Motorcycle rifle scabbards?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Velocibiker, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. green08

    green08 GreenKLR08

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    I have been fighting problem of security and protection Versus scabbard idea. I have figured ways to carry a AR15,10/22 and 12ga. They all required to be in pieces, once you have gotten to your hunting spot( varmits in my case) you have to take your gun apart.
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  2. autolycos

    autolycos True vulgarian

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    You can get a cable lock, or something that goes through the action of the rifle/shotgun that might deter thieves.
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  3. Naegling

    Naegling Fireman/Ambulance Jockey

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    Wow, thanks for bringing back that memory! My Dad had the exact same setup (without the hard bags) my whole life growing up... Good times.
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  4. greatnortoni

    greatnortoni Been here awhile

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    Many years ago a friend of mine used a Kolpin attached to the front of his KLR600 (yes they were 600's before they were 650's) for a trip to Alaska, I think he hauled a shotgun for protection!!!! from what I dunno.
    I see you have several reply's about the Kolpin, For what it's worth.
    Greatnortoni:rilla
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  5. green08

    green08 GreenKLR08

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    scabbard idea is good, i just don't like the fact I have to advertise. I want to ride and hunt varmits out in the high plains here in oregon. A motorcycle is the most efficent way to do it( considering summer gas prices). I wish the pic offered earily in the thread worked I'm intrested in how it looks and fits on the bike.
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  6. bush pilot

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  7. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    I found that when I ratchet-strapped my .22LR case to my backrest, cars gave me a much wider birth.:evil

    Mind you I'm now looking at ATV stuff to mount it more or less vertically, so its not so wide.
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  8. War Hammer

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    There is always this option.
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    I'll bet he doesn't get a lot of tailgaters!
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  9. roadrod

    roadrod n00b

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    I LIKE this latest option.

    I used about the same setup as was on the Trail90 years ago on my Honda65, saddle scabbard with a leveer action Winchester.
    Wish I still had both of 'em. And I didn't get tailgated then like I do now even though the bikes ( and I ) are both much larger.
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  10. Twinsteel

    Twinsteel Been here awhile

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  11. War Hammer

    War Hammer Evil Monkey

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    That was actually a suggestion that I had in mind. Look into getting a folding or collapsible rifle in whatever caliber will work for your needs. My AK-47 with a folding stock fits very nicely in a tennis racket bag. Not only is it easy to carry, but it doesn't telegraph to everyone that it's a rifle and you should try to steal it. I can carry it off or on the bike with our drawing attention, so I don't have to try to figure a way to secure it when I walk into a gas station to buy a Coke.
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  12. Paradox Pete

    Paradox Pete Adventurer

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    Some solutions arrived at the hard way...:D
    Horses or bikes, pretty much the same....Vertical carry, or butt fwd. carry is going to be regrtetted sooner or later.
    Diagonal, muzzle fwd. and low, under your ankle if possible and butt level with underside of rear rack works.
    THe shorter the rifle/shotgun the more conveniant to carry.
    A 16" barrled NEF rifle is about the most conveniant rifle you can get for a scabbard carry other than than an even smaller frame similar length rifle. (Uberti "Baby" rolling block in .22 rimfire or .357 cut-down to 16" and with hte buttstock skeletonized is no heavier than a walkign stick...Sweet! :-)

    Shotguns must have 18" barrel in the U.S. and rifles 16".
    Canada requires longer by 2" barrels on both.
    Shotgun wiht under 20 to 22" barrel will have alot of muzzle flash.
    Bolt actions are longer by nature of their longer recieviers than single shots or shorter pistol cal. lever actions.

    If you are willing to limit yourself to a SHORT rifle/shotgun , and a singleshot or SxS or O/U double barrel, you are going to be able find more choices on where to mount.

    Another option is folding stocks like my BUtler Creek folder that has my Lothar Walther barreled 16" fluted HB 10-22 bedded into it with an added screw thru the forend into the barrel.
    With stock folded and slung diagonally across my back it has surivived a couple wrecks w/O a ding. (Less than can be said for the rider....:lol3)
    This is a comfortable "carry" and you could have a short zip-case over the weapon to keep dust out and so as to NOT scare the hoplophobes to where they sic the law on you for "intimidation".
    Just DON'T carry with loaded magazine in the weapon unless your state specifically allows it.
    A concealed carry permit is ONLY for a PISTOL in most states.

    I have quiet exhausts on my machines, and a legally registered suppressor to mount on my 10-22.
    (People don't make complaints about what they DON'T hear.)

    Paradox Pete
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  13. Observer762

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    I have been looking for a real rack to mount a 10.5" AR to my KLR650 (legal in my state). I haven't had much luck finding one. If I could find a locking M4 rack, I could mod it to go on the KLR. Any ideas?
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  14. Mac

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  15. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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  16. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Here's how I did it. The Kolpin is mounted to the Gobi rack in two places, and is very secure.

    [​IMG]


    1911fan
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  17. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    Not bad, not bad. I'd just like to have a simple rack on the back, not a big case/tube hooya.

    Sumping a little like this:

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  18. VT-OregonTransplant

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    I would check out this website.
    seems like you could convert some of there holsters to fit on the front fork of a bike.
    i have a 3030 Henry lever action i am gonna put on my DR650...

    https://oldtradingpost.com/old-west-store/

    Good luck with your gun rights everyone!:deal
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  19. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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    Here's a picture of my DR with a Kolpin rifle case bolted on the side. Used the rear footpeg bolts and grab rail bolt to mount the thing.

    [​IMG]

    It's been on lots of long trips over several years.

    Dave
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