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Anyone here ever cover a butt pad in alligator leather. I have several hides from hunts over the years and thought a gator covered pad would be a great southern touch to a classic double.

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Does it stretch well? That is key when selecting leather to cover a pad. Bear leather works very as does calf and goat. If you give it a go, post some pics. I'm a bit too conservative to put one on my guns but I would like to see the results.


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It is pretty stretchy and also real wear resistant.

I have plenty of hide so nothing lost if it does not turn out well. I have never done one but it look pretty straight forward.

Do you suggest something other than water to moisten for forming?

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I use warm water to soften the leather. The key to a good leather covered pad is grinding it undersized evenly.


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Steve, how was it working with that javelina skin I sent you for my Francotte pad?


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That was not bad to work with, stretched well. Nice leather too.


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Originally Posted By: SKB
That was not bad to work with, stretched well. Nice leather too.


Letís pic of that?

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I'd luv to see that too...

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Who really did that work Stevie? We know you subcontract out a lot of your work so that you can spend all day here.

And since you continually advertise your business here, do you pay Dave Weber $12.00 when you get these jobs??? Or does the customer pay Dave?


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