Leather Gun ScabbardBolt or Lever Action
MADE IN THE USA
Tough durable leather
Fits either bolt or lever action rifle,
with or without a scope
Snap closure on top
Leather straps to tie to saddle.
Leather Gun Scabbard
For a truly traditional look and feel when you are out hunting, nothing beats a well piece of equipment. Every hunter using horses needs a great pair of Saddle Bags and a great outdoor coldweather Cowboy Canvas Bedroll for those cold fall nights. We make our products from premium quality skirting leather. In time honored tradition, each piece of leather is hand picked, stitched and hand finished in natural oil. Our Leather products are pre-molded to fit a scoped sporting rifle, thus eliminating the need for you to force your gun inside the scabbard.
Attaching to your Saddle:
There isn't just one right way to attach this to your saddle. I have seen them slung on horses many different ways. Just watch a few old John Wayne movies and you will see them on the near side of the horse and on the off-side, stock forward and stock facing toward the rear. Whichever way you choose, the most important thing is that it works for you.
Blups From Hunters: The barrel of the gun extends under my stirrup leather and I never know it's there. This keeps the weight on the front quarters of the horse where he can carry it best.
I hang it on the off-side of my horse so that on the off chance I should spot game while in the saddle, I can pull my gun out before I dismount.
Also, if you hang it on the near side of the horse, it adds that much more weight to tip the saddle when mounting. Instead, hanging it on the off-side can help offset your weight when mounting. One additional note, if you use an open ended one, and hang it with the butt toward the rear, your rifle could end up missing. I have heard many stories where folks have found their rifle way back on the trail because they never knew it had been snagged on a branch and yanked out of the gun scabbard. This is true in very steep country.
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