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My first handmade leather sling

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by leaky5, May 31, 2015.

  1. leaky5

    leaky5 Donator

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    This is made from approx 2.8mm leather and it has a suede patch which is pretty non slip on the shoulder patch. Finished with black polish and Lord Shearatons Leather Balm.

    I leant a few more lessons along the way.

    It was going to be brown, but had an accident with the black Edge Kote and had to dye it all black.
    I measured the rivet holes using much thinner swivels than the ones I would normally use. So they are a little bit to close together.
    The stitching took ages as I only had a 3mm pricking iron, I have some larger ones on order now.

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  2. Honest Bob

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    Nice Leather work, I do like the simple and functional lines of that sling. Well done.
     
  3. BiggaJ

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    Great first effort leaky..... Simple but very effective, I think the black looks good
     
  4. rizla1

    rizla1 hi

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    Looks pukka job :)
     
  5. Tripleteer

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    Very good first effort on leather, I am sure the orders will be coming in too, I personally prefer brown on rifles, Top job though!,
     
  6. essex sniper

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    Looks good mate
     
  7. leaky5

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    I really wanted to do it it brown, I know where I went wrong so hopefully next time I should be OK.
     
  8. Peter Norris

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    Very good for the first one. You may need to modify the end fixing for non QD sling swivels, and maybe fixings in traditional brass?
    Keep up the good work.
    Peter.
     
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    certainly looks the part very nice
     
  10. leaky5

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    The rivets are screw fix, so can fit any type of loop.
     
  11. themadspread

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    nowt wrong with that bud well done
     
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    Very nice :up:
     
  13. leaky5

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    No2. Will probably have a stitched top fixing and brass buckle (and hopefully brown this time). Watch this space.
     
  14. leaky5

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    I have made some adjustments, it is now 2 piece and gives more flexible adjustments.


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    That is very nice indeed. I think I need something similar on my FWB 124.
     

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