Leather Gun Sleeve

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Product Overview

This updated leather gun sleeve was re-designed extensively field tested by professional celebrity hunters.

Grab Handles- This updated leather gun sleeve has new grab handles for field carry (nondetachable) and designed so the rifle case remains balanced and level while in transit. 

Shoulder Strap- The shoulder strap is built extra strong, adjustable and removable, for just in case situations. You can use it as a tie down or to 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 for the leather gun sleeve to be carried comfortably on either shoulder. And it attaches to just the right places so it stays out of your boots when you walk.

Pocket- The new exterior pocket with buckle closure is perfect for extra shells and chokes.

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

No Breakable Parts- There are no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, velcro or any 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.

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

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

Stitching- We set our industrial sewing machines to only 5 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. This gun sleeve is as strong as anything you would carry in it.


Sheepskin Lining- To protect your firearm, we lined the main body of the leather rifle case 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 who have 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 in there so the shotgun doesn't rust. But if you had to store it in some gun sleeve, I'd choose this one. 

Full Grain Leather- Our leather is the strongest 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, so they 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. 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. 

Thread- Not only do we sew this leather gun sleeve with as few seams as possible, but 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. When it comes to bedding, Polyetser will give you a bad night's sleep. 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- 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. 

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"

Warranty Information

100 Year Warranty against any defect of materials or craftsmanship. If it's our fault, we'll take care of you for 100 years.


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  • 3
    Not crazy about the design

    First off the leather is excellent quality. That said I am disappointed with the liner. The sheep skin should run all the way to the top. It will keep the end of the case from being floppy. I have a shotgun with 30” barrels a d if I snitch the strap all the way down there is still room at the end. I can’t understand why anyone would claim their case was a little short. They may have redesigned it and made it longer. Their are many great examples of shotgun cases out there it’s as if they wanted to design a case shaped for a rifle but the length of a shotgun and the buckle made to account for the length of both. They should shorten it and say it’s for a non scoped rifle or add more liner and shorten the closure strap.

  • 4
    Quality is outstanding a usual!!

    Quality is outstanding a usual!!

  • 5
    Great quality and design! Absolutely

    Great quality and design! Absolutely love the gun sleeve!

  • 5
    I have purchased many saddleback

    I have purchased many saddleback products, bags, backbpacks, luggage, and cases. Recently I purchased the gun sleeve for a golden boy 45-70 govt.
    As much as I love this gun, the case Dave made is an equal partner of craftsmanship and beauty!
    The sheepskin lining is soft and luxurious and the leather is worthy of display. I will be buying more.

  • 5
    Fantastic gun sleeve

    I have purchased several saddleback items. The gun wrap is awesome for going to the range. I was in process of savings my pennies and dimes to purchase a gun sleeve and just as I had the funds to buy it, they quit making it. I was so bummed out. I kept looking in hopes they would make it again and was very excited when it became available. I bought it immediately. My dad had purchased one for me years ago and I wanted this one to use and break in before I give it to my son. It is a fantastic piece of equipment. It is refined yet rugged. I love the fact there are no breakable parts. This will be an item I can give my son and he will use proudly his entire life. Great product. Keep up the good work!

  • 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.

  • 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. :-(

  • 5

    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.

  • 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.