I put these leather cases on Ebay the other day. They’re all in solid, usable condition, and would be a great compliment to your vintage shotgun. Let me now if you have any questions.
This nice looking leg o’mutton case is on Ebay now. The listing ends tomorrow at Monday, 2:43PM, EST. So if you like it, bid away.
BTW: I’ve bought a couple cases from this seller. He’s first rate, and the cases I bought from him were just as described and very nice.
Here’s another nice looking leather leg’ o mutton case. This is a newer style. It was probably made in the 30 years or so, and it doesn’t have the rigid exterior you see in older models. It does appears to be in excellent original condition, though. The listing ends Tuesday, 9/8, @ 4:29PM EST.
Vintage rare Holland (Mulholland) Leather 31 INCH Gun Case Leg-O-Mutton: Nice rare vintage Leg-O-Mutton leather take down shotgun/rifle case marked Made in USA, Holland Sport. This case is in great shape showing just a few character marks from light use over the years and with a little polish can probably be made to look near perfect. Al the stitching is solid and the interior felt is in perfect condition. This is a rare example from this maker and is rarely seen on the market.
That last one sold in a flash. This one is nicer, but a bit of the stitching towards the top is loose. It has a But it Now price of $100: RedHead Leather Shotgun Case: Good Condition. Leather is not cracked. Missing the shoulder strap.
Here’s another nice looking leg o’mutton case — perfect for your vintage double. It’s on Ebay now with a Buy it Now price of $89.50 and the listing ends Wednesday, 8/26, @ 5:09PM.
VINTAGE LEG O MUTTON LEATHER GUN CASE. VERY SOLID AND NICE. BRAUER BROS: Here is a vintage Brauer Brothers all leather gun case. Marked with their stamp on the end along with “MOOSE BRAND” and “St. Louis, Mo.” and their moose head logo. The leather is soft and pliable and the case is clean inside and out. All the stitching is sound as you can see in the photos. The closing strap has been replaced and it works fine. The case is payment. 34″ x 9″ x 3″ thick. It will hold 32″ barrels easily. My 30″ model 12 fits loose. This is as solid and sound a vintage case as I have owned.
If you follow this blog at all, you know how much I like H.H. Heiser’s shotgun. From 1874 – 1955, the Hermann H. Heiser Saddlery Co. of Denver, Co., made some of the finest saddles, shooting accessories, and leather goods in the country.
Today, items by H.H. Heiser’s s are very collectible. The leather, basketweave leg o’mutton you see here was one of Heiser’s more popular products, and I can’t imagine a classier was to transport and protect a vintage side-by-side shotgun.
Most leg o’mutton cases were made with a thin leather exterior, a cardboard middle to give the case its shape, and a lightweight wool lining. But not Heisers. Their cases are made from saddle-grade leather throughout, and the finishing on all the details is excellent. And that’s why these cases command such premium prices today.
These classic leather leg o’mutton shotgun cases are the gentlemanly way to carry your vintage double barrel shotgun into the field. This first one is the oldest of the two.
It was retailed by Von Lengerke & Antoinne, or V L & A , of Chicago, IL. From 1891 and into the 1930s, V L & A retailed all sorts of firearms to all sort of people in the Chicago area. In fact, two of the Colt Thompson Machine Guns used in Al Capone’s infamous St. Valentine’s Day massacre were delivered to their notorious owners by Von Lengerke & Antoinne.
This second case was made by Brauer Bos of St. Louis, MO. This case looks pretty much new, so if may be better for a younger double like a 20g Browning Superposed and a small bore Winchester Model 21.
The classic way to carry your vintage side-by-side. This Red Head leather leg o’mutton case looks like it’s in excellent shape. It’s marked as being for 28 barrels. Bid soon – the auction ends on Jun 24, 201218:24:21 PDT.