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Black Powder Possibles Bag

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image.thumb.jpg.103ead1a7140fbed395d18dc7caed44a.jpgBrother in law is getting into black powder muskets, was talking about possible bags to carry equipment. Seemed like a neat challenge as I had never done a bag, so did some research online and with some magazines he provided and did up a pattern, and made it up,  hand stitched and glued the the seams. Based on eastern beaver tail bags I saw. This is the closed to finished picture, need to finish the edge of straps and dubbin for waterproofing.

Any suggestions or constructive criticism is welcomed. My daughter just started a new job so might take some skills learned and have a crack at a briefcase next. 

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garypl   

You did a nice job with this.  Seems a bit larger than the bags I have been using for muzzleloading, but that's a personal preference anyway.

Is it a single compartment inside or did you divide it, use pockets, etc.?

 

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It is a single compartment with a pocket under the flap. Was estimating on sizes from photos and articles. Storage body under the flap is about 10 inches and a bit. 

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garypl   

Now you have to get a musket so you can make a bag for yourself!

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nice work on the bag.... and on a tangent... what do you use the set of what look like ball peen punches and dies for in the upper left corner of the pic?

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JD62   

I've been to many rendezvous and would bee happy to have that along!

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Garypl I will leave the muskets to those that know what they are doing,, will get him and his cousins to show me how they do it, I understand the principle just need to see the practical.

Plinkercases, they are for doming and Shaping metals I occasionally work with, used to do some jewelry work but not so much anymore.

JD62 thanks.

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Sceaden   

Good looking bag! I started into leatherwork over a year ago to make myself flintlock accessories. Over a year and few grand in tools and supplies and I still haven't made a possibles bag. :-\

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garypl   
1 hour ago, Sceaden said:

Good looking bag! I started into leatherwork over a year ago to make myself flintlock accessories. Over a year and few grand in tools and supplies and I still haven't made a possibles bag. :-\

That's why I started playing with leather back in 1969 - to make accessories for muzzleloading rifles!  Don't shoot them much anymore, but still enjoy playing with leather.

Gary

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Bag with my brother in law's firearms. Fits all his bits and bobs so he is happy.

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That's a cool bag. We used to go to rendezvous. My dad's friend was into it. He got all his co-workers and buddies into it. 

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