Here’s a classy way to carry your vintage double into the field this fall.
Decent leather leg o’muttons usually for $250 – $350+. This one is on Ebay now. Even though it’s not the highest quality, it is a good deal at its Buy-It-Now price of $125. All the stitching appears to be secure and intact, and I don’t see any rot in the leather. If you like what you see, get it before it gets away.
Vintage Brauer Bros. Leg Of Mutton Leather Shotgun/Rifle Case: Up for sale is a vintage Brauer Brothers of St. Louis “Leg ‘O Mutton” leather gun case. It is marked 41 / 26. The case is approximately 28 inches long. All leather straps and slings still look very good. Obviously, due to its age, it has some wear, stains, scratches, etc. You will be proud to own one of this condition.
It’s hard to believe, but Abercrombie & Fitch used to be one of America’s premier outfitters. Their old flagship store in Manhattan used to have an entire floor dedicated to shotguns and rifles.
They also carried leather shotgun cases like this one on Ebay now. This A&F case is what’s know as a “VC” or compact, and it was made by Bryant – a well know English leather goods maker. It’s a nice, solid case, fully wool lines, and pretty rugged. On top of that, it has a great vintage look. This is a double-clasp model, which makes it a bit harder to find. It also has it’s original – another plus. To give you sense of what this one is worth, here’s another one that a dealer has listed for $895.
BTW: the other case that the seller is offering in the same listing is way too small to be for a fly-rod. It looks like a scope case to me.