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!

February 22, 2021

Accoutrements of Necessity

 Here are two items that I carry in the bottom of my snap sack.

One is my ball mold, ladle, and bar lead carried in a deerskin pouch.

The other is a cleaning kit that is set up for my fowler or my rifle. It’s to use once back in camp for a little better job on cleaning.

I’m using a tinder horn, made by Ron Vail to store the items needed to clean my firearms. The tinder horn works well for   this, because of the shape, it fits well in the bottom of my pack or rolled up in a blanket roll.

Items are tow and cloth patches, wire worm, two jags, one for the fowler 11ga. and one for my rifle 62cal. also a forged tow worm and a bore scraper. Oil bottle, turn screw, rod adapter, and a wood plug for the touch hole.

I have a small cleaning kit in each shot bag also.

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