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!

November 20, 2015

The Season is Over

November 15th, opening day, it"s all over!
Our 2015 Michigan firearms season started this past Sunday and for once I was able to be out in the woods for opening day. I started the morning off by watching a big buck chase a doe around but, no shot was offered. I all so had other does and bucks (4) pay me a visit that morning. After a little lull in deer movement, I had this big boy walk in and offered me a 20yard shot, broadside.
My fowler did it's job, with a double lung shot, the deer went about 50 yards and dropped. This is my biggest buck yet. That morning's hunt was the best, with beautiful weather, lots of wildlife moving about, just a great day!
I used my 75 cal. Fowler loaded with a paper cartridge using a .715 round ball backed with 100gr. of 3f black powder.