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Wood display cases for handguns.

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by aarondhgraham, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Member

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    I like to case my handguns in nice wooden cases,,,
    I found a place that sells them at a reasonable price.

    Here is a picture of a set I am now casing,,,
    I call them my Modern Dueling Pistols.

    130816-ModernDuelingPistols.jpg

    The company is Hampel's Woodland Products.

    This is one of their Large Size Cases,,,
    Stock number: GW179-38

    It dimensions are:
    O.D. 17" x 9" x 2 3/8"
    I.D. 16 1/4" x 8 1/4" x 2"

    It's just large enough to accommodate my 5.5" Ruger 22/45 Mk-III pistols,,,
    With 4 extra magazines, two magazine loaders,,,
    And two 100 round packs of CCI Mini Mags.

    The only disappointment for me is the foam insert & felt,,,
    They are just a bit "sloppy" in their construction,,,
    You can see the ill fit at the corners.

    I'm going to spray-glue the foam to a piece of heavy poster-board,,,
    Then do a better job or wrapping the felt around the foam,,,
    I think that will cure what bugs me about the case.

    I also purchased one of their Coffin Cases,,,
    It's foam is of a different style.

    It is foam rubber with the felt material permanently fixed to the foam,,,
    I like that type much better and wish the large case had it instead,,,
    Here is the Coffin Case with my 4" S&W Model 12 inside it.

    130816-Coffin-Model_12.jpg

    As you can see it's not all that roomy,,,
    My 6" Model 629 will not fit inside the coffin at all,,,
    My 6" Model 686 will barely fit but the rear sight rubs the wood.

    My Colt Frontier Scout revolver fits it well enough,,,
    My 6" J.P. Sauer and Sohns SAA Clone will barely fit inside the coffin.

    Anyways, I just wanted to pass this on to you guys,,,
    In case some of you like to case your prized guns.

    Aarond

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  2. herrwalther

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    Good looking displays. Will look over their sight for something I would want to put my display pieces in. Too bad none of the cases have locks on them, even just to keep out little fingers.
     
  3. Sam1911

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    Just be careful if you live in moister climates. Anything foam and close-fitting can lead to a very nasty surprise when you open your case to discover surface rust.

    The best storage for guns is in a rack or on a hard shelf where air can circulate well to move condensation away from them. The less material contacting the metal, the better.

    But those are VERY cool for presentation or display.
     
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