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Leather Gun Sleeve

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New
$479.00

Saddleback Leather Gun Sleeve

What People Think

5

Dark Brown Gun Sleeve--Happy Birthday to me!

I bought this a year ago, and use it to store and transport my two favorite hunting guns--a '65 .30-30 Winchester, and a cheap single-shot .410 that's been in my family for three generations, is the perfect field gun, and I wouldn't trade it for love or money... The Saddleback Leather Gun Sleeve is the only case worthy of carrying it.
And like everything from Saddleback, it just gets better looking with age and use.
Pretty sure I'm gonna need another one.
18th Nov 2018
Anand P.
5

Awesome

Purchased this for my Henry Classic. Pulling it out of the car at the Range, and the rubber necking started. Then came the Henry Classic 30.30. What a great presentation package. Detail and stitching are old world quality. It now rests in the Liberty Safe, and every time I open the door? Well,,leather, and more leather. Thanks for an awesome case.
14th Oct 2018
Barry S.
5

Perfect for cherished heirloom firearms

This gun sleeve is first class all the way. As the product description says, it is not for uber-long barreled firearms (i.e. Goose/Sporting Clays shotguns nor Barrett sniper rifles), nor firearms with mounted optics (i.e. telescopic or holographic sights), nor firearms with pistol grips or fore end grips (i.e. AR/AK style rifles, tactical shotguns, etc.). This magnificent leather gun sleeve is designed to cradle your traditional lever action rifle, bolt action or semi rifle (without optics), or traditional shotgun (i.e. Winchester 870, Mossberg 500, etc. without optics or pistol grips). Read the product description and carefully measure your rifle/shotgun to ensure proper fit. Measure twice (shame on you if you don’t!) then buy once with confidence. When you have this in your hands you’ll likely realize that having just one is not enough!
29th Jan 2015
John
The Saddleback Leather Gun Sleeve is a high-quality, full-grain leather rifle case that is designed to protect your firearm and last for years.

A Leather Gun Sleeve is a vital piece of equipment for any hunter, outdoorsman, sports shooter, or anyone who owns a gun, even for self-protection. But most gun sleeves are made with cheap materials and construction, resulting in a short lifespan. Our Full Grain Leather Gun Sleeve is different. We make our gun sleeves with the same high-quality materials and attention to detail that we put into all of our designs, so you can be sure they will last for years.

The Saddleback Leather Gun Sleeve is designed with the largest pieces of full grain leather possible, so there are fewer seams. This gun sleeve is as strong as anything you would carry in it. To protect your firearm, we lined the main body of the leather rifle case with sheepskin (this pulls moisture from your gun). We used only the strongest 316 stainless steel clasps, so they will never rust and can hold up to 750 pounds. We offer a 100-year warranty on this leather gun sleeve, as with most all our designs.

Grab Handles

This updated leather gun sleeve has new grab handles for field carry (nondetachable) and is designed in such a way as to keep the leather rifle cases balanced and level while in transit. It is the sort of thing you want when you go shooting at the range or taking your son to the back 40 to show him how to hunt.

Gun Sleeve Shoulder Strap

The shoulder strap is built extra strong, durable, adjustable, and removable for just-in-case situations. You can use it as a tie-down or hang things. It can be clipped to the top or bottom of the gun sleeve for carrying ease. It has one shoulder pad to allow the leather gun sleeve to carry comfortably on either shoulder. And it attaches to just the right places, so it stays out of your boots when you walk.

Leather Gun Cases with an Exterior Pocket

The new exterior pocket with buckle closure is perfect for extra shells, chokes, or other items.

The leather gun sleeve has grab handles and a shoulder strap for easy transport, and an exterior pocket for extra ammunition.

Adjustable Closure Length on this Leather Shotgun Case

The attached opening of this leather gun sleeve is adjustable, depending on the length of your shotgun or rifle, and it fits up to a 28” barrel. Please note that this DOES NOT fit guns with Scopes.

A Leather Rifle Case with No Breakable Parts

There are no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, velcro, or other Hello Kitty construction. The flap closure is adjustable instead of one size fits all, and the side pocket has ample room for shells and other hunting gear. It was designed around quality, performance, durability, and refined beauty. People will notice this design when you show up at the firing range.

Reinforced Leather Gun Sleeve

Anywhere there could be stress, it receives stitching, then a rivet, and usually, a reinforcing hidden Polyester strap sewn in.

Large Pieces of Full Grain Leather

It is designed with the largest leather pieces possible, so there are fewer seams. Seams are where leather gun sleeves start falling apart, so we designed this with as few as possible. 

The leather rifle case is designed for durability and has no breakable parts.

Stitching

We set our industrial sewing machines to only five stitches per inch, so there’s more leather between the needle holes. That’s important because a sewing machine is really a perforation machine and if those holes are too close together, then the leather will tear more easily. As a result, this gun sleeve is as strong as anything you would carry in it.

Materials

The materials used in this leather gun sleeve are of the highest quality. The leather is full grain, while the stitching is done with a UV-resistant thread for durability. The sheepskin is the highest quality, and the clasps are surgical grade 316 stainless steel rated for 750 lbs., ensuring that your firearm will be safe and secure while in the sleeve.

Sheepskin Lining in The Best Leather Rifle Cases

To protect your firearm, we lined the main body of these leather rifle cases with sheepskin to help protect your investments. Sheepskin wicks moisture away from the gun instead of letting it stay on the gun. God engineered sheepskin pretty well. Did you know that bed-ridden patients with sheepskin sheets don’t often get bed sores because there is airflow under them? We DO NOT recommend storing guns in any gun sleeve because there should be some air movement, so the shotgun doesn’t rust. But if you had to store it in some gun sleeve, I’d choose this one. 

