Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Carpetbaggers BP satchel from Hancocks Fabric!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Tallbald, Apr 4, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Tallbald

    Tallbald Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    Southern KY
    My dear wife, who's a quilter extrordinaire, found a beautiful tapestry style bag big enough for my two Old Armies and accessories. Marked down from $18.00 to $5.00 at Hancock Fabric's. Pix to follow. Mercy it's a wonderful addition, and looks age appropriate. Thanks, Don
     
  2. ElvinWarrior

    ElvinWarrior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    WOW !!! At that price I will buy ALL of them and re-market them to Dixie for a kewl 200% Profit margin !!!

    LOL !!!

    Okay, I gots me financing all set up to purchase my next lil "pet", a 44/70 Trapdoor Carbine !!!

    Thanks for the "Heads-Up" !!! Great POST !!!

    Sincerely,

    ElvinWarrior... aka... David, "EW"
     
  3. rodinal220

    rodinal220 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,290
    Location:
    USA
  4. ElvinWarrior

    ElvinWarrior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hmmm...

    Those are "Totes", not "Carpet Bags", they aren't very "historically accurate" if they are going to pass as "Carpet Bags". The old carpet bags had hard handles, either wood or some other substance, and sometimes covered with a leather covering, not canvas handles. They were also sort of triangular in shape from the side view, not square and boxy....

    If that's them, I will think I will pass on them.

    Aww Shux... Back to the drawing board for my new acquisition financing needs....

    Sincerely,

    ElvinWarrior... aka... Dave, "EW"
     
  5. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    Florida
  6. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    305
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    This statement makes it seem like there was an "Official Carpetbag of the Reconstruction". I'm sure there were numerous styles especially when you consider that many fabric products of that era were home-made.
     
  7. Tallbald

    Tallbald Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    Southern KY
    Just thought I'd give those who might like one a heads up. OK, maybe it isn't historically accurate, but mine is really nice, and in that it was only $5.00 and seems heavily made (meant to carry a sewing machine) it will serve me well I think. My wife was, as always, thoughtful to get it for me. The one shown is the one she got me. Don
     
  8. Berkley

    Berkley Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Don,
    Many thanks for the heads up. I've been looking high and low for an affordable range bag that would hold my cased Remington conversion, and this is great. The internal velcro straps hold the Cabela's case perfectly, and the "Victorian camo" design is right on. The handles may not be 19th century materials, but neither are the plastic grips on the Remmy ;).
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,371
    Location:
    California, the "you can't have it" State.
    very cool!
     
  10. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    Florida
    Berkley,

    "Victorian Camo" You crack me up! :D
     
  11. ElvinWarrior

    ElvinWarrior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Smokin Joe,

    And I am sure there were rugged ol guys back then that made their own flintlock muskets out of old railroad piping parts and pieces of driftwood... But that doesn't make those kinds of things characteristic of an era, or a style does it?

    Junkman,

    Nice link, very nice bags too !!! A bit on the pricey side, but heck, I am sure they have a couple in the "bargain basement" on sale... I wouldn't purchase these for re-sale, too pricey, but one or two for my own personal use, if they have a couple on sale, ya, sure, I'd go for one or two on SALE...

    Thanks for the link !!! Kewl Link !!!

    Sincerely,

    ElvinWarrior... aka... David, "EW"
     
  12. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    18,686
    D*mn. Where else but among blackpowder shooters do you find guys talking about carpet bags? :)
     
  13. ZZZ

    ZZZ Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    80
    Nice purse! :D
     
  14. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,445
    Location:
    The,sort of, Free state
    It"s a tote...!;)
     
  15. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    2,008
    Location:
    Midland, MI
    I'm definitely not man enough to carry one of those.
     
  16. ClemBert

    ClemBert Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,168
    Location:
    Orlando
    Hmm, didn't know we had so many dandys here. :p
     
  17. Berkley

    Berkley Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    I gots me my carpetbag, my ivory-handled .45, my seegar and my gambler hat; now all I need is a ruffled shirt and a string tie :neener:.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. scrat

    scrat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,882
    Location:
    Monrovia, CA
    HAHAHAHA

    You know how we are we got to find things to put our toys in.
     
  19. ElvinWarrior

    ElvinWarrior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Berkely !!!

    LOL !!!, Now all he needs to completely round that photo out is an aperteif of cherry flavored sasperilla, and a bottle of violet scented au de toilet !!!

    Sincerely,

    ElvinWarrior... aka... David, "EW"
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page