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 under shotguns.
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 under shotguns.
LIGHTWEIGHT GUN CASES
Based on the ‘VC’ (very compact) case these cases are of lightweight construction with either bridle leather or canvas covering and built to the same standards of quality and craftsmanship as our Oak & Leather cases. Made as compact as possible, these cases are an ideal for the well travelled gun. Our ‘Lightweight’ cases can be made for single guns or pairs, rifles or shotguns be it single barrel, side by side or over under and are available in all calibres.
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 and can be supplied with or without straps.
SLIPS & CARTRIDGE BAGS
Our handmade slips & cartridge bags are made from robust bridle hide leather designed to cope with the rigours of the shooting field. All slips & cartridge bags are hand stitched with brass fixings, YKK zips, embossing tab & adjustable straps. 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. These bags can be personalised with embossing the leather tablet with the client’s initials.
BOOT BAGS & HOLDALLS
Our range of travel bags deliver the striking combination of luxury, style and durability found in all our leather goods. Our durable boot bags & holdalls can be made to order to fit the dimensions you require whether you need a bag to suit your hunting boots or your waterproof wellies. We can have a holdall to suit the space you have available in the boot of your car for that weekend trip away, all crafted from fully lined cow hide leather or hard wearing canvas with top quality YKK zips with optional embossing tabs to feature your initials.
CARTRIDGE MAGAZINES & CLEANING CASES
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 way 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. Our cartridge magazines can also be made in the construction as the lightweight cases.
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.
REPAIRS, ALTERATIONS & STAMPING
Give that personal touch to your case or cartridge bag with our embossing service – adding initials makes your leather goods instantly recognisable and unique to you.
In need of a repair? Bring your case, slip or cartridge bag in store and we can assess what can be done to renovate your goods whether it is a zip that has broken or handle that has completely been removed.
If you have got a case that you would like altered to fit a new gun we can assess whether the case in question is suitable to fit the new gun and what alterations would need to be carried out.
CASES FOR SALE
View our cases for sale
We carry a good stock of new and vintage cases – please view our cases for sale in our online store above. 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.