Leather gun case

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Leather gun case

Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 4:57 pm

I was given a really nice shotgun case yesterday that was going to the tip!
Although I didn't expect it to be long enough for my 30" Stoeger it actually is.
But, the barrel cavity doesn't seem wide enough to take the over/under barrels, and certainly not with the forend installed on them.
Might be designed for a side-by-side gun perhaps, or a single-barrel?

I was thinking maybe it's a relatively known design and somebody might be able to tell me what sort of gun I need to buy to fill it :-)

Could be a case for a break-action rifle perhaps rather than a gun?
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Post by bigfellascott » 18 Dec 2018, 5:07 pm

Very nice, it's amazing what people throw out these days.
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Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 5:10 pm

bigfellascott wrote:Very nice, it's amazing what people throw out these days.


I suspect he had the same problem, doesn't have anything that'll fit in it and can't determine what it might be designed for. Not a huge market for mystery items :-)
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Post by Bent Arrow » 18 Dec 2018, 5:11 pm

I can't believe someone was going to throw that out......
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Post by marksman » 18 Dec 2018, 5:25 pm

leg of mutton side by side shotgun cases are worth a bit to the right person
that one seems in pretty good order
nice score :drinks:
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Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 5:27 pm

Bent Arrow wrote:I can't believe someone was going to throw that out......


I saw it in the corner and mentioned it looked like a Mauser C96 holster :-)
His response was "No idea, grab it if you like it, it's going to the tip.", so I did!
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Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 5:29 pm

marksman wrote:leg of mutton side by side shotgun cases are worth a bit to the right person
that one seems in pretty good order
nice score :drinks:


So I need to buy a side-by-side gun next!
I might have to take it to a shop and see what they have that fits it, something with exposed hammers would be nice :-)
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Post by marksman » 18 Dec 2018, 6:31 pm

they are pretty handy blade
I used one on the back of a bike for years :drinks:
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Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 8:09 pm

marksman wrote:they are pretty handy blade
I used one on the back of a bike for years :drinks:


It looks like it's had a busy life, hasn't just sat in the safe, but it doesn't look like it's been thrown down the road yet either :-)
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Post by Bent Arrow » 18 Dec 2018, 9:24 pm

I've got a fun SxS coach gun with external hammers that would love to live in that if you decide you can't fit anything in it.. :-)
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Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 9:27 pm

Bent Arrow wrote:I've got a fun SxS coach gun with external hammers that would love to live in that if you decide you can't fit anything in it.. :-)


Generous offer BA :-)
I'll try to fix the problem by buying some more guns first though :-)
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Post by Bent Arrow » 19 Dec 2018, 7:38 am

I try to be friendly and generous this time of year....... I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding the right shotty for it :-)
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Post by No1Mk3 » 19 Dec 2018, 11:20 am

G'day bladeracer,
Needs a bit of restoration, but still a good "Leg 'o Mutton" case worth $300 to $500. Perhaps more if you can find a makers label and date it. It screams out for a 30" Damascus barrelled hammer gun, Cheers.
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