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the west was won. Hard road warriors who fought deadly duels for a living.
Hired mercenaries, desparados, gamblers, loners. This case is tooled like a
fine holster. Made with 10 ounce vegetable tanned leather and deeply engraved
this case isn't for people who like things lightweight. The pictures don't do
this case justice.
The carving has
to be felt to be appreciated. Using leather
this thick it's more of a sculpture than a
tooled piece. The texture is unbelievable. The
sewing machine we used to sew it weighs more
than my pool table. The needle was ultra scary.
You can rope a cow with the thread...... ok
well that's exagerating but you get the point.
The case is a 2x4
for 2 butts and 4 shafts. It is a fully lined
tube case with all the protective features that
come with the tube cases I build. Moisture
resistant super soft liner that won't wear out,
foam rubber to protect against impact,
industrial strength rivets at the stress points,
a heavy duty closure, and spring loaded
cavities. The leather is treated to resist
soiling and liquids. It is signed "John Barton
12-2007 1 of 1"
This case is for
Please contact me at
to inquire about it or one like it. The
price is $1200 and includes insured shipping to
any place on Earth that a truck can get to.
Whether you are interested in purchasing this
case or just like to browse fine work I thank
you for visiting and spending some time with us.
Check out the texture of the basketweave.
These flowers jump off the case.
Look at the thickness of this leather.
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This interior is the nuts,
to use a pool term for those who don't know. That means it's the best.
Why? Well it protects from impact, some temperature change, abrasion, and
accidental removal. The parts are kept seperate and secure. There are
those that say "protection isn't
everything". I personally wonder what they would say if their $2000
cue accidentally fell out of their beautiful, but not overly protective,
case and got damaged? Of course everyone thinks it will never happen but
life has a funny way of making things happen that never should. So when I
build cases I try to plan for most eventualities and keeping the cue snug
and secure until willfully removed is one of the things I can do. I could
tell you a lot of stories about how folks had unusual things happen to their
cases, cases I built, and the cues came out unscathed. Email me sometime
and I will tell you some.
Some other casemakers even don't really care too much about it. I guess I
could be compared to the cuemaker who is always trying to improve the "hit"
of the cues as opposed to one who doesn't care too much about the hit and
focuses on the look of the cue.
With that in mind you can be sure that no matter what surface decoration
goes on a JB Case it's sittiing on top of the best protection in tube-style
cue cases that exists today.
I know most of you all are into the looks first - hey we are all into our
image. This website celebrates the highest art in case decoration -
handtooling. I understand that looks are very important. I just want you
to know that you don't need to worry about what's under the hood. It's
taken care of. :-)
And that is the end of the pictures for the Gunslinger case. Thank you for
- John Barton