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Which cotton webbing for shotgun loops?
« on: December 03, 2019, 09:16:03 am »
I  tried to make cotton webbing loops for a new shotgun belt, but the loops seems to soft and floppy. The webbing is 1 inch wide and about 3/32 inch thick (2.2mm). Anyone who have experience with webbing loops?

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Re: Which cotton webbing for shotgun loops?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 10:32:35 am »
I've never dealt with cotton loops. That said, maybe you could stiffen the cotton with something. I've stiffened leather with Mop-N-Glow diluted about 10:1 with water. You may want to experiment with that on a scrap, though.

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Re: Which cotton webbing for shotgun loops?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 10:56:26 pm »
From your photos it looks like fabric store "webbing belting"?

you really need either a much tighter weave commercial type webbing, or thick tightly woven canvas.

perhaps something like this - the comments mention how stiff it is:



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Re: Which cotton webbing for shotgun loops?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 07:11:21 am »
Howdy Professor,
Thank you for posting the link on webbing. The webbing from Amazon looks like the webbing I use for shotgun loops. I used to buy it from an Army Surplus store in SE Wisconsin. I would describe the stiffness of the webbing or feel as very similar to the web belts we were issued in the Army.
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Re: Which cotton webbing for shotgun loops?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 03:24:43 am »
Greetings Johnny!

thanks for chiming in, that is exactly the kind of belt webbing I have used.

 I also "used to" get it at Army Surplus stores. Unfortunately, those stores are getting rarer and rarer.

I had been searching in vain for very heavy webbing, 2 inches or wider. I am wanting to make civilian canvas gun belts and
civilian copies of the Fairweather-Christian Style Cartridge Belts.

I have one for .45 colt, and 12 ga shotshells, and I am still working on .45-70 rifle.

 Then I stumbled across  the local thrift stores and got a half dozen heavy webbing Physical Therapy Belts!



I got insanely lucky , they had 72" plain white belts, and they are as stiff as heavy webbing load straps. I grabbed all they had
for about $3 a pop.

but then I still need to source the afformentioned 1" webbing for the loops.

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