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Custom Made Hide Rifle Cases: Rifle cases are used to cover and protect a rifle. They are loose fitting and can be made of Elk, Buffalo, Deer or Cow hide.

 

 

Rifle cases can be made with various options, such as: smooth or flesh (rough) side out, fringe, open throat or closed with one or two flaps to protect the butt of the stock, stitched or laced main seam, red polyester felt lining, personal initials stamped or carved on leather stitched to the case, leather plates with floral carving or a stamped design, leather thong plate with a stamped design and straight or scalloped edge, stamped leather muzzle loop, leather boot covering the muzzle, ¾ inch hitched webbing, Deer antler or leather slide for the tie thong.

 

Rifle cases can be decorated with various options, such as: colored glass beads, brass beads, various length aged bone beads; copper, brass, tin or aluminum metal cones; various size brass or nickel spots, jingles.

 

Requests for custom made rifle cases are welcome.

 

A basic rifle case for a 51 inch Sharps rifle , 34 inch barrel, will cost approximately $249.00 PLUS,  cost of shipping and box (approximately $15.00, actual cost to be determined prior to shipping), insurance cost and sales tax for Kansas residents.  All my rifle cases are one piece and are hand cut from either a full hide or a side.

 

Construction of my basic rifle case includes the following:
1. Elk, Buffalo, Deer or Cow hide.

 

2. Double throat flaps to protect the butt stock.

 

3. Hand cut circular hide thong plate, cemented and stitched on the outer flap, for reinforcement, where the tie-thong is located.

 

4. Hand cut flap tie-thong is installed, made from the same hide used for the rifle case, 50” length X ½” width.

 

5. Cowhide patch extending from over the hammer/receiver to the muzzle, cemented and machine stitched inside the case. The patch provides reinforcement and wear durability over the hammer/receiver and front sight and assists in the entry and removal of the rifle.

 

6. Hand cut fringe is cemented and double stitched along the main seam, extending from the throat opening to the muzzle, except along the hand hold.

 

7. Main seam is closed with cement and two (2) rows of machine stitching. Stitching is on the inside of the case and each row is hand back stitched at the throat and muzzle to protect against stitch unraveling.  Rivets with burrs are installed inside the case at the throat opening and muzzle for greater strength in these areas.

 

8. Hide muzzle loop is installed for hanging the case when stored. The muzzle loop is installed using two (2) rivets with burrs on the inside of the case, in addition to cement, double stitching and hand back stitching, providing reinforcement and durability at this point.

 

9. Leather maker stamp, cemented and stitched to the outside of the case.

The following are pictures of some of the rifle cases I have made and sold. Prices vary depending on materials and options.

 

 

Click here to see more samples of my work.
Please email me your questions.

 

(For a more detailed photo, please click on the thumbnail photos below.)

rifle case 1

1. Tobacco colored Buffalo hide case. Made for 49" long 1874 Sharps Sporting Rifle with a 32 1/2" long scope.  Red Felt Liner.

rifle case 1

1. Reverse side of case

rifle case 2

2. Gold Elk hide case. Made for 49" long 1874 Sharps Quigley.

rifle case 2

2. Reverse side of case.

rifle case 3

3. Tobacco colored  Buffalo hide case. Made for 46" long rifle i.e.1886 Winchester.

rifle case 3

3. Reverse side of case.

rifle case 4

4. Tobacco colored Buffalo hide case. Made for 39" long rifle i.e. M94 Winchester.

rifle case 4

4. Reverse side of case.

rifle case 5

5. Smoke colored buffalo hide case. Made for 46" long rifle i.e. 1886 Winchester.

rifle case 5

5. Reverse side of case.

rifle case 6

6. Gold Elk hide case. Made for 51 1/2" long Sharps Long Range Express rifle.

rifle case 7

7. Gold Elk hide cases. (top) Sharps, (bottom) M94 Win.

rifle case 8
8. Gold Elk hide case. Made for 46" long 1886 Win. Open throat edged with 3/4" wide hitched webbing.

rifle case 8
8. Reverse side of case.

rifle case 9
9. Gold Elk hide case. Open throat, edged with hitched webbing.

rifle case 10
10. Gold Elk case. Open throat.

rifle case 11
11. Buffalo hide case. Double flap closure. Red felt liner.

rifle case 12
12. Double flap closure.

rifle case 13
13. Double flap  closure.

rifle case 14
14. Muzzle Loop. Right side of case.

rifle case 15
15. Muzzle Loop. Left side of case.

rifle case 16
16. 3" diameter, leather, stamped, tie thong plate.

rifle case 17
17. Deer Tanned Cowhide case. Custom made for 39"  Henry Goldenboy.


18. Cream Deer, Win M94 Rifle, Leather oval initial plate, Brass spots, ¾ in hitched webbing along throat edge.


18.
a


18.
b


19. Gold Elk, Marlin 1895 Cowboy Rifle


19.
a


19.
b


19.
c


19.
d


20. Saddle Tan Buffalo, 58in Percussion Rifle


20.
a


20.
b


20.
c


21. Cream Elk, Rough Out, Sharps Rifle


21.
a


21.
b


21.
c


22. Gold Elk, Sharps Rifle


22.
a

22.b


22.
c


23. Saddle Tan Buffalo, Browning Rifle

23.a


23.
b

23.c


24. Tobacco Buffalo, Sharps Rifle

24.a


24.
b

24.c


24.
d


25. Cream Elk, Rough Out, Sharps Rifle, 3 Dee Rings for wall mount


25.
a


25.
b


25.
c


26.Gold Elk, Rolling Block Rifle, 3/4in hitched webbing along main seam, dyed leather muzzle boot and loop


26.
a


26.
b


26.c


27. Tobacco Buffalo, Win Hi Wall Rifle


27.
a


27.
b


27.
c


27.
d


28. Gold Elk, Elk thong main seam braid, Win M94 Rifle


28.
a


28.
b


29. Leather tie-thong plate, leather oval initial plate


30. Leather oval initial plate


31. Carved/stamped leather plates


32. Stamped leather tie-thong plate

33. Carved/stamped leather plates


34. Carved leather initial plate

35. Scalloped, stamped, dyed, tie-thong plate



36. Tie-thong ends colored glass beads, brass cones


37.Tie-thong ends colored glass beads, brass cones

38..50 Caliber Thompson Center Muzzle Loader 46 inch long. Modeled after John Wayne’s rifle case in “The Searchers”.

38a. Left side of case.

38b. Leather oval.

38c. John Wayne memoriam leather oval.

38d. Throat fringe and leather ovals.

38e. Muzzle.

39. 1874 Sharps Quigley Rifle 49 inch long.  Right side of case. 

39a. Right side receiver.

39b. Right side barrel.

39c. Left side.

39d. 4 inch medallion.

39e. Left side 4 inch medallion.

40. Sharps 51 inch, Gold Elk, Roughout.

40a.

41. Sharps 51 inch, Gold Elk.

41a.

42. Sharps 51 inch, Buffalo, Tobacco.

42a.

42b.

42c.

42d.

42e.

43. Sharps 51 inch, Gold Elk, Roughout.

43a.

43b.

43c.

43d.

43e.

44. Sharps 49 inch, Buffalo, Tobacco.

44a.

44b.

44c.

44d.

44e. Shiloh Sharps Rifle.

45. Hawken, Buffalo, Roughout.

45a.

45b.

45c.

46. Buffalo, Tobacco

46a.

46b.

46c.

47. Sharps 51 inch, Gold Elk

47a.

48. Sharps 51 inch with 38 inch scope, Gold Elk.

48a.

48b.

48c.

48d.

     

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