How we make our Signature 3D cartridge loops

Beaver News #91 - April 15, 2019

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


We are doing a happy dance because we reached 1,000 subscribers on Youtube - Yabba Dabba Doo!! We even got an email from Youtube congratulating us 🙂

Our most watched video is the one about our signature 3D cartridge loops that has over 35,700 views, 41 comments, and 398 likes.

In that video, Mark explains how he builds these loops onto belts, holsters, staging strips, etc in a way that they don't expand and become too loose for your cartridges to the point that they fall out. 

Because we got such a big response to that video Mark shows you in this week's video how we actually make these Signature 3D cartridge loops. 

It's not step-by-step instructions but it shows you the process of what goes into it. You'll see: 
  • the template he uses
  • how he cuts out the leather - make sure you check out the tricks of the trade and pro tips he tells you 
  • then he's beveling the edges and makes a stitching groove
  • to be ready to punch the slots and then dye the piece
  • Now it's time for the loop material to get prepared
  • it gets riveted to the base piece and then pulled through the slots to create the cartridge loops 
 We hope you'll enjoy, check out the video below. 

Bottom Plug for Mare’s Leg Holster

Beaver News #90 - March 25, 2019

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


First we'd like to thank everyone who stopped by our table at the 2-Day HACS Show and said hello. For those of you who couldn't come, here two photos of our tables: 

Now the HACS Show is over and we are back in the shop. In this weeks video, Mark shows you an attachment for your Mare's Leg Holster, 

The Bottom Plug

We created this plug because some of our customers have asked for it. The Henry Mare's Leg has a tubular magazine that opens up at the bottom. For some reason or another, that tubular magazine opened up and they lost the tube, the slide unit, and all their ammunition.

This bottom plug prevents this from happening. 

We can add the bottom plug to any holster you already have or you can order your new Mare's Leg holster with the bottom plug.

Check out the video by clicking on the image below.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Spoof, HACS Show

Beaver News #89 - March 11, 2019

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:

Thank you for reading and watching our Beaver News, we do appreciate that you take time out of your busy day for us. 

Busy is also what we are here at Beaver Mountain Works this week while getting ready for the HACS Annual 2-Day Gun Show next weekend in Chilliwack. 

That's why we had no time to create a new product video for you, especially because Mark had to take naps in between preparing (wink wink) Check out what he is dreaming about on those naps by clicking on the video below: 

We hope this made you chuckle!

If you live near Vancouver BC Canada come visit us at our tables at this show, we'd love to meet you, talk with you and show you our products, their quality and the workmanship that goes into them. 

How to use the hammer tab on your holster

Beaver News #88 - February 25, 2019

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:

On this week's video, Mark is talking about our hammer tabs. We learned that a few of our clients were a little confused on how to use it when they receive their (Mare's Leg) holster. 

They contact us and ask, "what is the small leather trace that is by the hammer for?"

Hammer Tab on our Mare's Leg Holsters.

Well, this is a hammer tab, and it keeps your firearm in the holster, from moving around a whole lot or from falling out if you trip.

There are two holes in the back and two holes in the front, this gives you the option to have thehammber tab to backside or to the front. 

If you use the holster with the saddle attachment, we suggest you put the hammer tab to the inside (backside), because it will hold the firearm nice and snug when you are riding. 

Where on the other hand, when you are walking through the bush it is a lot nicer to have the hammer tab to the outside. 

The hammer tab is not just on our Mare's Leg holsters but on any holster that we manufacture, like the revolver holsters, the holsters on the Buscadero rigs etc, it always keeps the firearm nice and snug. 

But we also make different styles of hammer tabs, check out this week's video. As always: You dream it - we make it!

New Welcome Video and Yes, we are a Canadian Company

Beaver News #89 - February 11, 2019

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:

We are a Canadian run family business in British Columbia.

We make custom leather goods... for YOU! You dream it - we make it!

High quality, practical, dependable, products that you need.

Not things that you go to the store and you have to buy what they sell you, but things that you dream of that you need to have manufactured, you come give us a shout.

We'll produce those things so when you are out there in the bush you are out there in some situation in your life and you got that product it just doesn't fall apart because of shoddy workmanship.

So remember: You dream it - we make it! Beaver Mountain Works

Sign up for our Newsletter

Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig converted into Hanging Saddle Holster

Beaver News #86 - January 28, 2019

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


Have you ever wondered how long it takes to convert our Mare's Leg Shoulder Holster into a Hanging Saddle Holster? 

