Unused Elephant Culling Belt Made From Buffalo & Elephant Leather Sized L-XXL

Discussion in 'Free Classifieds' started by rookhawk, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,703
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    3,052
    Location:
    North America
    Member of:
    NRA Life Benefactor, Trout Unlimited, Safari Club International
    IMG_1829.JPG

    Here is a beautiful "culling belt" for your next safari.

    Elephant leather and cape buffalo. I believe it is designed for medium to large calibers (e.g. 300Win to .375 HH and similar) and I know it will not fit my 500 Nitro express.

    It will fit roughly 45.5" to 51.5". (assume you're going to wear it a bit loose and over a safari jacket) I'd say considering clothing you'd wear under it, it should fit a 40 waist up to a 48" waist approximately.

    Paid a ton for this thing.

    I'll take $200 shipped anywhere in the COTUS. You'll not find another in this generous size with these leathers AND that is made for cartridges smaller than .450NE!

    email dtroymoritz at gmail dot com
     

  2. Custom

    Custom BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    529
    Video/Photo:
    39
    Likes Received:
    432
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI, DSC, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA, Zimbabwe
    So, are the sleeves too small for 404J?
     

  3. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,703
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    3,052
    Location:
    North America
    Member of:
    NRA Life Benefactor, Trout Unlimited, Safari Club International
    Probably. You could always lube up the loops with a quality leather grease and try to stretch them, or you could do the old submerge the leather in water trick to stretch the loops.

    At present I think it is designed for the smaller non-magnum nitro cartridges.
     

  4. Custom

    Custom BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    529
    Video/Photo:
    39
    Likes Received:
    432
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI, DSC, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA, Zimbabwe
    Thanks. Nice looking piece all the same.
     

  5. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    13,972
    Video/Photo:
    239
    Likes Received:
    10,187
    Member of:
    Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
    Hunted:
    South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
    Very nice!
     

  6. Bundu

    Bundu New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    2
    Still for sale? What about P&P to the UK?
     

  7. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,703
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    3,052
    Location:
    North America
    Member of:
    NRA Life Benefactor, Trout Unlimited, Safari Club International
    message sent to Bundu.
     

  8. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    8,811
    Video/Photo:
    333
    Likes Received:
    7,870
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe
    Very nice looking and unique item!
     

  9. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,703
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    3,052
    Location:
    North America
    Member of:
    NRA Life Benefactor, Trout Unlimited, Safari Club International
    I had a potential customer balk at the belt because it didn't have "closed ended loops". A bit of a clarification here for reference: Closed end loops are a manufacturing easy way out for preventing bullets to slip through on rimless cartridges. They work. They also can misalign the bullets and can (when leather wet with sweat or water) create a vacuum making it virtually impossible to get the ammo out of the belt.

    The more labor intensive way to address the problem is to sew on a thick "rail stop" of leather to serve as a bullet stop. It prevents the shoulder from passing down past it and therefore the ammo cannot fall through. It prevents crushing or gouging of the bullets when you sit down or bend over which sewn shut belt loops may cause.

    Each method would be the same effect if you were using round nosed bullets in larger calibers but not so with normal calibers. The way this belt is constructed is far superior for pointed non-magnum rifle bullets for the reasons outlined.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016

  10. Hank2211

    Hank2211 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,748
    Video/Photo:
    134
    Likes Received:
    5,687
    Member of:
    SCI, DU, Pheasants Forever
    Hunted:
    Canada, United States, Zimbabwe, South Africa (Eastern Cape; Northern Cape; North West Province, Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo), Namibia, Cameroon, Benin, Ethiopia, Argentina
    Rookhawk may have a better answer, but I looked into this briefly.

    It would be virtually impossible to ship something made out of elephant leather (Elephant being a CITES animal, depending) to the UK (or Canada, where I live), legally. Whether you declare the elephant leather or not, if the authorities notice it, the belt would be seized. I suppose it could theoretically be possible to get the right permits to import this, but you'd have to prove how the original elephant was taken, that the leather on the belt was from that elephant and no other, etc. y guess is that, in Canada at least, it would not work.

    Too bad. A lovely belt.
     

  11. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,703
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    3,052
    Location:
    North America
    Member of:
    NRA Life Benefactor, Trout Unlimited, Safari Club International
    sold pending funds.
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice