How to adjust the Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig

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Beaver News #63 – November 20, 2017

In this short video, we explain how to adjust the Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig. Even if you have not ordered one from us, this video will still give you an insight into how we make our products fully adjustable to your liking.

Find our first video about the Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig here

Whether you are tall or short, heavy or skinny, left-handed or right-handed, our products adjust to your body and to your liking. Mark shows you where and how you can make your adjustments to position it on your body. 

He also talks about the quick disconnect on the belt connector and why he built it the way he did.

Once you feel you found the perfect fit you need to secure the Chicago screws with some Loctite and then periodically check them to make sure they are not backing off (which is common to happen). 

To watch the video, click on the image below.

A Rig Inspired by a Movie

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Beaver News #61 – October 16, 2017

As you know, our Motto is: You dream it – We make it! so when a client came to us, asking for a rig similar like one he saw in a movie – well we accepted the Challenge 🙂 

The movie he was talking about is Two Mules for Sister Sara and he had his eye on the rig that Hogan, aka Clint Eastwood, is wearing. 

It’s a gun belt with a holster and the first thing you’ll notice is that part of it is rough-side out – meaning the rough side of the leather is out and not the smooth side. 

The belt is lined and stitched with a decorative stitch, we added our signature 3D cartridge loops to it and of course, the buckle can be easily exchanged with our chicago screw system. 

The holster is lined as well, molded and fitted to the gun, and the keeper is a buckle-keeper just like the one on the show. 

If you have an idea of something you want to have manufactured, or you’ve seen a photograph or movie of something that you are interested in, come talk to us. 

To watch the video, click on the image below.

Custom Gun Belt & Holster on drop-loop

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Beaver News #60 – September 25, 2017

Today we are talking again about a custom item: this is a gun belt with a holster that we just manufactured for one of our customers.

He wanted a 1-3/4″ belt and he wanted to have a drop-loop on it to put on the holster for his revolver. As a prospector, he goes into the woods a lot and he has a license to carry. He wanted something that is versatile and that fits his .357 magnum

Also, because he carries different equipment on his belt he found that if the belt buckle is on the left side, where it normally is on a man’s belt, it has gotten in the way of his equipment. So we manufactured the belt to his desire and put the buckle on the right side. Watch the video to see the other features on this custom rig.

To watch the video, click on the image below.

Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig

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Beaver News #56 – July 3, 2017


You dreamed it ….. we made it. You’ve asked for it, and we deliver:

We’ve taken our normal Mare’s Leg Holster and implemented it into a shoulder rig. It comes with

  • a plain ammo plate or an ammo plate of 6 or 12 cartridge loops
  • left- or right-handed which means you can have this as a cross-draw as well.

You can adjust the harness in a way that the holster is all the way up or further down. No matter if you are a tall or a short person, you can customize the fit of your shoulder rig and holster to your liking.

This also takes the weight off the hips and puts it more on the shoulders which equalizes it out if you wear a belt with a knife on it, for example, or you are moving around a lot, you never have the gun sitting down so far.

You can have this Shoulder Rig with any of our Mare’s Leg holsters:

And last but not least, we also added (by demand) that you can switch the hammer tab from the outside to the inside, there are instructions in the video below on how to do that.

Click on the image below to watch our latest video.

Custom Project: Mare’s Leg Holster “Bear looking around a tree”

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Beaver News #55 – June 19, 2017


A quick video to show you a custom Mare’s Leg Holster we just finished.

This one goes to show so nicely our motto: You dream it – we make it.

We’ve taken our basic Mare’s Leg Holster and we specialized it to our clients’ wishes and needs and look at the result, don’t you love it?

It features:

  • a Graham Howard embossing called “Bear looking around a tree”
  • a two-tone black and brown holster
  • with fancy fringe on the side
  • a cheeky tassel  hanging down
  • 3D cartridge loops
  • Leg Strap with buckle in lieu of the leg tie

 

Click on the image below to watch the short video.

Leg Strap with Buckle for your Mare’s Leg Holster

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Beaver News #54 – June 5, 2017


We are very excited to introduce you to a new product.

Our Mare’s Leg Holster comes standard with a leg tie, and now we offer that you could order it with a Leg strap and buckle in lieu of the leg tie. 

If you already have your Mare’s Leg Holster and you would like to switch from the tie to the strap, we offer a Leg strap kit that you can install yourself. 

This product is soon available in the Online Shop, If you wanted to order it already, just send us an email and we will get your details and ship you the strap and buckle kit.

In this Video Mark explains how you can exchange your leg tie with this leg strap. Click on the video below to check it out:

Moving the leg tie on your Mare’s Leg Holster

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Beaver News #52 – May 8, 2017

People have asked us “how do I move the leg ties on my Mare’s Leg Holster”? So we thought we make a short video about it since there is a little trick to it.

Don’t own a Mare’s Leg Holster yet?
Order yours here, you can choose between six different styles.

When you receive your hand-made, high-quality Mare’s Leg Holster from us, the leg ties are on the middle setting of the 5-holes, but you might need it higher or lower.

So how do you move them up or down?

