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What rifles and shotguns do your cuffs fit? Mason Leather cuffs (cartridge, shot shell, etc.) are universal fit for all rifles and shotguns with a standard, adult sized, straight comb butt stock. This encompasses the overwhelming majority of rifles and shotguns on the market, past and present. Mason Leather cuffs will install on stocks with cheek swells on the side of the stock (like Winchester Model 70 Super Grades, etc.), but it will be tight and my cuffs are not really designed for this. Mason Leather cuffs DO NOT FIT Monte Carlo stocks or youth length stocks. They may or may not fit various MILSURP stocks, I make no guarantees regarding fit on MILSURP stocks.
Will the eyelets and rivets on the Cartridge Cuffs damage my rifle stock? Nope! The rivets and eyelets I use are smooth on the backside, made from pure brass and inset slightly into the leather. I have taken one of my Cuffs and rubbed it vigorously all over a rifle stock with absolutely zero affect to the stock. Also, in over 10 years of making Cartridge Cuffs and thousands of customers served, I have never gotten a single complaint of a rifle stock being affected in any way by the Cartridge Cuffs.
Will the leather discolor my rifle stock? Nope! Again, in over 10 years of making Cartridge Cuffs and thousands of customers served, as well as having Cartridge Cuffs on some of my own rifles for many years, I have never seen a single instance of a rifle stock becoming discolored or affected in any way.
Why isn't there a 'Coal' color sling option? The leather I use for slings is completely different from the leather I use for Cartridge Cuffs. It is a latigo leather (incredible for straps, belts, slings, etc) and is dyed at the tannery. The tannery does not offer a 'coal' color. Luckily, the Brown, Mahogany & Black colors the slings come in are almost identical to the Cartridge Cuff colors I dye myself. I recommend pairing a Coal Cartridge Cuff with a Black sling, they look very good together!
How should I care for my new leather? I recommend once or twice a year rubbing your leather down with a light coat of Fiebing's mink oil paste. A piece cut from an old cotton sock works very well for applying the paste onto the leather. DO NOT USE AUTOMOTIVE LEATHER PRODUCTS ON YOUR MASON LEATHER. Please see full use and care instructions at the bottom of the page: Installation & Care
What are your lead times and policies? Please see the Lead Time & Policy page HERE for current lead times. Typically, lead times to ship are 6 weeks from date of order. I'm often able to get orders out much faster than that and I always aim to get orders processed quickly while maintaining the highest quality.
How do you ship domestic (U.S.) orders? Domestic orders are shipped USPS First Class mail or USPS Priority mail, depending on the size of the order. I have found this to be by far the most economical and reliable way to ship.
Can I track my order? Yes! During production, you can refer to the Lead Time & Policy page of my website for weekly updates on order status. Once your order is packaged for shipment you will receive an email with tracking information. Once you receive your order shipped email please refer to the tracking info provided for status. Once I ship your order, I have no more insight than you do as to its transit status.
What do I do if my order gets lost in the mail? There have been very few issues with lost or returned packages, however it does happen on rare occasions. If you don't receive your order AND you have received confirmation from USPS that your package was actually lost in transit, email me with proof from USPS confirming the loss. You must initiate this inquiry with USPS with your tracking information, I cannot do it for you. If the package has actually been lost in-transit, I will work with you to get a replacement shipped out.
Do you ship international? Yes! I ship worldwide and my website is setup with international shipping options during checkout. Any duties, fees, taxes, etc. at the destination are solely the responsibility of the buyer.
What is your warranty, refund and return policy? Please see the Lead Time page HERE which contains policy information.
Can I cancel an order once placed? No. Due to the customizable and unique nature of each order I cannot re-use or re-sell materials placed into work on your order. Also, as an individual craftsman running my own shop, I cannot and will not deal with the cash flow issues that would arise from cancelations. Mason Leather is not Target, I am a one man shop and appreciate the understanding. Do you accept custom commission orders? My production items have many custom options including name, initial or caliber stamping. In order to serve all customers better and keep lead times and prices reasonable, I do not accept custom orders beyond what is available on my website.
Do you have a physical store location? I do not. Everything is made in my home workshop in north Texas.
How did you get into leather work? In 2010 I bought a small pocketknife that did not have a sheath, but I wanted to be able to carry it on my belt. I went to a local crafts store and picked up some leather and basic tools. I made a little snap-close belt case for that knife that I still have today, and the rest is history!
How many people work in your shop, and do you do this full-time? Just me! And yes, I am happy to say that as of June 2022 Mason Leather is my full time gig! To be fair, Mason Leather has been a full-time job for several years prior to 2022, I just wasn't ready to leave my "day job" yet.
What did you do before going full-time at Mason Leather? Prior to June 2022 I worked as a Program Analyst in the defense industry supporting Air Force Special Operations programs for 5 years (2017-2022). Before that I worked as a Financial Analyst for a small telecom company for 18 months (2015-2017) and from 2011-2015 I attended the University of Texas at Dallas where I earned degrees in Finance & Accounting. While in school I worked as a mover (the guys that load/unload your stuff when you move) and a student personal finance coach as well as doing leather work on the side. Prior to attending UTD, I worked in an Amazon warehouse for about 9 months. And way back in the day, I was an infantryman in the US Army on active duty from 2006-2010. I deployed to RC South, Afghanistan with the 1st Infantry Division in 2008-2009 where my unit built FOB Ramrod and conducted combat patrols throughout Maywand, Zhari and Panjwai districts.
Where do you source your supplies and how do you maintain high quality control? For leather I work exclusively with Weaver Leather and Tennessee Tanning Company. The quality of their leathers is absolutely second to none and that helps me make sure you get the best end-product possible. I source hardware from a few places, but primarily use Buckle Guy. The quality control is exceptional. Being a one-person shop I am able to maintain high quality control throughout the entire process.
Can I get more than 5 cartridge loops on rifle cuffs? Short answer: No. In the distant past I offered 5, 6 & 7 loop options for rifle cuffs. After several years it became apparent the 5 loop option was by far the most popular and arguably looked the best, so to streamline production efficiency I eliminated the 6 & 7 loop options.
All Mason Leather gear is handmade by me, just for you, in my workshop in Celina, Texas. I source the absolute best AMERICAN full grain leather, then cut, punch, stamp, dye, finish and assemble everything with the level of quality and care not seen since the days of the pre-64 Winchester rifle. Handmade quality does take a little time, but I work fast to get you your gear quick. Click HERE to check current lead times and status of pending orders. Email me personally anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org , no foreign call centers here! Now let's go hunting! - Lee Mason, Mason Leather