welted seams and made of 2/3 oz. veg. tanned leather. Dyed, and treated with neatsfoot oil and sealed with bee's wax. Bag is  6"W x 4 1/2"D  fitted with two belt loops in the back to take up to a 2" belt.
The Flap is double sided with simple tooling added to the front and the edge is burnished. Button closer. No pocket.

Larger Belt Bag

This bag is a little larger in size, 6"W x 5 1/4"D with a 3/4" tapered gusset.
It's hand stitched with welted seams and made of 2/3 oz. veg. tanned leather. Dyed, and treated with neatsfoot oil and sealed with bee's wax. A small outside pocket 4"W x 2 1/2"D fitted in the back with two belt loops wide enough to take a 2 1/2" belt.The flap is plain in the front while the back is lined with a striped linen and the edge is trimmed in pig, with a button closer.

3 Small Belt Bags

The bags are hand stitched with welted seams and made of 2/3 oz. veg. tanned leather. Dyed, and treated with neatsfoot oil and sealed with bee's wax. These three bags are the same size, 5 1/2" W x 4 1/2"D with a small pocket attached to the front of the bag. 4"W x 2 1/2"D  they have two belt loops attached to the back of the bag that will take up to a 2 1/2" belt. The flaps are different on each bag. One has some simple tooling on the front and is lined with a cotton print on the back the edge is trimmed in pig with a button down closer. Second bag is double sided with some simple tooling on the front with a button closer. Third bag is doubled sided, plain with a button closer.
Great for ones fire starting kit or other items needed.

Shot Bag #65

This bag is hand stitched with welted seams and a 1" tapered gusset made of 2/3 oz. veg. tanned leather. Dyed, and treated with neatsfoot oil and sealed with bee's wax.
Bag size is 6 1/2" W x 8" D
Has a small  inside pocket,
4 1/2" W x 3' D
Flap is doubled sided with simple brass button closer.
Strap is 1 1/4" wide tapering down to fit a 1" iron buckle