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Old 11-26-2015, 11:13 PM
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Does anyone have a pattern for these? I can make just about anything as long as I have a pattern for it, but I've never been very good at making the pattern!
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:06 PM
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I must ask, what is a buttstock cover?
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:36 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Kane-Gun-Chaps.../dp/B002L0THH4
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:15 AM
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^^^ Oh dear Lord, no. ^^^

This is what I'm talking about: Accessories
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:16 PM
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I don't have one, but I've often wondered if those covers that add a bit of cheekpiece, along with some extra cartridge storage, worked very well when using a levergun with optical sights?
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:20 AM
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It sounds as if you are wanting something fancy and in leather, but if something else, quality made will work for you, I'll suggest the Beartooth Buttstock cover & ammo holder. I own three of these made of neoprene and they work very well and stay in place on your stock.

One of my Marlin .375s with it installed and the catalogue.
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This video is a start. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4CGTqj_SV0

I would think a little work with a paper pattern would get you close. These butt covers are laced on with leather laces, so they don't have to fit perfect.
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It sounds as if you are wanting something fancy and in leather, but if something else, quality made will work for you, I'll suggest the Beartooth Buttstock cover & ammo holder. I own three of these made of neoprene and they work very well and stay in place on your stock.

One of my Marlin .375s with it installed and the catalogue.
Yes, something like that. However, I want to make one, not buy one. I can do everything with leatherworking EXCEPT make a pattern. For some reason I've never been good at designing the pattern -- if I have a pattern to work with, the piece turns out great.

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This video is a start. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4CGTqj_SV0

I would think a little work with a paper pattern would get you close. These butt covers are laced on with leather laces, so they don't have to fit perfect.

I will look at that video later, thank you.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:56 PM
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Brownell's sells a lace-on leather cheekpiece and a similar lace-on leather recoil pad, both by Brauer Bros. I've used the cheekpiece to raise the comb on a Krag to bring my line of sight up to match a scope. It's okay, although it does have a tendency to slip a bit, and it looks better than the rubber or plastic stick-on versions, at least on a classic stock. I've seen some people use the same setup to raise the comb on classic rimfire target rifles, too. I think MAC22 is on the right track regarding a paper pattern, although I might be inclined to use muslin or some other cheap fabric just because it would be easier to wrap around the contours. Not sure what you plan to do with the rifle that would make the whole thing necessary or desirable, though. I generally do okay with not dropping mine, dragging it through wire fences or using it for a club.
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I have to express some frustration here. If I wanted to buy something I would have asked what products are available, or even -- GASP -- used google.

I don't want to buy something, however. I am a leatherworker, AS I INDICATED IN MY ORIGINAL POST, *AND* which is why I posted it in this sub-forum, and want to make such a cover for my guns. THAT IS WHY I ASKED FOR A PATTERN! I can do the work; I'm just not good at making patterns.

It's really simple. I explained what I was after, and after a clarifying post with an example linked, all I got were suggestions to buy other things. I don't want the other things. I made my horse's bridle, his saddle bags, and a few other pieces of tack. I've made gun belts and holsters, belts, bags, wallets, etc. I just need a pattern to do it because I haven't learned that end of things.

My stuff works very well, and it looks good, too. I like doing it, and I use the things I make. I suppose I do it for the same reason I cast my own boolits, handload, do my own home improvements, etc. There is some satisfaction in doing things myself.

What I've learned here is that no one really cares what I want. Instead, they want to force their opinions of what THEY want onto me. I don't have time for that.
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Custom Leather Buttstock Covers Hand Crafted By Lever

Check these out. I think this is what you are looking for. I have one on my BLR and it works great to raise the comb to shoot with a scope and keep a cheek weld. No pattern, but info and ideas.
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I was going to say, my Mother was a seamstress for years, and did some leather work as a hobby. She always said, "the first thing you have to learn how to do is make a pattern". LilysDad's link shows how to make a basic pattern for what you want. An alternative would/might be to search online for a leather working forum/club that could help.

Engineers, carpenters, etc ., all do the same kind of thing. Patterns/blueprints and plans.

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I share your frustration with the lack of reading skills shown here and on other forums.

What I did was buy ONE, de-constructed it, and used it for my pattern. I colored it as I wished, fitted it to different guns, added conchos, sewed it with sinew & fringe, etc.

Sorry=I checked and don't have any good pics!
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Mac, all you need is some heavy paper. Wrap your butstock, cut it with scissors to oversized dimension, transfer to leather, and there you go. As you wet-form it, you'll begin trimming leather and realizing where you are going to stitch. Your cover will become the size and design you want as you work.
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I made one for my sharps a couple of years ago, you can do it just get some heavy paper, card stock type like an old folder, an make a pattern from that, may take a few tries but you can do it, just wrap it around the back of the buttstock an tape it on then draw lines for where you want it to lay, then cut it out an check the fit, will take a few tries but once you figure it out its not that hard at all, I make all my patterns out of old folders, knife sheaths an holsters, works great an once I have a good pattern it goes in the drawer for next time.
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I have made a few leather butt stock covers for my Lever Action rifles its actually not that hard to do. I made a pattern for my butt stock covers just using a paper pattern that I modified some to get it to the point of what fit. Then go to Tandy Leather & I bought some leather and leather lacing. The main thing is to have a hole punching tool my wife has one that she use's with her sewing well I have also used it making the leather butt stock covers mine are just part of me nothing fancy but I can say I made them myself!!!
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