The best leather rifle cases have sheepskin lining to protect the firearm and are made with full grain leather for durability.

Full Grain Leather Gun Cases

Our full grain leather is the strongest and most durable that we can find because it still has the full amount of grain on the leather. Every skin comes with what is called “grain” on the top layer. They are the toughest and most water resistant fibers of the whole hide. But cowhides come thick and usually split in half at the tannery. The top half is the toughest because it has all of the grain still on it, and the bottom half has been neutered. Leather that doesn’t have grain on it is called genuine, suede or split leather. If you find a really inexpensive leather gun sleeve, that’s why, because it uses cheap material. Removing all of the grain from a leather hide is like removing the shingles from your roof. How stupid is that? And not only is our leather the strongest grade, but it’s thicker than boot leather. 

The hardware on our gun sleeve is extremely durable and can handle up to 750 lbs of force.

Thread to Keep Your Leather Gun Sleeve Together

Not only do we sew this leather gun sleeve with as few seams as possible, but in each of those seams where leather comes together, we sew with a UV resistant continuous filament Polyester thread instead of the inferior and cheap Nylon thread. The good thing about Polyester is that it never deteriorates. The bad thing about Polyester is that it never deteriorates. Polyester will give you a bad night’s sleep when it comes to bedding. Polyester clothing will give you skin problems, but when it comes to thread, Polyester will give you a lifetime of service. And we use the thick German double ought thread too.

316 Stainless, Because Your Gun Deserves The Best

This is like killing a fly with a shotgun, but we decided to develop our own custom hardware anyways. If you talk to a metallurgist, they’ll tell you it’s too expensive and just plain overkill, but we have never had an issue with our hardware failing. If your life had to depend on a hardware performing, you’d want it to depend on ours. The clasps that clip onto the body of this leather gun sleeve are rated for 750 lbs. 

Free Tips

When you shop for quality, take all of this into account. If you already purchased some cheap brand, check the return policy to see if you can take back your purchase. Otherwise, use it to hold something less important than your gun. Some people buy gun cases based on the price, don’t do that; you will end up with some item that will not last. You don’t buy the cheapest shotgun because you want to trust it; same with your leather gun cases. And don't forget about our Leather Pistol Case!

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

Dimensions (W x L x D)

9.50" - 5" x 34.75" - 53.50" x 2.25"

Weight: 5.50 lbs

Should Strap: 34.75" - 59.62"

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Write a Review
  • Posted by Anand P. on 18th Nov 2018
    5
    Dark Brown Gun Sleeve--Happy Birthday to me!
    I bought this a year ago, and use it to store and transport my two favorite hunting guns--a '65 .30-30 Winchester, and a cheap single-shot .410 that's been in my family for three generations, is the perfect field gun, and I wouldn't trade it for love or money... The Saddleback Leather Gun Sleeve is the only case worthy of carrying it.
    And like everything from Saddleback, it just gets better looking with age and use.
    Pretty sure I'm gonna need another one.
  • Posted by Waterdogg22 on 13th Nov 2018
    4
    Amazing quality...has room
    First off, this is the same great quality everyone is used to receiving. No surprise there. Made to last, the padding is equally top-notch. My one complaint is that it's too small (lengthwise). The only thing that will fit is a short rifle. Shotguns and regular rifles are too long to fit. This is unfortunate since I purchased one for me and one for my father as a gift for his shotgun. Even if the straps were extended a few more inches and there was a gap, I'd accept that! Great product but, unfortunately, not extremely useful for my purposes. :-(
  • Posted by Barry S. on 14th Oct 2018
    5
    Awesome
    Purchased this for my Henry Classic. Pulling it out of the car at the Range, and the rubber necking started. Then came the Henry Classic 30.30. What a great presentation package. Detail and stitching are old world quality. It now rests in the Liberty Safe, and every time I open the door? Well,,leather, and more leather. Thanks for an awesome case.
  • Posted by Stormin' on 13th Jul 2016
    2
    Doesn't Really Work
    The Gun Sleeve has all the features and superb quality that you would expect from Saddleback. The materials and workmanship are flawless and make every other leather item you own seem vastly inferior. The problem with this case is that it only works with a few types of guns, namely short, lever-actioned rifles or short barreled shotguns; neither of which are widely uses by sportsmen or collectors. Most modern rifles are equipped with a scope and will not fit in this sleeve. Most modern shotguns have barrels that are much too long to fit in the case, even with the case fully extended. I have a short barreled Remington 870 that fits in this case but the front sight often gets caught on the sheepskin lining, causing me to remove the lining to get the gun out. I am afraid that I may eventually tear the lining so I don't use it for this gun anymore. Also, the shotguns that fit in the sleeve cost less than the case, so it's kind of pointless. If you're looking to buy this as a gift I would pass.
  • Posted by John on 29th Jan 2015
    5
    Perfect for cherished heirloom firearms
    This gun sleeve is first class all the way. As the product description says, it is not for uber-long barreled firearms (i.e. Goose/Sporting Clays shotguns nor Barrett sniper rifles), nor firearms with mounted optics (i.e. telescopic or holographic sights), nor firearms with pistol grips or fore end grips (i.e. AR/AK style rifles, tactical shotguns, etc.). This magnificent leather gun sleeve is designed to cradle your traditional lever action rifle, bolt action or semi rifle (without optics), or traditional shotgun (i.e. Winchester 870, Mossberg 500, etc. without optics or pistol grips). Read the product description and carefully measure your rifle/shotgun to ensure proper fit. Measure twice (shame on you if you don’t!) then buy once with confidence. When you have this in your hands you’ll likely realize that having just one is not enough!