Canvas Gunslips and Cartridge Bags were very much in favour 30 or 40 years ago, but fashions have changed and now they seem to be replaced by the all leather variety. There is no doubt that leather bags and slips do have a longer lifetime and probably look more interesting but they are both substantially heavier than their canvas counterparts. As travelling distances to shoot is becoming more common place, bulk and weight are an important consideration, so this is where canvas scores. Canvas Cartridge bags are considerably cheaper than leather and do not have a strong position in the market other than for their price.
Canvas Gunslips however are a different matter, as they have qualities that their leather cousins don’t have. They are cheaper, lighter, more easily dried out and foldable compared to leather slips. The lining and the construction of a canvas gunslips is exactly the same as leather ones, and my pair are now 35 years old and still going strong, although probably will need re-zipping in the next 5 years.
Initials and Strap are included in the price. The initials are blocked onto an oval and stitched to the slip at the top, for the strap you have a choice of different coloured webbings or if you wish, the traditional leather strap. Pairs are initialed so that the ovals each face outward.
Straps can be either fixed or made with brass quick release ends, pairs have our double gun strap in either strap and buckle or again the brass quick release ends.
Buying a slip or a pair of slips which will last perhaps 50 or 60 years is quite an event so please give me a call and we can go through the various options and possibilities.
Straps come in all widths and colours, please see the webbing photo and make your choice.
All made in Sussex