Here is something new in my collection. I found it here in Germany; it's an old German fowler hunting bag. How old the bag really is is hard to say. But in the past I saw a lot of them in this style and that kind of bags had cartridge loops inside for 16 or 12 gauge. This kind of bags are normaly late19th to early 20th century. Mine has no cartrige loops and looks to me much earlier. Special for kind of the inside lining, the decoration of the leather, the two inner pockets and the buckle. So it could be early 19th or late 18th century. The size of the bag are as following: 14 1/2 inch wide and 11 1/2 high. It's not in a very good shape, a lot of the lining is gone and I think it saw a lot of service in the woods. But it match real nice with my antique flintlock guns.
Copy and photos supplied by Manfred Schmitz.