View Full Version : Backpack Scabbard for my Trapper lever gun?
May 30, 2002, 10:45 PM
Does anyone know where I might get a custom scabbard for my Trapper lever action, that might perhaps be able to be strapped to my backpack? Thanks...
June 3, 2002, 11:06 AM
Several years ago I was planning an Alaskan vacation, and looked for something similar for my double barreled shorty, and came up with zilch, so I made one. One pair of expendable levi's, and you're in business:
Scissor off one leg, including buttons or zipper to prevent scratching your weapon.
Determine barrel length, trim botton of pant leg correspondingly, then sew closed. Tightly. I used leather piggin' strips, boot laces will do nicely.
Sew upper part, allowing for a bit of floppyness.
Attach COMFORTABLE rifle sling to belt loop on one end and bottom of pantleg to other.
Scotch-Guard fabric if so desired.
Monkey with it 'till it suits you.
It may not look like much, but it worked very well for me. It came in handy (and quickly) when a moose (cow) came trotting down a narrow trail in the Chugach. I looked up and she was a-runnin' straight for me. I backpedaled fast as a politician, and that shotgun slid out nice as you please. Luckily, I slipped behind a large tree seconds before she stomped on by. And, no, she wasn't after me, I don't even think she saw me. Puffing and leaning against the tree, I looked to my left, and three feet away was unhealthy drop-off ending in some large boulders.
June 3, 2002, 11:44 PM
You might try a few tack shops. They might not have exactly what you want, but they may be able to make it for you. (Or tell you who can.)
June 12, 2002, 10:38 PM
Look for dealers of cowboy action gear.
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