I've bought an old military canvas bergen that is in need of repair.
The lower (lumbar) part of the metal frame is badly corroded and the leather attached to it is ruined. I have removed the heavy copper rivets from it, cleaned and repainted the metal and re-fabricating new leather components does not look like a problem.
Is it difficult to put in new rivets or is it better to go to a proper harness maker/saddler?
The copper rivets(3.5-4mm), burrs and a setting tool are available on e-bay.
All advice welcome, thanks....torc.