Made Old Again — my latest article in Covey Rise magazine …

My latest article in Covey Rise, Oct-Nov 2019 edition
My latest article in Covey Rise, Oct-Nov 2019 edition

“Restore” is a 4-letter word. On vintage guns, it really means “refinished” — and, most of the time, these guns are not refinished in ways that reflect what they looked like when new.

When old gun cases are “restored”, they often suffer the same fate — unless Kade Gile works on them.

Excerpt of Made Old Again, from Covey Rise magazine, Oct/Nov, 2019
Excerpt of Made Old Again, from Covey Rise magazine, Oct/Nov, 2019

Kade doesn’t make old gun cases look new. Instead, he repairs or refits them while retaining their vintage charm. He brings them back to life but makes sure they look old again.

Covey Rise, Oct-Nov 2019 edition
Covey Rise, Oct-Nov 2019 edition

I wrote about how he does it in this article from the October-November issue of Covey Rise magazine.

BTW: Have a gun case you would like Kade to work on? Drop him an email: KadeGile@Hotmail.com

On Ebay now: Three great leather gun cases…

Leather Von Lengerke & Detmold Deluxe Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case
Leather Von Lengerke & Detmold Deluxe Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case

A great shotgun deserves great gun case. Here are three great gun cases on Ebay now. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage case for your favorite double, one of these may be it. All three were made in the UK for American sporting good companies.

This leather Von Lengerke & Detmold Deluxe Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case is from around World War 1. Back then and through the 1920s, Von Lengerke & Detmold was one of the top sporting goods store in NYC. They would have supplied leather cases like this with best fine shotguns like a Charles Daly Diamond or Regent Diamond or a J.P. Sauer Deluxe.

12 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories
12 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories
12 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories
12 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories
20 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories
20 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories
20 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories
20 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Original Accessories

Abercrombie & Fitch bought V, L & D in 1929, and then went on to be one of the world’s most famous outdoors store until they closed in 1976.

-12 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Accessories

-20 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Side-by-Side Shotgun Case + Accessories

These Abercrombie & Fitch cases are from the 1950s, and they were best-quality lightweight leather models in their day. These two are especially nice because they come with their original A & F snaps caps, two-piece cleaning rods and cleaning accessories.

On Ebay right now: a Couple nice gun cases…

Vintage cases are the perfect compliment to an old side-by-side or double barrel

Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Shotgun Case
Abercrombie & Fitch Leather Shotgun Case

shotgun. Here a couple nice ones on Ebay right now.

Abercrombie and Fitch tooled leather gun case. Perfect for a Browning Superposed. This case looks like it was made for an O/U with 2 sets of barrels — maybe a Browning Superposed.

Winchester Leg O’Mutton for 2 sets of bbls. This is pretty hard case to find. It would be perfect for a M21, 2-bbl set.

Winchester Leather Gun Case
Winchester Leather Gun Case
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