What if you are not only wanting to carry your Mare's Leg on a shoulder rig in the bush but also while you are riding your horse?

For this exact situation, you can buy the saddle attachment from us. This attachment lets you connect your Mare's Leg holster to the horn of your Western Saddle. 

In this video, Mark shows you how quick you can transform the holster from fitting your shoulder harness to hanging off your saddle.

  • Step 1: you detach your holster from the harness by removing the Chicago screws
  • Step 2: you attach your holster to the saddle attachment either with Chicago screws or like Mark shows you in the video, with lace. 

In addition, you might also be interested in the practical quick tip that Mark offers one minute and forty seconds into the video on how to loosen or tighten Chicago screws the easy way. 

Custom Long-Range Shooting Bag


Beaver News #85 - January 14, 2019

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


First off, Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!

We here at Beaver Mountain Works were closed over the holidays but that doesn't mean we were not busy. We finished off some major projects, one of them being this custom hand made long-range shooting bag.

The customer came to us with a bag that he owned. It held up for many years but now it desperately needed some repairs. At the same time, our customer was looking to get a new bag made, this time one that was custom to his wants and needs.

In this week's video, you see both, the original bag that we repaired as well as the new bag, custom hand-made by us.

By the way, if you haven't subscribed to our Youtube channel yet, we'd love it if you would do so. We would like to get to the magic number of 1,000 subscribers!
We dream it - you can help us make it 🙂

Leather Knife Sheath – How to make a template


Beaver News #83 - December 10, 2018

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


If you don't live close enough to come visit us at our shop but you'd still like to order a custom handmade knife sheath that fits your knife, you can send us a template. 

In this week's video, Mark shows you how to make the template, all you need is 

  • the knife you want a sheath for
  • a piece of cardboard (part of a cereal box works great) 
  • a pen

First, he talks about the pancake knife sheath and how to measure your knife to order one. Then at around minute 2:30 he shows you how to measure for a regular knife sheath. 

Watch the video below, and if you have any questions, please give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you. 

Embossing Leather


Beaver News #82 - November 26, 2018

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


This week we are talking about embossing on leather. 

Embossing stamps personalizes your items and gear. We have an assortment of different stamps available to choose from including

  • letters and numbers in several sizes (1/2", 3/4", 1"), 
  • Native designs,
  • 3D stamps like black bear, grizzly bear, horse etc, 
  • Military, Coast Guard, Marine etc
  • Flags
  • Graham Howard Designs (R.I.P. my friend)

We can do the embossing manually or with our press. Depending on what colour the item with the embossing has we highlight it or not and we can also highlight it in gold or silver. 

Check out the video below to see how we do it. 

No-drill butt wrap with sling for lever action


Beaver News #81 - November 5, 2018

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


This week’s project is a non-invasive butt wrap that we manufactured for one of our clients. If you don’t want to drill into your stock and put a stud in, this solution is for you.

We put the stud onto the butt wrap and in addition, the butt wrap is laced. We could have done it with snaps but we prefer to do something that is practical and snaps can break down in the bush, ties not so much.

Instead of initials this butt wrap, and the sling as well, feature one of our beautiful stamps, this one is a grizzly bear in silver on black.

Check out this video and start dreaming of how you could pimp up your rifle. Remember:


Gun Belt: order the correct size


Beaver News #80 – October 8, 2018


This week we are going to talk about how to order the correct size for your gun belt or regular belt.

We’ve gotten a few questions about that and every once in a while we get a customer who ordered the wrong size.

The rule of thumb is:

What ever your pant size is, add 2″ for a regular belt and 4″ for a gun belt.

But there is more to this, and so Mark explains in this video what to take into consideration so you have a better understanding when you order a belt from us.

Colt 1911 Soft Air Gun Leather Holsters


Beaver News #79 - September 24, 2018

Get the BEAVER NEWS delivered to your inbox:


This week we talk about leather holsters for the Colt 1911, first a standard, general purpose holster, not lined and not fitted.  

The second holster is high-end, lined and form fitted to the gun. It's from the Western Series and fits within the wild bunch :-). It gives you the look of the early nineteen hundreds before the military holsters came out. 

Just what the competition shooter wants! Check out this weeks video: