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Online Mike Lyons

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Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:30:37 AM »
Iím adding a flap strap and switching the buttons to leather ones. Other than that,  here she is.




























« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 05:30:38 AM by Mike Lyons »

Offline Mike from OK

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 05:03:16 AM »
Mike, outstanding work.

I am absolutely digging that buckle. I've got to find out where you guys are sourcing those. They add just the right finishing touch to a bag. I've even considered getting some brass plate and trying my hand at fashioning my own. But I would much prefer to leave it to someone with actual talent.

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 05:49:55 AM »
Mike, Brother you have simply knocked it out of the ballpark.  Absolutely incredible attention to detail...it looks just like the ones I used to lust over at the German gun stores when I was stationed there in the mid 80ís. Fantastic job!

Greg
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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 06:36:18 AM »
Thanks Greg.  Being able to handle yours in Boonesborough and the tips you gave me helped out a lot.  Itís a long way from perfect.  Iím not that familiar with all the historically correct parts.  All I had was the interview of experts from Mr. Ewings website, T.C. Alberts book and gamebag, lots of pictures and yours to go off of.   I think the brass should have been covered with leather but I really liked the look of the brass. 

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 09:30:50 AM »
Beautiful bag. There's a lot of really intricate detail done very very well there. Congrats!


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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 03:54:38 PM »
Outstanding work!   

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 04:30:56 PM »
There is a ton of work in that bag, and you really pulled it off. A fine job sir. Youíve come a long way in a short time.  Two thumbs up. God bless, Marc

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 05:50:32 PM »
only can say... congrats with this marvelous hunting bag, it's like a dream :)

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 06:55:14 PM »
 Very nice work, I like it all. Why switch the buttons?

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 07:11:23 PM »
Thanks Tim, Marc and everyone else.  From what I understand, one of the HC items on these bags were leather covered parts and leather buttons.  Some of them had leather covered buckles.  I'm not going that far.   :o 

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 05:32:45 AM »
Very nice work, I like it all. Why switch the buttons?

   Tim

I added the leather flap button but didnít switch the metal ones.  That antique brass grows on you.

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2020, 05:39:34 PM »
The brass looks good and matches your buckles and rings.  Good choice. 

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2020, 02:42:50 AM »
Excellent Craftsmanship! Congrats well down
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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2020, 02:47:08 AM »
Wonderful job. Now get back to gun making. Youíre a prodigy.

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Re: Finished German Game Bag - Buttons
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2020, 07:23:35 AM »
Wonderful job. Now get back to gun making. Youíre a prodigy.

Thanks Stoner.  I get side tracked often.  This bag was a lot more work and took a lot more time than I expected. Hopefully I can grab a file and start some tang work tomorrow.  My nose is in the books every night trying to burn this Fowler in my brain.  Hope youíre all staying healthy down your way.