Friday, June 14, 2013

Squirrel gun pouch

This pouch was made for gunmaker Jack Hansberry for use with a squirrel rifle.  The body is made of pigskin and the strap is cowhide.  The bag has a fringed welt, rolled bindings, ticking-lined flap and an interior pocket on the back wall. The flowers and vines design, burned into the leather, were inspired by paintings on the stock of a well-known trade gun from the 1760's made by John Bumford of London.  This bag was featured on the Contemporary Makers Blog (


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