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Leather Rifle slings

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by leaky5, May 17, 2015.

  1. leaky5

    leaky5 Donator

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    Do many of you use leather slings ? I am thinking of having a go at some, trying to give them a slightly more modern slant (if that is possible). I dont really like ones with lots of engraving etc.

    I do make quite a few things from leather, knife sheathes, pellet pouches, bags etc, so I hope I should be able to make one to a reasonable standard.

    I may do one and then pop up some pictures for some feed back.
     
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  2. Rat reaper

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    I do like the look of leather slings better ,look forward to the pictures
     
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    Looking forward to seeing it as well, not keen on the engraving myself - nice and plain looking.
     
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    Nice to know you could be a handy guy on here
     
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    Plain leather is class!!!!
     
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    Yeh leather is tastey, gives a nice class look to a rifle imo. Both plain and engraved are nice imo
     
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    Looks like you may have a few ready-made customers if you can make them for a reasonable price.
     
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    If you change your mind Il do you a nice paracord sling.
     
  9. leaky5

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    Lol, Chris already has one of my paracord slings
     
  10. leaky5

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    I am going to price up some leather options today. I like a bit of texture to my leather work, just not full on basket weave or scalloping etc.

    Realistically I would think we are talking about in the region of £35-40 for the sling itself.
     
  11. leaky5

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    Ok, after some opinions of which way to go.

    Within the shoulder pad area, I am planning either some stippling or writing. The stippling would be the same as around the letters in the picture.

    I am not sure if the lettering will be to in you face. I also need to practice my stamping a bit more, over lapped the letters once or twice.

    The dyed piece is dark brown with black highlighted letters

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/leaky5/18153921091/sizes/l][​IMG][/URL]


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/leaky5/18152751595/sizes/l][​IMG][/URL]
     
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  12. leaky5

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    Ok, I think stippling it is. I think I need to practice on the lettering more before I try that.
     
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    I quite like it mate, I'd prefer the writing to not be coloured though so it isn't as in your face
     
  14. stevemandm

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    looks great. personally, i'd go for stippling, but with the lettering only half the size as in the photo. may make it look even more classier
     
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    as above definately with the stippling and smaller letters should look smart
     
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    Well it's fully stippled now and I am quite pleased with the result. Dyeing next.

    I will practice on my lettering and get some better tools.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
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    I like the stippling and agree that smaller letters would look nicer. I am not sure its in your face as the picture though as its black on brown.

    thanks
    Tim
     
  18. Darren82744

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    I have leather slings on all my guns
    look lovely with thumb holes to hold in situ over stiles, gates and uneven ground
    But
    the leather is quite stiff, and often gets in the way especially when preparing for a shot.
    been tempted many times, for a more fluid Paracord model, but like all things the pockets are not bottomless, Sadly :(
     
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