A new rifle requires a new bag

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I recently assembled a Kibler SMR and decided that the rifle needed a bag that was more aesthetically suited to the SMR than the previous bags I have made, and so I made this bag to service my SMR. Cowhide body and flap, elk hide binding, goat hide outer flap hinge mated to deerskin inner flap hinge, canvas liner, hand forged buckle and deer antler toggle. Hand sew with waxed linen thread. Given a slightly worn used appearance, oiled, dyed and waxed. The small repair patch was a happy accident. During assembly I was unhappy to discover a dime sized very thin spot of leather that would likely tear at some future date and so I reluctantly did a preemptive repair. After completion of the bag I grew to like the patch, gives the bag a bit of character I think.
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I recently assembled a Kibler SMR and decided that the rifle needed a bag that was more aesthetically suited to the SMR than the previous bags I have made, and so I made this bag to service my SMR. Cowhide body and flap, elk hide binding, goat hide outer flap hinge mated to deerskin inner flap hinge, canvas liner, hand forged buckle and deer antler toggle. Hand sew with waxed linen thread. Given a slightly worn used appearance, oiled, dyed and waxed. The small repair patch was a happy accident. During assembly I was unhappy to discover a dime sized very thin spot of leather that would likely tear at some future date and so I reluctantly did a preemptive repair. After completion of the bag I grew to like the patch, gives the bag a bit of character I think.View attachment 139701

Very nice!!!
 
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I recently assembled a Kibler SMR and decided that the rifle needed a bag that was more aesthetically suited to the SMR than the previous bags I have made, and so I made this bag to service my SMR. Cowhide body and flap, elk hide binding, goat hide outer flap hinge mated to deerskin inner flap hinge, canvas liner, hand forged buckle and deer antler toggle. Hand sew with waxed linen thread. Given a slightly worn used appearance, oiled, dyed and waxed. The small repair patch was a happy accident. During assembly I was unhappy to discover a dime sized very thin spot of leather that would likely tear at some future date and so I reluctantly did a preemptive repair. After completion of the bag I grew to like the patch, gives the bag a bit of character I think.View attachment 139701
That shot nearly nicked your hip. Did you get him? :rolleyes: Dale
 
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I hate it when you guy's post wonderful things like this and i am up to my eyeballs in alligators! no time to copy your beautiful creation!
filed under things to do! #999.9!
i can just feel the suppleness of that leather!
 
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I recently assembled a Kibler SMR and decided that the rifle needed a bag that was more aesthetically suited to the SMR than the previous bags I have made, and so I made this bag to service my SMR. Cowhide body and flap, elk hide binding, goat hide outer flap hinge mated to deerskin inner flap hinge, canvas liner, hand forged buckle and deer antler toggle. Hand sew with waxed linen thread. Given a slightly worn used appearance, oiled, dyed and waxed. The small repair patch was a happy accident. During assembly I was unhappy to discover a dime sized very thin spot of leather that would likely tear at some future date and so I reluctantly did a preemptive repair. After completion of the bag I grew to like the patch, gives the bag a bit of character I think.View attachment 139701
That is one of the nicest bags I have seen
 
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I recently assembled a Kibler SMR and decided that the rifle needed a bag that was more aesthetically suited to the SMR than the previous bags I have made, and so I made this bag to service my SMR. Cowhide body and flap, elk hide binding, goat hide outer flap hinge mated to deerskin inner flap hinge, canvas liner, hand forged buckle and deer antler toggle. Hand sew with waxed linen thread. Given a slightly worn used appearance, oiled, dyed and waxed. The small repair patch was a happy accident. During assembly I was unhappy to discover a dime sized very thin spot of leather that would likely tear at some future date and so I reluctantly did a preemptive repair. After completion of the bag I grew to like the patch, gives the bag a bit of character I think.View attachment 139701
A nice bag, I like the patch too. I especially like how you made the straps, instead of a strip of leather yours widen and spread at the point of attachment. The color and finish of the leather is quite nice, giving it a soft to the touch look. It goes nicely with your horn.
 

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