Picked these up at a local shop over the weekend. Not a clue what they might be to, what country, vintage or even if they are military. Only real reason I believe them to be military is that I did find them as a pair and also they have a very strong petrolium odor, neither is something I would expect from a private gun owner.
They are made of canvase and trimmed in leather. The canvas carrying strap is strudy as is the hardware and leather tabs. No buttons or zippes, only the leather buckle closure. The length is roughly 25 inches from the top opening (not the top of the open flap) to the base of the carrier. The mought of the carrier is roughly 7 inches wide, when laying flat. The leather base is roughly 2 inches in diameter.
The last two photos are of the only marks on these gun carriers, both have identical marking. The top, larger triangle appears to have the number “7” on top and an “R” and a “Z” under it. The bottom triangle is too small to read the marking however, it is possible that the top marking in the triangle is either the number “10” or possibly the number “40”. Also, on the leather piece that hold the carrying strap, on only one of the cases, you can see the number “49” double stamped into the leather. I failed to take a photo of this while I had the camera out.
Any thoughts/ideas what these are?
Thanks in advance,
Russ & Son