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Offline Tacitus

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A new rifle requires a new bag
« on: May 16, 2022, 10:02:54 AM »
I recently assembled a Kibler SMR and decided it needed a bag more in line aesthetically with the rifle than the previous bags I had made, and so I made this bag to service my SMR. Cowhide body, elk hide binding, goat hide exterior flap hinge mated to a deer skin interior flap hinge, canvas liner, and hand forged buckle and deer antler toggle. Hand sew with waxed linen thread. Oiled, dyed and waxed and given a worn, used appearance. The small patched is a happy accident. I unhappily noticed during assembly a dime sized spot of thin leather that would likely tear at some future date and so I made a preemptive repair. After completing the bag I decided instead that I liked the patch, gives the bag a bit more character.











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Offline TN Longhunter

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 04:39:53 PM »
That will pair well with your SMR. Now add a Southern Banded Horn and you will be set to go. Good looking bag.
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Offline Ken G

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 04:48:01 PM »
Nicely done.  I like the patch!

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2022, 06:56:12 PM »
Looking really good to me
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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 01:41:34 PM »
Nice bag. I like the worn look you’ve got.
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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 03:46:52 PM »
I like it !

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2022, 09:02:42 PM »
You hit the mark for sure with that bag.  Superb craftsmanship too.
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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2022, 08:44:12 AM »
Great lookin bag, fine craftsmanship.

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2022, 02:51:49 PM »
Really nice.  New rifles always need new bags.  I think the commandment was on one of the tablets Moses dropped in the Mel Brooks Movie.

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2022, 04:02:41 PM »
Looks good AND comfortable. Win-win.
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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2022, 02:29:06 PM »
Tacitus, what would you charge for a bag very similar to that one you just finished, (assuming you would do that)It has all the characteristics I have been seeking: pliable, small, esthetic as all get out. I have a .40 Schimmel that needs a bag to accompany it. Thanks. Beautiful work!


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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2022, 08:10:22 AM »
Nickademous, My apologies for the tardy reply, I have been away from home and busy for a few weeks now, and will be out for about ten more days. I have a few bags in the same style made up and can provide photos and dimensions if you wish. If you are still interested I think $125.00 shipped, to the contiguous USA would be fair.

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2022, 05:38:10 PM »
Very nice bag.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: A new rifle requires a new bag
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2022, 01:33:56 AM »
That's a nice style and executed bag you've made.  $125 seems cheap to me so I hope the Inquirer jumps on it before you change your mind😁
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