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Offline Flinch Morningwood

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3" Cotton Webbing
« on: January 22, 2007, 07:52:46 am »
Just picked up Mills Pattern belt for my Sharps and I kind of like it (even though it's not made of leather)...I added some .45 loops on one side but was thinking about making a belt for just my pistols...

I didn't count on the fact that 3" cotton webbing was so hard to find...any body know of a source out there?  Doesn't have to be fancy as I am looking for natural colored and am willing to buy up to 25 yards if required....

Any shoves in the right direction would be appreciated!
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 07:44:37 pm »
I have always heared pards using old fire hoses.
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007, 08:44:02 pm »
'Where'd you get the Mills belt from?  THe only source I stumbled on was S&S firearms.
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 09:05:47 am »
River Junction...They have a nice selection....
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 12:18:28 pm »
ushist.com is another website that has mills belts.      http://www.ushist.com/      Deadeye
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 07:55:40 am »
This may not be exactly what you are looking for but it could be sewn as a tube, turned inners/outers and worn with the seam hidden on the inside flat.   http://www.ahh.biz/products/Natural%20cotton%20canvas%20fabric%20FNC002.htm  I have had sources for what you want in the far past but seem unable to find them anymore but if something comes up I'll post. 
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 11:16:23 pm »
If I get a 12" wide strip of heavy canvas, fold the edges to the middle & fold again then sew both edges, would that work?  (Sorry if my explanation isn't clear?)
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 07:45:40 am »
Sir Charles, I understood your intent well, I think.  If four thicknesses were necessary thats the way I would try to handle it, using glue to tie the first outer folds down.  You could then just finish it in a manner similar to a money belt, with the final stitch line serving as the upper edge.  I have never made a belt from the webbing but have made a couple of pairs of suspenders from 20oz tarp weight canvas by using the method described in my first post.  If the weight of the advertised 32oz stuff relates to 20oz painters canvas in the way I would think it does, that is already some pretty heavy/stiff material.  To do this in a way that looks like one heavy thickness, could one one start with a 12"W strip, fold it in half length wise and then sew down the center lengthwise.  The results will now be a six inch wide strap of double thickness with a stitch line running the center length, three inches from each edge.  Take these results and fold/press the remaining 3" wings back on each side of the soon to be belt.  At this point I would tac/sew the outer doubled edges, well, to create a tube.  (I think glue would create too much stiffness)  With three inches to work with and some muscle you should be able to turn the layers inside out.  You could now lay it out in such a way as to allow the one central seam to fall at the back c/l of the belt where it would be concealed to possibly give a more single layer appearance.  With a bit of extra layout, the cartridge loops could be sewn as to not show on the backside and do not forget to add for fold and sewing allownaces.  Sir Charles, this is the way to do a confusing post.  Boy am I glad that I do not like to wear canvas belts!!!!   

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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 10:23:50 am »
      In case you strike out on the webbing, Wolf Ears Equipment has several variations in both pistol and rifle sizes, and Cabelas did have them a while back.  Not sure whether they still carry them, but I've used one of theirs for several years with complete satisfaction.  Good luck with your project,

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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 10:07:39 pm »
Slowhand;  Yup!  Long & confusing.  I'll have to re-read it several times.  I can't see turning it outside in, especially with any glue.
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 07:18:56 am »
I may try something like the above...

1) Take a peice of 12" canvas (pre-washed) and fold both edges into the middle legnthwise, then fold it in half again to create a 3" belt.

2) Run a stitch down the middle and about 1/4" in from each edge.

3) Use 1" cotton web belting (pre-washed) to create the .45 LC loops.

4) Attach my Mills Pattern belt buckle.

I'll post a picture once it gets created...
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 09:46:59 am »
Sounds like a good plan, Little Al.

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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 04:22:34 pm »
OH NO, so much fer my plans to moonlight as a english professor!!!  Its not actually as complicated as it sounds, just start by uhh ahhh never mind.

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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2007, 08:09:21 pm »
Little Al;  At least someone understood my post!
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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2019, 11:20:08 am »
I know this thread is old but I have a line on some 3" webbing should be about $4-$5 a yard, anyone want some?

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Re: 3" Cotton Webbing
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 11:30:48 am »
I found web belts on Ebay ...they are 30/40  50 loop probably old  re-pop , and no buckle 54"  just raw ends ....nice tan aged patina

I recall I paid about $26-28 each
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