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.

How to get subdued Hardware

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Beaver News #62 – October 30, 2017

Our Motto is: You dream it – We make it and we specialize in all kinds of different items. This time, one of our clients needed to have his hardware subdued. 

To subdue these snaps and quick-release snaps Mark first heated them up with a tiger torch. He then put them into a polisher to polish them up some and to take the chroming and lacquer off. After this, the hardware is ready to have the solution put on. The final step is to oil them up and then they are all ready to go. 

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.

Watch Mark make a leather Quiver – part 2

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Beaver News #59 – September 11, 2017

How did you like part 1 of the tutorial about how to make a Leather Quiver? If you missed it, and before watching part 2, you can watch part 1 here.

In part 1 you saw how Mark took a simple piece of leather and transformed it into a tapered tubular. Today you can watch Mark finishing up the quiver.

First, he sews the base piece on, then he dyes the quiver and lastly, he adds a decorative top part from deerskin with fringe with creates a finished edge where you drop the arrows in.

As usual, he gives valuable tips while he is doing it. After 40+ years of making high-end leather items, he has some insider tips and tricks to share.

To watch it, click on the video below.

Watch Mark make a leather Quiver – part 1

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Beaver News #58 – August 28, 2017

Here at Beaver Mountain Works we are getting ready for hunting season. We are starting to manufacture our quivers for archery and we thought, why not let you have a peek 🙂

This particular one will go on the hip and you can see how Mark takes a simple piece of leather and transforms it into a tapered tubular.

To do that he first has to punch holes on all four sides (did you see our tutorial on how to punch holes? If not, you can watch it here).

After punching the holes he is ready to stitch it together. Best is to start at the narrow end and work your way to the wider end, it’s easier to get your hand in there this way.

Watch him stitch it together and hear all the priceless tips he gives you while he is doing it.

To watch it, click on the video below.

How to punch holes (Tutorial)

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Beaver News #57 – August 14, 2017


You dream it ….. we make it.

Can you believe it, it’s already the middle of August, where did the year go?

Today we show you a tutorial on how to punch holes into leather the right way.

You might be saying to yourself “I don’t do leather work, why would I need to know this?”

Well, we create these videos also to show that our products are really all hand made. We take great pride in our workmanship and we like to show you a little bit of behind the scene. Maybe you appreciate your product just a little more because of it. 🙂

Ok, let’s get to it:

First Step, Mark imprints a stitching line and then he uses the stitching wheel that makes marks in the leather where the holes need to be punched.

If you don’t have a stitching wheel he shows you another way on how to make these indications into the leather.

As a second Step Mark shows you how to punch the holes and especially how to do it the right way.

 

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: