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Post by Slamfire on 12/3/2020, 6:11 pm

Recently acquired this box from a Gentleman who had shot Bullseye Pistol in the early 1960's. He could not remember the maker, and the only possible identifying mark is the bullseye on the handle, which could be a coincidental manufacturer's mark.

The material is brown vinyl with wood. Any ideas?

Also, looking for a Gil Hebard Adjustable Scope Mount to put on the box.

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Post by SingleActionAndrew on 12/3/2020, 6:16 pm

Whoever owns that box certainly deserves the capital G you put on Gentleman. Please PM me if it's for sale.

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Post by Slamfire on 12/3/2020, 6:20 pm

SingleActionAndrew wrote:Whoever owns that box certainly deserves the capital G you put on Gentleman.  Please PM me if it's for sale.

Maybe later, but I wanted it so I could have a light box for practice. My current box is a big metal box and it weighs a ton.

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Post by troystaten on 12/3/2020, 6:28 pm

Nice looking pistol box.

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Post by CR10X on 12/4/2020, 6:55 am

If the keys for that box are stamped with a number or name, could you please post it on the list?

Thank you.

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Post by cdrt on 12/4/2020, 8:52 am

I was thinking it might be a Reiver gun box, that Gil Hebard showed in some of his catalogs from the 1960s, but the drawer does not look right.
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Post by jjfitch on 12/4/2020, 10:36 am

I have seen quite a few boxes of similar design and quality built by their owners. 

I recall seeing plans in old magazines and books on shooting sports with plans that look similar.

It just might be a "custom" made B/E shooter's range box!

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Post by Sa-tevp on 12/4/2020, 5:40 pm

I like the revolver slot in the tray. Let's see... 22, 45, Service Pistol, Revolver. Room for all.

I went to rvlvrlvr's idea of no fingers and using rugs even if my sticker=fu isn't up to his level. https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t5109-how-do-you-use-your-pachmayr-type-gun-cases#38752

Nice box though. What does the bolt in the middle of the lid/door do?
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Post by Allen Barnett on 12/4/2020, 6:58 pm

It is very similar in design to an OLD Texan that my Dad had when he shot in the 50's for the AMU.  But it did have a medalion that in fact said it was a Texan on the front about where the scope mounting bolt is on this box.  I have never seen another that was like his.

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Post by Wobbley on 12/4/2020, 8:18 pm

Wasn’t there a builder of pistol boxes in Texas in the 1960s that was way down on the border?  They weren’t very deluxe as I recall and TBH I don’t remember seeing one.
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Post by Allen Barnett on 12/4/2020, 9:00 pm

I lived in San Antonio until spring of 1964 when we moved to Missouri. Dad quit shooting in late 1959 upon retirement from the Army.  I have family pictures of him with his AMU pistols in his box before his retirement.  I inherited his box and am sad to say it is long gone.

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Post by Slamfire on 12/5/2020, 2:24 pm

CR10X wrote:If the keys for that box are stamped with a number or name, could you please post it on the list?

Thank you.

CR

The keys have the same name as the hasp. I would say the hasp manufacturer was not the box manufacturer.

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as another poster here figured out, the screw on the lid was for the spotting scope.

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Post by james r chapman on 12/5/2020, 2:37 pm

But, others are looking for keys for like appearing latches
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Post by Slamfire on 12/5/2020, 5:30 pm

CR10X wrote:If the keys for that box are stamped with a number or name, could you please post it on the list?

Thank you.

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Post by CR10X on 12/6/2020, 7:43 am

Thanks.  The 6K11 and 151 keys are most common.  I'm still looking for an oddball one that fits a short (low rise), side opening Gun-Ho with a full slide out tray that covers the entire bottom of the case.  

As mentioned above there was a manufactured (Texan) that made cases that looked like this one. And the 6K11 keys are generally on the 50's / 60's vintage boxes; with the 151 keys being more on later boxes.

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Post by Slamfire on 12/7/2020, 6:07 pm

I looked at what was on ebay, and this "General Luggage" box from Worcester MA has a lot of similarities.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Gun-Shooting-Range-box/333815960665?hash=item4db8fb5459:g:gd8AAOSwleBfupTU

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Post by dolson on 12/11/2020, 6:27 pm

Maybe Ziegle engineering. I have a 4 pistol aluminum box with a scope mounted that looks like that. I am done shooting bullseye so I’m going to start selling all my equipment. Pistol, case, Bullets, etc. I have no idea the worth.

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Post by willnewton on 12/11/2020, 6:42 pm

Slamfire wrote:I looked at what was on ebay, and this "General Luggage" box from Worcester MA has a lot of similarities.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Gun-Shooting-Range-box/333815960665?hash=item4db8fb5459:g:gd8AAOSwleBfupTU

I have one of these.  Nice light box, but not ideal for scoped pistols.  I actually used mine to carry everything EXCEPT the pistols!

Similar, but there are differences in hasp locations, gun rack system, interior covering, and the shelf looks even higher, and the General box I have does not have the dividing bar on the bottom.  It could have been redone or a different generation.  I will have to go check hardware and see if it is Excelsior.
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Post by GrumpyOldMan on 12/11/2020, 11:25 pm

Not directly answered: the bolt is to take the spotting scope.

Excelsior is the lock hardware maker. They are long-gone.

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Post by Slamfire on 12/12/2020, 8:06 pm

GrumpyOldMan wrote:Not directly answered: the bolt is to take the spotting scope.

Excelsior is the lock hardware maker. They are long-gone.

The bolt location is in a very inconvenient location, so I am looking for a gil hebard scope mount. I don't know how long the original scope, but anything I have would require me to break my position to look through the eyepiece.

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Post by dannyl on 12/13/2020, 12:08 pm

looks like pachmayer

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