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 Blanket Rifle Case and Short Starter Holster upgrades

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PostSubject: Blanket Rifle Case and Short Starter Holster upgrades   March 4th 2018, 7:12 am

For those who may also enjoy the satisfaction of making changes to or upgrading their gear, I'll post these images of some work I just did...

I got a long brown-striped blanket rifle case for a great price on Etsy and liked how the colors complemented the brown stripes of the straps for my powder horn and possibles bag.  My twin (Flint62Smoothie) suggested that I add some leather patches so my JP McCoy rifle's muzzle or other parts wouldn't work their way through the blanket covering.

It was too tough to add them on the inside, since the case is so narrow, so I ended up adding them on the outside.  And I did my first-ever blanket stitch too! I think this came out pretty well at the muzzle:



Then I also added some leather patches where the rear sight and lock are located, with the leather patch doubled in thickness at the top for the lock:



And then, since for now I'm using a short starter on my rifle, I added a simple holster like I'd seen on some of the nicer bags on TOW. I have to thank my twin for passing me his hand-me-down when he just upgraded to a nicer bag, and by luck or serendipity the bag's strap was an exact match for my horn.  The little holster works well for the deer antler starter I bought from Roy Stroh at the Ancient Ones Gun Show in Maine --- it's a nice one, and I like it:



That's it.  Tight groups to all!

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PostSubject: Re: Blanket Rifle Case and Short Starter Holster upgrades   March 4th 2018, 8:53 am

Nice job on the case.

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PostSubject: Re: Blanket Rifle Case and Short Starter Holster upgrades   March 4th 2018, 9:27 am

not only is that very nice to look at it is made to use very very well. your starter is made to place the ball in the bore at the same depth every time. perfect for using a ball on a piece of lubed patch cloth and cutting the patch off at the muzzle. thanks for showing us that.
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PostSubject: Re: Blanket Rifle Case and Short Starter Holster upgrades   March 4th 2018, 9:48 am

Nice work on the stitching and for getting a little creative.  It's pleasing to have "one-a-kind" hand made accessories.

I've been looking for a rifle case for my fowler.  Having a 46" barrel makes a rifle case that fits somewhat scarce.  I might try some thing on the order of what you did.

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PostSubject: Re: Blanket Rifle Case and Short Starter Holster upgrades   March 4th 2018, 10:18 am

Excellent job! I especially like the ball starter.
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PostSubject: Re: Blanket Rifle Case and Short Starter Holster upgrades   March 17th 2018, 4:32 pm

Good job..   cheers

The rest of the members need to share what they are doing or have done. We have like interest and yours may be a trend setter, just like Jon.  Smile

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