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Offline jaxenro

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Cases
« on: February 18, 2017, 05:02:17 PM »
Most of my revolvers and some of my knives have cases. I like the ones from "Bills Cases" he just does authentic work as most of the reproductions or modern ones have the wrong locks and construction

This week I bought three close to period oak cases that look identical to fine English pistol cases. Correct locks, hinges, even brass initial plates inlaid in the lid. Under $200 with shipping for all three from England

They are oak cutlery canteens. Need to be relined with partitions but that is a lot easier than building the wood case and inletting the lock. Search eBay for oak cutlery canteen like this

https://www.ebay.com/itm/371817810207
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Re: Cases
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 12:21:42 PM »
That looks pretty good Jaxenro, what models do you plan to put in there?   I have made several cases and while they are fun to make parts of the construction are a little tedious.

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Re: Cases
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 12:43:07 PM »
I have a pair of Leech & Rigdons for one maybe my Walker in another. I want the L&R case to look non factory. I have two long skinny ones for Bowie knives and was thinking of a four knife cased set two Bowies two daggers with6" matching blades and one pair with cutlery style and the other ivory handles
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Re: Cases
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 12:49:31 PM »
I also got a small leather covered vintage cutlery case this week to use for a pair of French fitted NAA mini companions. The total case is about 6" square
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Re: Cases
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 06:31:53 PM »
I look forward to seeing them once you get the partitions built in.  Don't forget to post some pics.

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Re: Cases
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 04:40:45 AM »
I will just don't hold your breath waiting. I want to do the NAA case first but I need the correct (real small) flask first and I have never French fitted a case. Been looking for tutorials but haven't found anything. This isn't the traditional baize felt lined but more the velvet lined cases for small pocket pistols like the Belgians turn out. I have a small dagger blade I am having re handled to match the grips I had made for the Companions in banded imitation ivory material I am going to set in the lid and I want to make lidded compartments in the base plus the French fitted areas for the two revolvers and the flask. So just finding the correct materials and trim also
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Re: Cases
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 09:14:21 AM »
French fitting them sounds like a great project, seems like I saw a tutorial on that somewhere, I will look and see if I can find it. 

I just hope I don't pass out from holding my breath...