Author Topic: Lyman Belt Bag Period?  (Read 122 times)

Offline Panzerschwein

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Lyman Belt Bag Period?
« on: June 06, 2023, 05:58:20 PM »
Hello, friends!

I recently acquired a Northwest trade gun that I believe is more of an early 19th century design.

Ive got a Lemuel Lyman style belt pouch that Id like to use for carrying balls and etc. for the gun. But I know this design dates back to the French & Indian War period.

My question is, were such belt pouches used later on in to the 19th century? Or would a different bag be more appropriate? Thanks so much in advance.


Offline rich pierce

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Re: Lyman Belt Bag Period?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2023, 06:56:46 PM »
A Northwest gun would primarily be used by Native Americans and to some extent by Whites on the frontier. Their bags would vary depending on their heritage. The paintings of Alfred Jacob Miller would be something to look at so far as fur trade trappers are concerned.
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Offline backsplash75

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Re: Lyman Belt Bag Period?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2023, 11:51:32 PM »
Great suggestion above!

A bit more info on time/place would be helpful

here is a lyman adjacentish fun fringed 7 inch pouch