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
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.
Got something to say about this article? Want to agree (or
disagree) with it? Click the following link to go to the GUNBlast Feedback Page.