Rifle scabbards

Discussion in 'Holsters and Cases' started by Tommycourt, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    I have some old rifle scabbards that I have had for years and have no idea if they are worth anything. I can't find any markings on them except for 1 of them which says "Wilkenson" on it. The other looks as if it may have been a military issue however no markings on it. I saw one on E-Bay that looked very similar and then there is one, that seems to have been for a scoped rifle. If anyone has any idea of what I should ask for them, or their value, please let me know. I also have a CutCo knife in the original sheath, Model 1765, which is in very good shape and I believe it is from the early 60's.

    Tommy
     

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  2. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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    I don't know what they are worth but they are very cool! I've always had a scabbard on my saddles. Very handy to have.
    Are they oiled up or dry?
     

  3. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    Double R,

    These scabbards need to be worked over with linseed oil. They have been sitting in my shed for a long time and although dry they can be brought back to life with some TLC and a LOT of linseed oil. I have nor the patience or ambition to bring them back to life although I do believe they can be an asset to someone who enjoys leather. Only leather I ever cared for was my "jump" boots when I was in the army. One of them (look closely) you can see a small coil spring that runs vertical with the scabbard. It is very small and no attachment ring or accessory for it. I have no idea of why you would need one. It will take someone a lot smarter than me to figure that out. So that means everyone on RT should have a good idea.

    Tommy