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#1 johnggrg

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:06 AM

I'm Looking for a pattern for a slip on padded shoulder pad for a rifle sling. I want one for my Mauser rifle. The original sling is 1 inch wide. This is my hunting rifle and would like a nice padded shoulder pad. Can anyone help me? Changing the sling all together is not an option for me. Any help would be greatly apreciated. Thank you. John

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:32 AM

I am new to leather work and have only done some small projects. I like it and want to do more. I think I'm hooked. But anyways I just need some ideas or examples to go from not necessarlly a pattern but that would be cool to. I never made a shoulder pad before so any help would be appreciated. Thank you. John

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:02 AM

I've never made one like your talking about but this is what i do. Make a pattern the size you want. Cut 1 piece of suede, tow pieces of leather and 1 piece of foam or what ever type of padding you want. Then cut two slots 1 1/4 inches wide in the top piece for the sling to slide through. Glue the suede, padding and middle piece of leather togeather. Then glue the top piece around the edges and around the edges of the leather next to the padding stick togeather and sew. Then thread you sling through and put it on your rifle.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:55 PM

Dirtclod thank you for the reply and your help with this. Do you think wool fur could be used instead of suede and the foam? Well sheepskin leather with fur on that is. As for leather I was going to go with 5-6 ounce leather for the outside. John

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:50 PM

Sheep skin with the wool on it should be fine. The suede is just to keep the sling from slipping off of you shoulder and the wool on sheep skin do the same thing.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:24 PM

Sheep skin with the wool on it should be fine. The suede is just to keep the sling from slipping off of you shoulder and the wool on sheep skin do the same thing.


Thank you!! for your help. John

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 08:31 AM

Thank you!! for your help. John


John your welcome. Post a picture of it when you get it made.
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:40 AM

John your welcome. Post a picture of it when you get it made.
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Will do. Thanks again. John

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:03 AM

Will do. Thanks again. John

I am trying to upload some pics of the finished item. If it works hope you like it. John
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:27 AM

Well had some problems uploading pics so I just put a link for photobucket. The leather string slips up threw where the sling attaches to the rifle. It's a Mauser rifle by the way. It works perfect for what I needed and it doesn't slip or slide in any direction. I know it is primative compared to the work you guys do but I am happy with it. The fur is wool on leather. The leather I used was 5-6 ounce coated with liquid mink oil with no silacone. It said it waterproofs so I went with it. Hope you like it. John

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:40 AM

Is the link working? trying to upload a pic. Attached File  100_5628.jpg   1.16MB   94 downloads

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:49 AM

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:55 AM

ok hard to load them. notall there but hope you like. john

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:15 AM

So how did I do? It was my first real leather project. John

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:55 AM

People keep looking and no comment. This was my first project. I guess it's not to good. John





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