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Old April 8th, 2017, 02:40 PM   #1
 
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Question Leather Rifle sleeve

Hi guys I have a Uberti 1873 Winchester Lever Action .357 Short Rifle, it measures about 38 inches long. About two weeks ago I came across a leather rifle gun case that has a weathered aged look to it. I picked it up off of ebay, my quest was to find a light weight leather gun sleeve (gun case) for my rifle just to keep it from being scratched while I have it in my car, truck etc. I know that this case is just a single layer involved. I purchased from Walmart some black double sided quilted material that I planned to use as a liner for this gun sleeve. My problem is this leather gun sleeve was about 2 inchs short, I added some leather at the end to get the length but it is still not wide enough to accommodate the width on my rifle without adding a 4 inch wide by 42 inch piece of leather to the current case to have the rifle fit once all of it is put together. This leather case would have easily fit a stock Winchester Model 94, the top of the case as a leather flap that has a belt type of fastening to it. My thoughts were to just get my wife's leather punch out and punch holes in the leather strips needed and simply leather lace this case together. My thoughts were to just have a dated leather case for this replica rifle. I can find leather rifle's case's online but they are very pricey well over $100.00 not what I want to spend. I guess I should post a picture of what I currently have but right now I have it undone I unpicked the stitching because the original size was too small. Comments idea's or thoughts appreciated, my feelings will not be hurt because I spent $26.00 on this leather case & I have had thoughts to just toss it or just keep it for scrap leather projects etc. Thanks in advance



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Old April 9th, 2017, 04:45 AM   #2
 
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Would like to have it for a old 94 . Am pretty good at designing things out like that if you would post a pic , would tend to find a diff material or color and try not to match existing leather as that would be almost impossible to do, so go with something diff. and make it look like part of an original design.
I have a piece of leather to make a scabbard for a 94 but don't have a pattern, it cost $100 just for the leather but it is large enough for a couple of scabbards and some holsters and has a finish.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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BTW my wife took a old long scarf made from black fleece sewed the bottom and one side together it works great as a sleeve for my Big Boy in 357.

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I don't really care if the piece of leather that I need to add match's very close its just a project. My concern its just to try & put together something that might look dated somewhat. Thats one reason I bought the darn thing in the first place. I do have a gun sock that covers my rifle when its in my gun safe it keeps it from getting scratched up. My wifes sewing machine with the proper foot and needles and thread comes to over $50.00 in ad on's just so her sewing machine will sew the leather I said nope its not worth this much expense to me on this project so we will see.
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Well I lucked out today, I was able to find a nice piece of leather 8"x5" x42 " approx. long to add to my leather gun sleeve. I was able to get one side laced up. I made a pattern for the liner and have the liner material cut out. Tomorrow the wife will sew up the liner. I will insert the liner into the leather gun sleeve then fasten it into the gun sleeve by sewing it in with waxed thread. Lace the gun sleeve up and it will be done!!! Once I am done I will be into under $40.00 so not too bad. I am using the rough side of the leather I bought it match's the aged leather gun sleeve fairly well. All in all I think it will go well with my Uberti 1873 Winchester Short Rifle .357.
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Sounds like you finally found a solution, However up where I live I've found a place up here around the hills called Oatman, which is a little western town (abandoned gold mining) that has a leather shop where you can get holsters, and sheaths at very reasonable prices, in fact I've seen a lot of leather sheaths for rifles of which you describe. The next time I'm up in that area I'll have to check and see what they are getting for them. I've got a protective case that sits on my quad for when I'm out and about, don't ride horses any more, as my back gave out several years ago.
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Loose Noose I have been to Oatman Nevada quite the personality this town has!!! I live up in central Utah. Have a sister in law who lives in Surprise Az. Every once in awhile we go down there. I found a Tac/Sadde repair shop about 20 miles away they make holsters belts etc there. This is where I found my last two purchase's of leather. Tandy Leather is to darn expensive. What I paid for the last piece of leather that I got for $6.00 I would have been well over $20.00 for it. I like to dabble in leather not a leather smith in any sorts I also make leather butt stock covers for all of my western style lever actions 30-30's .357's etc. My latest was a leather butt stock/recoil pad adventure!!! I found that the slip in shoe pads in shoes like the Dr. Scholls stuff well two thickness works pretty well to slip into the leather butt stock cover now you have a recoil pad!!! BTW where about's in Nevada do you live??

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Well my liner fell flat on its face big time!!! My original thought of just using the gun sock then put the rifle in the leather sleeve worked to some degree. I also found one of my rifle gun case's work for my Uberti so I will have a padded rifle case for transport now.
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