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I live in an apartment. I get the heebie-jeebies thinking that one of my neighbors with theft on his mind might see me leave the apartment with my gun case and decide to do a little firearms shopping at my home.

Browning makes a line of gun cases that look like briefcases, but they are too short for the average scoped rifle. They are made for take-down shotguns. I also have looked at cases by Winchester and even some specialty manufacturers who make gun cases that don't look like gun cases, but some of these are overly expensive or are used for guns commonly enough that they don't disguise the contents like you might think. I had a black rectangular case that I swore would fool everyone into thinking it was a case for a musical instrument. I had used the case all of twice when a neighbor came up to me and said, "What kind of shotgun is that?!"

Can anybody suggest a manufacturer of rifle cases or specialty cases that will hold at least one scoped rifle and not look like a gun case?
 

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What about a used Fender guitar case? You would have to modify the inside and they might ask to see your guitar but it should fool them.
 

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Length? My scoped rifles are 42-46" inches.

It's interesting to note that Auto Ordnance actually makes a gun case shaped like a violin case for its line of Thompsons. If I remember right it's roomy enough on the inside to hold a standard length AK-47 with magazines.
 

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Cheap , simple ,effective.

Old beat up garage sale golf bag (emphasis on old beat up - there A-R-E golf club theives!).

To make the facade complete you should learn the terms "par" , "birdie" , and "bogie" , as well as wearing the most gaudy stripes , plaids , and checks outfit as well as a jaunty tam ! :thumbup1:
 

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Cheap , simple ,effective.

Old beat up garage sale golf bag (emphasis on old beat up - there A-R-E golf club theives!).

To make the facade complete you should learn the terms "par" , "birdie" , and "bogie" , as well as wearing the most gaudy stripes , plaids , and checks outfit as well as a jaunty tam ! :thumbup1:
But then you have to wear your pants up around your chest :scared:

BTW I just measured the wife's Fender case and it is 41" long (inside) so you were right it is too short.

What about a length of large diameter PVC with end caps and padding inside? This is an interesting problem and I'm sure someone on this bd will come up with a good solution.
 

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I have a friend that uses the boxes he gets from papa johns pizza (the long boxes their banner ads come in - not pizza boxes :D ). It will hold two AK's with room to spare for some padding (he wraps his AKs in a smallish blanket before putting them in the box). It might fool the neighbors as they wouldn't know what you have. Of course a mail label or ups label may make it look like you picked up a package.

Or one of the bass or cello cases (the older style bass not the electric bass) should be long enough - this is kind of along the lines of the fender guitar case idea mentioned already.
 

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I carry my SA M7 Carbine in a 38" duffel bag. In the bottom I've put two foam pillows to give the duffel bag "shape". My AK rests right on top and there's no way to tell that it's anything but a gym bag, especially since I carry my other gear in one of those three-dollar lidded Rubbermaid tubs you buy at Wally World.

This is what I'm looking for: to give the illusion that it's something else. I've heard of people carrying handguns in a case covered with stickers from radio stations and music stores so that someone thinks it's some kind of electronic equipment. Put a set of headphones in your breast pocket, and the illusion is complete.
 
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