Levergun Leather Works Custom Rifle Scabbard

 

by Jeff Quinn

photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn

April 16th, 2007

 

 

 

Rifle scabbards arenít as common as they once were. There was a time when folks traveled mostly on horseback or by wagon, and the best way to keep a rifle secure and handy was with a leather scabbard. A well-crafted leather scabbard is tough, strong, durable, and offers protection  to the rifle, while allowing quick access.

Today, many shooters and hunters still ride horses, but I do not. I do, however, often carry a rifle on an ATV, Yamaha Rhino, or tractor. On the ATV and Rhino, I have rifle racks, but needed a secure way to carry a handy carbine on my tractor. I spend a lot of time on the tractor, and sighting deer, coyote, turkey, or other game and predators is not unusual while working from the seat of the John Deere. Also, the occasional groundhog and crow appears that need to be dispatched and are often out of handgun range.  A rifle scabbard to keep a weapon at hand was needed, and contacting Levergun Leather Works in Idaho resulted in the fine scabbard shown here.

Levergun Leather Works specializes in custom, one-of-a-kind leather products. They built for me a superb butt pad and sling for a rifle about a year or so ago, which can be seen here: http://www.gunblast.com/LevergunLeather.htm.

I needed a rifle scabbard that would attach to the upright portion of my tractorís roll bar, and Levergun Leather Works delivered the perfect solution. The scabbard is open on the bottom to allow rain, dirt, weed seeds, and other debris to fall through. It covers the entire carbine except for the buttstock, allowing me to reach across easily and withdraw the levergun, while offering excellent protection to the weapon.  The scabbard has a retaining strap at the toe, and another at the top. The top strap attaches above the tool box plate, suspending the scabbard and keeping the toe of the scabbard from beating upon the tractor. The rifle is effectively slung from the top strap, and fully protected all the way to the muzzle. The rifle that will mostly ride with me is a Rossi Model 92 .357 Magnum, but a Winchester .22 magnum will also see a little trail time in the Levergun Leather Works scabbard.

The quality of materials and workmanship on the scabbard is first class, and I highly recommend Levergun Leather Works to anyone needing quality leather products.

Check them out online at:  www.levergunleather.com.

Jeff Quinn

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