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#594281 03/22/21 03:42 PM
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I just purchased a gun and it came with a Leg of Mutton case. I've never paid any attention to Mutton cases.
The inside seems to be missing something. It only has a long thin floating pad I'm assuming is to keep the barrels separate from the stock?
And under the stock side a pad lifts up again assuming perhaps for cleaning rods?
Should there be more padding?

By the way it is a Red Head case.

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Probably not. The "floating" separator is to separate the stock from the barrels and the smaller pouch is for the forearm...Geo

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I agree, my leg-o-mutton cases have two compartments, no padding. Kevin McCormack just told me a story about how he got into leather case working 40 years ago. He had a Winchester 21 in a leg-o-mutton case, proud of that gun. Then, at a gun show the cap of the LoM case failed and the barrels shot out and skidded across a fortunately linoleum floor. He resewed the case and got into the genre.


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Tamid, I buy the Beretta two piece "socks" that are made to hold the barrels/forend in one and the buttstock/action in the other. They have a drawstring on the end. I slide them into the leg of mutton case inside the "socks" and it holds them snugly and prevents any "bouncing around" inside the case. I really enjoy a nice LOM case, and keep several guns in LOM cases all the time.

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Galco makes a nice one.
For $189, it ought to be nice.


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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
Tamid, I buy the Beretta two piece "socks" that are made to hold the barrels/forend in one and the buttstock/action in the other. They have a drawstring on the end. I slide them into the leg of mutton case inside the "socks" and it holds them snugly and prevents any "bouncing around" inside the case. I really enjoy a nice LOM case, and keep several guns in LOM cases all the time.

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I do the exact same thing when I’m using mine.


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My Parker shotguns came in leather bound cases that open in the manner as this double rifle case:
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This provides room for snap caps, cleaning accessories, etc.
Does the Leg O Mutton case provide advantages over the Parker cases?

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If there is an advantage for me with the l.o.m. over a hard case it is "traveling light". I shoot doves a lot. I don't care to lay out a big hard case on my tailgate. It would look pretentious in the crowd I shoot with. I don't need all the accessories for an afternoon shoot.

I have some hard cases, but for vintage guns prefer the l.o.m. Just a personal preference, that's all.


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I use the socks in mine as well although they don't show in this photo. The forend is attached to the barrels; the little pouch is indeed for cleanings rods...


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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
If there is an advantage for me with the l.o.m. over a hard case it is "traveling light". I shoot doves a lot. I don't care to lay out a big hard case on my tailgate. It would look pretentious in the crowd I shoot with. I don't need all the accessories for an afternoon shoot.

I have some hard cases, but for vintage guns prefer the l.o.m. Just a personal preference, that's all.

In comparison Stan, at the club I belong to my vintage LOM cases are considered somewhat pretentious...

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