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!

July 13, 2013

A New Addition

I received my new powder measure made by CLA member David Rase from Bremerton, Washington. David is making these by hand, by drawing sheet metal through a draw plate to swag it into a round tube suitable for powder measures.  In the past he has been turning the whole measure from a piece of round stock.  The tube is pulled through the draw plate and then soldered to a turned and broached collar.  The thumb screws are all hand filed from 1/8" mild steel flat stock. David makes them in copper, brass, and mild steel also in any measurement you want up to 120gr.   

I had mine made from the mild steel and it measures from 10 gr. to 60gr.   I wanted to keep it small in size, (3 1/4" closed, 5 1/4" opened) so that I can hang it from my rifle bag. If I need a larger charge I can just dump it twice up to 120gr.
His work is outstanding and had it in two weeks after ordering. This would be a great addition to anyone's shot bag.
David's e-mail is davidrase@q.com

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