Rifle blanket scabbard.

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andy52

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Just finished this today. I had bought a four-point Whitney blanket a while back it had some moth holes in it so it was pretty cheap and I didn't mind cutting it up. It's a Hawken length at right about 46 inches. I gave it a 12 piece of leather on the muzzle end for protection and a 2 1/2 cuff on the open end. I think I can get two more out of the blanket. I have a couple of friends that have asked for some I did tell then however I get the one with the goodies on it, the label, and the points.
 

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Some folks complain that wool holds moisture and will rust your gun but I’ve used mine in all sorts of weather closer to fifty then forty years with out trouble
 

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Some folks complain that wool holds moisture and will rust your gun but I’ve used mine in all sorts of weather closer to fifty then forty years with out trouble
I suppose any scabbard or case will cause a gun to rust if they're left in too long.
To be honest these scabbards are as much for show as they are for protection.
If I use this scabbard for hunting it would get left in the truck when I get to my spot.
I have an oilcloth one that I use when I'm hunting the islands on the Mississippi river and I'm going in by canoe.
 
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