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    I think I have a case fetish?

    Every time I get a gun the way I like it I seem to have to find a case to make it complete. With this rifle it actually made some practical sense cause the scope mounting isn't made robust enough for easy transport. But beyond that I love figured wood and this Canadian case builder is so reasonable for what he does.

    http://s168.photobucket.com/user/ski...ow/Cased%20102

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    Lovely case.

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    Not sure which is nicer, the fiddleback maple on the case or the fiddleback on the walnut stock.
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    I found a Welsh guy who makes hand built guitars a while ago whilst looking for a refret, but he also does cases, I suppose to order so anything could fit in!

    http://www.thrupenny-guitars.co.uk/P...SES/index.html

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    I can't recognise the rifle. What is it please??

    Lovely woodwork btw!
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    Stunning case! Very nice indeed.
    A fetish? Probably not an appreciation of excellent workmanship, definitely.

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    Box looks a nice job - just needs a custom fit interior to slot the rifle & optic into now or even some pick 'n' pluck foam if you're not bothered about a more traditional finsh.
    You'll know the fetish has gone too far when the next box you're planning is 6' long...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B View Post
    I can't recognise the rifle. What is it please??

    Lovely woodwork btw!
    Looks like a Crosman 102 to me...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harvey_s View Post
    Looks like a Crosman 102 to me...?
    Yes it's a Crosman 102, probably made in the very early 1930s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45flint View Post
    Yes it's a Crosman 102, probably made in the very early 1930s.
    Very nice it is too
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    Very nice case, but the cross reminds me that death is around the corner.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvey_s View Post
    Box looks a nice job - just needs a custom fit interior to slot the rifle & optic into now or even some pick 'n' pluck foam if you're not bothered about a more traditional finsh.
    You'll know the fetish has gone too far when the next box you're planning is 6' long...
    I have done both type of cases, English and French. This is my first one that has a flexible foam under the satin. I cut the form of the gun into the foam so it would lie flatter and be just slightly compressed as I shut the lid. I actually think this gives the best protection to the gun and especially the optic mount. Plus given the size of the case I could use it to transport three pistols, as the foam is very forgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRV1 View Post
    Very nice case, but the cross reminds me that death is around the corner.......
    It's not death but hope, but that's for another forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45flint View Post
    I have done both type of cases, English and French....
    Go on then, educate me as to the difference...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harvey_s View Post
    Go on then, educate me as to the difference...?
    The English sytle case has compartments separated by thin panels. The compartment are made the size of the gun or accessory but are flat sides so things can move.

    http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps2119e98f.jpg


    The French style is form fitted. The outline of the gun is carefully sculpted into the case material and lined with material. There is no movement as it fits the outline perfectly.

    http://s168.photobucket.com/user/ski...%20LP53%20Case
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