Rated 4 out of 5 by JiminHouston Well made, sturdy, affordable and attractive
I recently purchased a side by side with a nice hard sided leather and canvas case, much too nice to take into the field. I looked around at several places for takedown cases. The LL Bean case wins hands down on quality of construction and features, including the leather trim and the buckle closure on the outer pocket (a nearly identical but more expensive case has only a Velcro closure). I also like the fact that the heavy duty zipper has a cloth cover, where it extends inside the case, so that it won't come into contact with the stock in the case.
Although my shotgun barrel is exactly 28" end to end, I chose the 34"case, since there were several comments that anything even slightly longer than 28" might have trouble getting into the 28" case.. I would have ordered a 30" had it been available, but the 34" case is not excessively long. The external pocket is very shallow; I can get a set of chokes in a soft case and a choke wrench in it, but nothing else. Also, there is no handle to carry the case, only the shoulder strap. There is a center ring on the case, but due to the size of the clasp on the shoulder strap, it can't be threaded through it. One other case (did I mention it was more expensive and not as well made) does have this feature.
Anyway, I am very satisfied with this case. It is the equal in the quality of construction of another "upmarket" case that I have for my other shotgun, and it actually looks better.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pilot2 Maine Guide Waxed Canvas Takedown Case is AAA
You can buy a less expensive take-down case, but the quality of this case will be remembered long after the price is forgotten. The design, materials, workmanship are top-notch. This is a case you will be proud to own.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PogCarr Good price / Excellent Quality
I bought one of LL Beans takedown waxed canvas shotgun cases a few years ago for one of my guns. It has been an excellent case. Ruggen, weatherproof and durable. When I needed another case for a new gun I looked around at all the online discount suppliers and could not find a better deal on as high quality a case. Even though I looked elsewhere for something as good or better, I came back to LL Bean for this excellent product!
Please do note that the length given for the case is THE ABSOLUTE LIMIT of how long the barrel can be and still manage to zip the case. Select accordingly. Might be nice if they offered one intermediary length as well.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedDogGunner Great-Grandpa's Shotgun
The Case is great Quality? just a tad short? if you have 28" Barrels you must order the 34" Case? This caught me off guard.
This 100+ year old shotgun has always been stored Broken-down in a Leg O' Mutton Case. The Original Leather Boot was worn and broken down? but I felt a tinge of nostalgia as I first slid the Shotgun into an L.L.Bean Case? Great Features for the continued use and protection of this fine old piece.
January 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by beanienutter Big disappointment
I bought this case to fit a fixed choke 28" barrel. The case is too short and the zipper does not close. The barrel is exactly 28".
January 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by beanienut Waxed Takedown Shorgun Case
I wouldn't recommend this case if you have a 28" barrel. My gun is a standard barrel with fixed chokes. The barrel doesn't fit in the case ~ Cannot zipper it!
December 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by matt2487 Better than expected
Used this case for the first time and am very pleased with it. The barrels on my CZ are 28 inches so I ordered the 30 inch case, just to have some extra room. It holds the barrels, stock and forend very nicely.
The side pocket is awfully tight for choke tubes or shells. That's the reason for the 4 out of 5 stars. I did not use it for that reason, I put my license and extra money in it.
I am very happy with this case and am glad I bought it.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daleeman Needs a bigger pouch
Nice product. I have two mater-o-fact, one of the small ones for the take down 410, one big one for the 12 guage.
Size matters, if you have a 28" shotgun, get the bigger size, it will not zip closed.
The pouch is too small I think. You can get very little into it. also it could use a hand cary handle. all these things others have suggested too.
Guess the best think I can share it I like it enough to own two of them.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Subtle elegance
The high-quality, rock-solid Waxed Canvas Takedown Case has a subtle elegance befitting the expensive shotguns which it safely carries without shouting "Here comes Mr. Name Brand!".
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fourchonman 34" Takedown Case
Excellent quality case. Perfect fit for my Citori
October 16, 2013