A new type of rifle case


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musick
July 2, 2009, 12:50 AM
Now for something entirely different...

All the cases I have seen look like....well, gun cases. I prefer something a bit more undercover as I dont like to advertise. I think it will be a love/hate attitude towards it, but I LOVE it.....




















http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/mytravelpage/case-dscf4913.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/mytravelpage/case-dscf4915.jpg


Not mine, but these pics inspired me to DIY my next case. Found an acoustic guitar case on cragslist for $10 and have started converting it today.

I saw something like it many years ago in a movie - dont remember the name but it was a spanish cowboy-type movie. The only thing I do remember about it was that Salma Hayeck was in it (insert drooling icon here).

Just food for thought.

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kingpin008
July 2, 2009, 12:53 AM
You're thinking of Desperado.

And yeah, those kind of cases are pretty cool.

Kind of Blued
July 2, 2009, 01:28 AM
I use soft-sided bass and guitar cases for some of my guns. Not trying to be cool or recreate the Thompson-in-the-violin-case thing, I just have a lot of guitars, and they don't leave the house very often anymore.

NELSONs02
July 2, 2009, 01:33 AM
Bet that would get a good laugh at the range

hso
July 2, 2009, 03:05 AM
Great idea, especially if you live in an apartment. No one's going to give a guitar case a second look as you go in and out.

Mr.510
July 2, 2009, 04:56 AM
My 16" Saiga .308 with Ace folding stock lives in a 4/4 size violin case. Everybody that sees me open that case stares in disbelief that the gun fits! :cool: It really doesn't look possible, but there's actually a few inches left at the muzzle end for a brake. The factory 8 (converted to 10) round mag fits in the string/rosin compartment like it was made for it. I will post a pic as soon as I find my usb/memory card adapter.

My next project is doing a fitted interior for this gun and all it's "stuff" in a viola case. They look about the same but are a little bigger and, more importantly, a couple inches deeper. There is no way to fit my scope on it's QR mount in the current case with the carbine. :banghead:

Tommygunn
July 2, 2009, 11:07 AM
Ain't a new idea.
It was a "new" idea back in the days of the Thompson SMG.;)

SuperNaut
July 2, 2009, 11:14 AM
I've been telling people for years to buy cases at the guitar store and not the gun store. You can get SKB cases that are comparable to Pelican for half the price. They have hard and soft cases for lighting and keyboard gear that'll fit just about any firearm. I've been using an Anvil guitar case for my 870 and it's accessories for years. My Saiga 12 fits perfectly into my Strat semi-soft case, and it has shoulder straps and room for mags.

eye5600
July 2, 2009, 12:25 PM
There's a great line in one of the old Rockford Files. The character Angel Martin says something about being chased by "a couple of violinists from South Chicago."

theotherwaldo
July 2, 2009, 08:15 PM
I picked up a different kind of case just yesterday for carrying my pistols and ammo. It's a "Coffin Case" for guitar pedals. They're discontinued, so I got it cheap.

They look like this:
http://www.midi-classics.com/i/p45460.jpg

You can also get axe cases:
http://www.pssl.com/images/ProdImage01/500/DL-425-SK.jpg

-They also come in camo.

Find 'em at Guitar Center (http://www.guitarcenter.com/item/expandedimage.aspx?t=4&img=CoffinCase/548618jpg.jpg).

NukemJim
July 2, 2009, 10:21 PM
Not sure how it works in other states but that would be unlawful in Illinois if I understand the law correctly.

http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/firearmsfaq.cfm

What constitutes a legal "case" for transporting a firearm?
The Criminal Code refers to "a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container." However, the Wildlife Code is more specific, defining case as "a container specifically designed for the purpose of housing a gun or bow and arrow device which completely encloses such gun or bow and arrow device by being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened with no portion of the gun or bow and arrow device exposed."


Emphasis added by NukemJim

You could make it legal by putting the firearms in a "gun sock" and then put the gunsock covered gun into another container.

http://www.deansafe.com/sac-200.html

Silly I know but it is the law.

NukemJim

N003k
July 2, 2009, 10:39 PM
That's pretty neat, if I could figure out how to manage it with only the hand tools I have, I wouldn't mind making one myself!

Get a funny picture of someone that owns guitars too having one and ending up at the range with one, opening it, and realizing he grabbed the wrong case though lol.

mljdeckard
July 2, 2009, 10:51 PM
My Ovation case still has my Ovation in it.

I sold a lot of the coffin cases when I worked at.....a popular music gear retailer.

Grizfire
July 2, 2009, 11:02 PM
Great idea, especially if you live in an apartment. No one's going to give a guitar case a second look as you go in and out.

Exactly!!

Mr.510
July 3, 2009, 08:51 AM
I wanted a Russian made case but this Romanian one was as close as I could find:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/Mister510/DSCN8307.jpg

This is my Saiga "violin":

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/Mister510/DSCN8305.jpg




:cool:

308win
July 3, 2009, 09:12 AM
+1 on the hard SKB cases. I shipped golf clubs all over the country in one for years and the baggage apes never did succeed in damaging it or the contents. And, from the looks of the outside it wan't from lack of trying; I think the dufouses deliberately try to damage or lose anything they don't think is worth stealing.

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