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VINTAGE SHOOTING LEATHER GOODS.

 A Game & Cartridge bag.

Game Bag, Westley Richards A Vintage Game Bag

Perfecta Cartridge Bag, Westkey Richards A Westley Richards Perfecta cartridge bag from 1920's.

Vintage Rucksack, Westley Richards The Guide Shop haversack.

3 Buckle Pouch. Westley Richards The influence for the Westley Richards 3 buckle cleaning pouch.

Vintage Brady Bag, Westley Richards.Brady Gelderburn Fishing Bag from 1960's.

Vintage shooting bags have always been an influence behind the products we make in our leather shop. Unfortunately finding these bags is not easy, much like old guns with stories to tell, these bags tend never to get sold or given away as they carry fond memories of past hunting trips for their owners.

Bags like the ones shown above were all really well made and have stood the test of time. They were made to last and attention was paid to the details and quality of materials which is how we have always approached the products we make in our leather shop. Making products that last and look better and better every year as they gain patina.

The Brady fishing bag has been copied by practically every bag maker in existence but I have never seen one to match the quality and character of this 50 year old one and guard it possessively. I have examples from the 70's 80's and 90's and none have aged as well.

I would be very interested to see (or buy!) any nice shooting specific leather or canvas and leather goods, if anyone has any please let me know!

 

 

6 Comments

  • Hazel Combrinck on February 13, 2015 at 7:20 am

    I have some very nice vintage leather shooting/hunting bags that I would like to sell. I can email you photos if you are interested.

    • Nick Cargill on August 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Hazel,

      If you still have bags for sale, I could be interested! Please get in touch, my email is nick.cargill@hotmail.com

      Thank you.

      • Simon Clode on August 31, 2015 at 2:04 pm

        I bought them!!

  • Beth on September 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Hello! I have a vintage Brady (Halesowen) Monterey bag in MAGNIFICENT condition that I am willing to sell. Happy to send photos.
    Beth

    • Simon Clode on September 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Please send me a photograph as I don't actually know the model, my email theexplora@westleyrichards.co.uk

      Thank You

      • Beth on September 1, 2015 at 5:22 pm

        Sent!

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