This is what Mark explains in this short video. First Mark shows you how to figure out in what hole your leg ties should be and then how to move them there.

What you will need:

  • pliers
  • a basic paper clip
  • and a little bit of patience
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    Watch the video below and let Mark show you how to do it:

    Mark carving the Grizz – part 2

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    Beaver News #51 – April 24, 2017

    This is part 2 of our behind-the-scenes video that gives you a glimpse into how Mark carves the Grizzly that is featured on our Mare’s Leg Rig “Grizz“.

    If you missed part 1, watch it here. You’ll get to see how Mark does all the basics, the carving, the pressing and the relief and bringing the animal out by accenting the edges, like a 3D effect.

    Now in part 2 you’ll see him work on the hair. It’s a long process, as Mark mentiones, Grizzlies are quite hairy fellas :-). The longer he works on it the more you’ll see the Grizzly really coming to life, at one point it even seems to attack you through the screen….

    The next step is dying and don’t you startle at first when you see him applying the dye all over this beautiful carving? But then, all cleaned up and waxed, you’ll see how amazing it looks and at the end of the video you’ll see the hole rig all put together.

    Click ont he image below to watch this majestic animal come to life.

    Mark carving the Grizz – part 1

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    Beaver News #50 – April 10, 2017

    This is a behind-the-scenes video that gives you a glimpse into how Mark carves the Grizzly that is featured on our Mare’s Leg Rig “Grizz“. It’s a two part series and this is part 1.

    We jump in right after Mark has traced the outlines onto the leather and used the swivel knife to cut the outline out. Now he shows you how he does the carving, the pressing and the relief, this is still all the basics, as you will see.

    Then he is bringing the carving out by accenting the edges, like a 3D effect. For that he uses a stamping tool, and the object is to using pressure, pushing down and smoothing it out at the same time, but the leather has to have just the right dampness for that.

    When he makes the hair, and highlights the hair, the carving is going to stand out like the animal is charging you with the hair all up in hackles.

    Every one of our carvings, even though there are similarities, is unique, just like every animal or every person is unique. There is not two that are identical.

     

    Custom Buscadero Rig

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    Beaver News #43 – December 5, 2016

    In this week’s Video, Mark talks about our custom handmade Buscadero Rigs. He actually shows off the rig that he is using when he does Cowboy Action or other fun shoots.

    All our Buscadero rigs are made of high-quality leather, they are hand cut, bevelled and edged and come with

    • Buscadero Belt lined smooth or with suede
    • Ranger Style Buckle with quick screws for easy exchange of buckle
    • Re-inforced slotted panels on both sides
    • custom fitted and moulded holsters (You can check out this video to find out how we are making these).
    • quick release hammer tabs
    • leather buckle straps or lace tie-downs
    • Signature style 3D cartridge loops, standard is 12 loops, in one row or split 6 and 6
    • your choice of Conchos at extra cost

    Check out the video below:

    You can customize your rig at extra cost with:

    • border tooling
    • basket weave
    • carved floral or oak
    • custom carving

    Contact us for a quote.

    Back to work after the Summer Break

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    Beaver News #38 – September 19, 2016

    Well after a long unintentional Summer Break we are back with our Beaver News…. did you miss us?

    Of course, we also have a new video for you, to start the new season we give you a quick look behind the scenes and show you how hard we work here at Beaver Mountain Works. Enjoy.

    Watch the video by clicking here or on the image below.

    We have been very busy all summer long with a steady stream of custom leather work. At the end of September, we moved our workshop for 10 days to the Heffley Creek Black Powder Rendezvous. Here two impressions:

    2016 Heffley Creek Rendezvous http://beavermountainworks.com You dream it - we make it!

    2016 Heffley Creek Rendezvous. As you can see this is a primitive Rendezvous so our Shop and Trading Post were housed in a tent.

    2016 Heffley Creek Rendezvous http://beavermountainworks.com You dream it - we make it!

    2016 Heffley Creek Rendezvous. Here you see the Shop and Trading Post from the side and a customer busy working on his moccasins

    Briefcase

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    Beaver News #33 – March 28, 2016

    In this week’s video, you will see, that we are not only manufacturing cowboy action, hunting, fishing and outdoors gear. We can make you anything you want – as we say, you dream it – we make it.

    Mark shows you one of our briefcase designs, a nice heavy duty bag that is practical and stylish at the same time. The briefcase you see in the video has the following attributes:

    • approx. overall size 16” x 13” x 3.5″ closed
    • made of high-quality cowhide leather
    • Hand cut, sewn and dyed
    • closure flap lined with suede
    • double gusset, center divider serving as inside pocket
    • two adjustable closure straps embossed, with tuck catch-locks
    • adjustable 1″ wide shoulder strap, lined with suede and
      movable shoulder pad for extra comfort
    • sewn and riveted at stress points
    • heavy duty hardware
    • horse carving

    This one was custom made and yours can be too! You can pick and choose from a list of add-ons and inside pockets and/or key lanyards, embossings or carvings and also a variety of different hardware. The basic bag starts at $550.00, add-ons and embossings and carvings are at extra cost.

    Watch the video by clicking here or on the image below.