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Rancho Roy

Homemade Shot Gun Ammo Belt

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I'm going to my first meet this Saturday. I've attended a couple of meets while I was waiting for holsters and getting my Winchester 97 to cooperate. But I still hadn't decided on a shotgun ammo system.........slides or belts, can't decide......

 

So I needed something for this Saturday.

 

I went to Salvation Army and bought two leather belts. A wide one and a narrow one. Then I went to the local craft supply store and bought some rawhide lacing. And finally to "Horrible Freight" for a leather punch tool.

 

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I soaked the rawhide in a bowl of very hot water with a drop of dish detergent to soften it up and allow it to stretch a bit.

 

I laid out my shotgun shells on the wide belt and punched holes for the rawhide.

 

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Next I tied off each loop with a simple overhand knot on the back and after the rawhide dried I added a dab of superglue to keep things in place.

 

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It ain't pretty, but it will serve for a shoot or two until I decide what I want

 

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Total cost with the punch tool was $18.00............

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Guest diablo slim shootist

Nice job-I'll bet other Greenhorn's can benefit from this idea ;)

 

When you save up enough $$$ The Quick Cal cowboy action shot shell belt is

the best I have owned :www.mernickleholsters.com :wub:

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I think it looks purty, in the photos, and very unique, never seen one made exactly like it. The closest technique normally used would substitute rivets for the rawhide ties but if the glue holds and the rawhide does not stretch, then I would actually hang on to it. Some of us get off on coming up with something creative on our own and give it mucho many points over the common store bought stamp and mold leather products!

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About 7/8 of my cowboy gear came from the SAvers store. Your belt is great creative use of the materials at hand.

 

Have fun,

 

Olen

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Nice job-I'll bet other Greenhorn's can benefit from this idea ;)

 

When you save up enough $$$ The Quick Cal cowboy action shot shell belt is

the best I have owned :www.mernickleholsters.com :wub:

 

+1

 

Good job pard.

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I did something similar with an old duty belt and a scrap piece of leather. I have to admit yours looks better than mine.

 

Pretty soon you'll be turning out holsters and rigs.

 

Great job,

 

Smoke

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I'd imagine frontiersmen and cowhands made alot of things themselves, rather than order them from the internet.

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Roy,

Good job. If the shotgun shells start to slide down a little to much for you just add a small strip of leather below the loops for the shells to rest on and stay in one position. Have fun, shoot straight and smile a whole bunch.

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Now that is good work! I may need to borrow freely from this, my little bearcat shoots a 20 gauge and ammo holders for them are scarce. Hope you don't mind.

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Looks great to me. Makes me wanna make one for me after I finish some other projects I have going.

 

Good way to have fun at home when you can't be at the range shootin.

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