My first “Buckskins”

In 1977 I went down to the Berman Buckskin warehouse on Hennipen Ave in Minneapolis, Mn and bought some split cowhide.  I took it home and made a fringed hunting shirt and some leggings.  Here is the shirt/jacket.  Mom brought me a box of old stuff at Thanksgiving and these pictures were in the box.

About Gabe the Shootist

I am retired from public service, a trained gunsmith, pump mechanic, an old pipeliner, passable electrician, carpenter, truck driver, amateur blacksmith, proof reader, experienced hunter, shooter, reloader, avid canoeist, Renaissance man, jack of all trades, all around good guy (with the caveat: I won't be insulted, lied to or laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.).
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1 Response to My first “Buckskins”

  1. Scar says:

    Gabe – This brings back memories. My mother and father bought me a “Mountain Man leather goods kit and manual” from the Tandy Leather company when I was in Junior High. As with your mom, my mother found the book in her heirloom box and brought it to me last year as a surprise. What a great gift and great memories for me and to pass down to my son. I made my first Accoutrements or “Possibles” bag using the kit … wish I could find that too! Wah! Scar

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