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Old 07-13-2019, 06:17 PM
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Default Custom leather slings etc....

I'm lucky enough that I acquired a rifle that deserves a custom leather sling to compliment it.

I have seen some slings that are alright I guess from cabelas and bass pro.
But I'm looking for a nice custom sling.

Anyone have ideas ? Who would you recommend?

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Old 07-13-2019, 06:33 PM
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I am interested in getting a back scabbard for my 45-70 made. I'm interested in recommendations as well!
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:47 PM
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:44 PM
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If you are on Facebook you can check out this guy. His work is remarkable and the costs (including shipping) are as good as you will get anywhere - even here in Canada.

Manuel Solis

He has a few videos of him doing the work - all hand made and gets it done as fast as you can spit. He doesn't have a shop or store, you just tell him what you want and he will message you back on Facebook with the costs etc.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:38 PM
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Check out Bates gang leather,find him on Facebook as well and check out some of his stuff, he ships all over Canada and USA
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:53 PM
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I'm lucky enough that I acquired a rifle that deserves a custom leather sling to compliment it.

I have seen some slings that are alright I guess from cabelas and bass pro.
But I'm looking for a nice custom sling.

Anyone have ideas ? Who would you recommend?

Thanks


Check out the Levy's models at Prophet River. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and am really impressed. Very strong. Nice supple leather. Unless you want fancy stitching or your name etched into it they are as good as custom built to me.

I hate stiff slings. These are very nice with no break in required. $60 - $125
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:01 AM
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There's a guy in Winnipeg call peg city leather.

I know guys that have had stuff made for them and they talk very well of him,plus he ships world wide.

Infact I wanted to get in touch with him because I have some knife cases I want made plus a guitar sling or strap with my bros name on it.I seen 2 straps he made and they were nice,hope this helps out.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:56 AM
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Default Hitching Pohl near Wetaskiwin

The Hitching Pohl near Wetaskiwin may be worthwhile for you to contact. They are on Face book.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:38 AM
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A leather sling that has the cobra look, or that has been stamped are gaudy and detract from the objective. A simple strap arrangement is best. Look at Montana slings or the Brownells latigo sling. Well made, look good, but donít detract from the rifle.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:50 AM
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Reding Farm Handcrafted Leather Goods in Bieseker.
She does slings, sheaths, buttstock cartridge holders and a lot
of other items. You can Facebook Reding Farm if you have Facebook.

One fella on here did a really nice buttstock cartridge holder for my .444
Years ago but Iím unsure if he wants the publicity as he gets pretty busy and it was a hobby for him at the time.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:30 AM
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I searched locally but ended up ordering from gunstockcover.com they had lots of options to pick from. I am very happy with the work

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Old 07-14-2019, 08:53 AM
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A leather sling that has the cobra look, or that has been stamped are gaudy and detract from the objective. A simple strap arrangement is best. Look at Montana slings or the Brownells latigo sling. Well made, look good, but donít detract from the rifle.
I have Brownell Quick Set Latigo slings. Excellent quality. I would not use any other type of sling now.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:15 AM
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A leather sling that has the cobra look, or that has been stamped are gaudy and detract from the objective.

The objective being accuracy and shots placed where you want them?
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:20 AM
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I searched locally but ended up ordering from gunstockcover.com they had lots of options to pick from. I am very happy with the work

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Nothing says ''Im a lousy shot'' like an ammo carrying sling. The numerous ''readily available'' rounds does not imply ''accuracy'' now does it. Then theres that added weight of said ammo and ugly cobra sling swinging around while trying to take an offhand shot. Its just not doing the ''dangerous game PH'' thing for me...

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Old 07-14-2019, 09:34 AM
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My Marlin 336 is a 1971 vintage and I have owned it since 1980. It has beautiful wood and itís a workhorse. It wears a simple Montana sling, 1 1/4 wide, Matches the rifle and character perfectly.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:56 AM
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A member on here, goes by "horse_men" made me some leather products. He does great work at very reasonable prices. Might want to pm him and see what you can work out. He is located in Stony Plain area.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:38 AM
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My Brother in Athabasca makes a ton of stuff out of leather, including some very nice rifle slings. He has a bunch of videos on youtube of him making many of these items.

He should be able to make exactly what you are looking for. PM me if you want his phone number. Check out his facebook and youtube page for a number of his projects.

https://www.facebook.com/NoarthCreations/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJM...PQG8x64u6eVdJQ
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:07 PM
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My neighbor does high end leather work. Not so much with the engraving in cheap veggie tanned leather, but double hand stitches properly done leather work. When you see his work compared to other pieces you understand the work and costs, but it is heirloom product he makes. I think a belt with double stitching on both sides runs about $200, so I'd guess around there or a little more depending. You can google "little lion man leather" if that interests you.

Double stitching allows torn or damaged threads to be repaired fairly easily, as compared to machine stitched which comes apart like a zipper. In Calgary.
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:49 PM
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I have Brownell Quick Set Latigo slings. Excellent quality. I would not use any other type of sling now.
I use the same slings and they are excellent quality and last time l ordered they are offered in either brown or black if memory serves.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:51 PM
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Montana sling here...simple classic looking sling.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:50 PM
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Steve Mason in High River, Excellent saddle maker that would customize a sling. Your initials, maybe an oak leaf, some basket stamping, etc. Guy's a heck of a fisherman as well.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:07 PM
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Also got one from reding farm. great quality . I just ordered a scout sling from Andy's leather .
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:11 AM
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Give Erin a call, she can email some of the work she does....

Erin Hembroff

(403) 999-6645

erinhembroff@gmail.com
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