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My "new" Marlin 45-70 Cowboy was just crying out for a leather butt cover, so I made one last night and stained it today.

My goals:

1. Raise the comb a little, to allow scope use but without compromising irons
2. Increase length of pull (the gun is a little short for me- see the slo-mo vid in an earlier thread)
3. Soak up recoil
4. Hold some ammunition
5. Protect stock
6. Not look totally gash

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It's veg-tanned leather which I've stained with Fiebing's "Antique leather finish", followed by a Carnuaba wax mixture then polished.

I'm no leatherworker but I think it fulfills the goals set (can't comment on recoil yet.)







 

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Nice job BBM!

Working with leather is not one of my skill sets, so I appreciate seeing how it's done.

Cheers,

Benn
 
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Nice job
 
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That gives encouragement/motivation to those like me that are "fence sitting" about getting started in doing leathercraft... nice job.
 

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Good job!!! You've got some skill!!
Very nice!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!:)

Tim
 
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Very nice job Bangbangman!!:congrats: With 16 shots you can drop a herd of deer at one sitting!! :biggrin:
 
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That gives encouragement/motivation to those like me that are "fence sitting" about getting started in doing leathercraft... nice job.
Get off the fence and go for it!

I'm very much a novice but I enjoy it and can make functional, simple kit. Set-up costs need not be extreme and their are lots of tutorials on the web.

When my son was christened I made him a knife and a spoon, so I had to make a sheath, too. As a first attempt it's pretty clumsy but it is more special for having been home made.

 

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Great job on the leatherwork and great job of photographing the process!
 

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Looks good. Where did you get the leather and supplies?
 
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Very nice!:tee:
 

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Nice job and Thank You for sharing.....Looks like one proud daddy in that last picture.
 

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that's great.....love to see leatherwork.

I have a friend in Austria that does alot of his own stuff.....archery..knife making...leather and flutes.....I am amazed at the talent some ppl posess.....jer
 
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