The team at Carl Russell and Co appreciate that our customers expect the best, and our bespoke leather goods are made with passion along with exceptional attention to detail by master craftsmen. All of our leather items are hand-crafted by a family owned and run business, with over 65 years’ experience in the trade. Offering bespoke cases, gun covers and cartridge bags that ensure protection coupled with quintessential English elegance and style. We also offer stylish and hardwearing holdalls and weekend bags by the same master craftsmen.
Best Oak & Leather Cases
Our Best Oak & Leather cases are still made in the traditional way with a carcass made from solid oak which is then polished and cased in best bridle leather. Internally the case is fitted exactly to the gun/s with compartments for the accessories and then lined with baize. Adorned with brass fittings, protective corners and finally two outer straps our Best Oak & Leather cases are the ultimate way to show off the case-makers skill and craftsmanship. Best Oak & Leather cases can be made for single guns or pairs and are available in all calibres and are suitable for both side-by-side and over-and-under shotguns.
Oak and leather case in dark Havana with green baize.
Lightweight Gun Cases
Based on the ‘VC’ (very compact) case these cases are of lightweight construction with bridle leather and built to the same standards of quality and craftsmanship as our Oak & Leather cases. Made as compact as possible these cases are a ideal for the well travelled gun. Our ‘Lightweight’ cases can be made for single guns or pairs and are available in all calibres and are suitable for both side-by-side and over-and-under shotguns.
Lightweight gun case in dark Havana.
Of similar construction to our ‘Lightweight’ cases Motor Cases are hand made to the very best specification to ensure the safe storage of your shotguns. Made from the finest bridle leather and lined with baize. Motor Cases are the most compact way of transporting a pair of guns in a best quality leather case. Our Motor Cases can be made for single guns or pairs and are available in all calibres and are suitable for both side-by-side and over-and-under shotguns.
Motor case in dark Havana with red baize.
Canvas Outer Cover
Available in red or green canvas and are made to protect the leather during transit and use. These can be made for a new case or any case you may already own.
Canvas outer cover in olive green with dark Havana trim.
These hand made traditional leather gun covers are the ultimate protection for your sporting gun. A best quality sheepskin lined hide leather gun cover with full length zip, stock envelope, and reinforced ridged drum head top to protect the gun muzzle, hanging loop, zip tab and adjustable leather shoulder strap. This is a reliable cover that is built to last years through the many rigours experienced in the shooting field. Available in various colours of leather and can be made to match a cartridge bag. All gun covers can be personalized with the client’s initials embossed on the leather tablet, more details on embossing below.
Gun slip in dark brown leather, fully lined, with adjustable leather shoulder strap.
Our handmade leather cartridge bags are made from robust bridle hide leather designed to cope with the rigours of the shooting field. All cartridge bags are hand stitched with brass fixings. Made of cow hide leather fully lined and of Payne Galway style with rapid load hinged flap, soft canvas and leather adjustable shoulder strap, brass hinged reinforcing strap taking the weight of the bag and a concave back for comfort. This bag can also be personally embossed with the client’s initials on the leather tablet, more details on embossing below.
Cartridge bag in dark Havana leather.
A cartridge magazine is a traditional method of storing cartridges between shoots. Our proportioned magazines can be made to hold 50 to 300 hundred cartridges. Made in the same was as our Best Oak & Leather cases the carcass is made from oak and is cased in bridle leather with brass fittings, including a lock and key. Protective corners and hand cut and polished with leather tongues make cartridge removal easy.
Cartridge magazine in tan leather with green baize.
Left; boot bag in red canvas. Middle; holdall in green canvas with leather trim. Right; holdall in green canvas with tan leather.
Our range of travel bags deliver the striking combination of luxury, style and durability found in all our leather goods.
Cleaning kit cases, tool rolls and jag, mop & brush pouches are just a few of the Best accessories our made by our casemaker. If, however you have a particular requirement that is not listed please do contact us.
Cleaning kit in tan leather with red baize.
Even the most robust materials inevitably succumb to the ravages of time and use. Refurbishing is a service that we offer to breathe new life into your well-loved case. This can be anything form a new handle through to a full strip down and restoration or to cater for a gun alteration. It is good to remember that the case can be as old as the gun, so may need to have some maintenance in order to keep it in good condition. You can find an example of a case refurbishment at the bottom of this page and also you will find more information about our case refurbishment on our blog.
Give that personal touch to your case or cartridge bag with our embossing service. Adding initials makes your leather good instantly recognizable and unique to you.
Cases for Sale
We carry a good stock of new and vintage cases please view our cases for sale in our online store. If we do not have anything suitable please do contact us with your requirements as our stock changes frequently. If you would like more information on any of our bespoke leather products please do not hesitate to contact us.