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by Interblog
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Soft locking rifle case?
Replies: 6
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Re: Soft locking rifle case?

Update to this topic --

Rather than going with a locking closet or a locking case as we originally assumed we would do, my husband had the brilliant idea to install a locking mechanism on our van's interior closet wall. To minimize the space devoted to this effort, we can put the rifle in a "sock" and then simply lock it to the wall.

On another forum, a retired LEO suggested a similar mechanism available commercially, and used by law enforcement to secure firearms in vehicles. However, that device was listing for $178 plus it was not very space-efficient in that it stood out far from the wall or floor. Furthermore, - DUH - the mounting holes are accessible in being located on exterior tabs of the device, so it could be defeated easily during a theft (e.g., search Santa Cruz Gun Locks SC-6 Gen II Universal Gun Lock - this is not a product endorsement, just one example of such a device available for sale).

My husband's interpretation cost about ten bucks plus an afternoon practicing his hobby welding skills. Notice his signature security design - the bolt holes are behind the hinged locking cover, preventing access. With this thing installed on a double-layer plywood cabinetry wall, a metal plate backer behind it, and a good lock added, it would be more challenging to defeat. It could be done, but it would involve a lot of work and time for a thief (our original intent was securing the rifle for Safe Passage, but if we have to go to the trouble to create something, might as well make it robust).

I still have to sand and paint it, but here's what it looks like in raw form:

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by Interblog
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Soft locking rifle case?
Replies: 6
Views: 15906

Soft locking rifle case?

Can anyone recommend a rifle case which is small / slim, canvas or similar, and which has some kind of a locking mechanism on it? Analogous to a bank's bag in which they carry cash and lock the zipper.

I'm thinking in terms of Safe Passage (18 USC) where I'm intending to transport a Henry Big Boy across state lines and into Canada (I can get a 60-day rifle permit from the RCMP for Canada). I have a camper van with limited space, and I do not wish to get a big molded plastic case. My other option is to put a lock on the closet door where I store the thing.

Suggestions welcome. I haven't tried this before, and so I haven't figured out the best options.

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