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Old August 4, 2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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Belt stretcher

My Hunter 155 Med belt (Western style) simply is getting too small. That old leather is shrinking is the only explanation I have. If I suck up really hard, the last hole can be used. Anyone ever had or seen an extension piece for such? Ideas on how to design such?
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Old August 4, 2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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Ok, I'll take the bait!



http://www.cabelas.com/backpacks-fan...:referralID=NA

http://www.reactgear.com/Blackhawk-M...FYsd2godyQ1s5Q

Or you can make one to match your current belt!
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Old August 4, 2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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....yeah right...blame it on the leather, not the french fries......
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Old August 4, 2011, 07:30 PM   #4
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So even the synthetic materials will shrink and no longer fit! Who could have imagined?
My belt is a Hunter brand, leather. The end fittings on the synthetic are a bit different, to put it mildly. Thanks for the effort.
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Old August 5, 2011, 09:10 AM   #5
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A while back I met this guy from Texas who had been a Texas Ranger. Now as we all know Texas has everything bigger, better & badder than elsewhere, apparently it included this gentleman's shadow, which was getting wider, presumably because of Globull warming.

He had a similar problem & with great ingenuity designed this answer to the leather shrinkage issues caused by sun, wind & rain, not Lone Star beer.

The Ranger belt................. Uses 2 older "pre-shrunk" belts of differing widths to make a single, longer belt. No sewing skills needed just punch holes & Chicago screws
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Old August 5, 2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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Wear a big gun IWB. That's what I do.
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Old August 5, 2011, 12:13 PM   #7
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The older I get, the more the leather in my belt shrinks
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Old August 5, 2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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May favorite belt-stretcher is repeated trips to the smorgasbord on fried chicken/fried tater & onions night.
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Old August 5, 2011, 04:52 PM   #9
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