FSA produces the finest gunslips available anywhere in the world. They are made in house by a specialist worker who has used the same materials and patterns for over 40 years.
Our gunslips and cartridge bags will last two generations and as such are the cheapest available. These slips are beautifully made from the best quality leathers, YKK zips, rot proof thread and the best bridle hides, which when combined with a real Australian sheepskin Shearling lining then this shows English craftsmanship at its very best. Please see feedback on our slips.
When choosing a gunslip many people spend time looking at the quality, colour and general make up of the slip but we always draw attention to the inside; this is the most important feature as the shearling lining provides the very best protection for the gun inside. The gun may be valuable in terms of pounds sterling or valuable in history, affinity or potential, but the protection afforded to the gun by 3/4″ clipped sheepskin cannot be overstated.
Many slips are sold as sheepskin lined but they are in fact lined with an acrylic material, the slip may look satisfactory but the pile is short and acrylic fur goes flat quickly.
We re-zip ( and lengthen ) many slips and the majority are lined with imitation sheepskin which by the time the zip goes has gone flat and has the feel of rough carpet. Acrylic sheepskin is a very poor substitute for our best quality sheepskin which is dyed dark brown (the slip will last two lifetimes and white sheepskin will be dirty after a few seasons of heavy use). As a check, a slip with a genuine sheepskin lining will have a visible join: if no join is visible then the lining is an acrylic material and has been used to save money. There isn’t a sheep alive ( ?) that has a fleece big enough to line a 30″ gunslip in one piece!
We also stock some Exotic Skin Gunslip should these be off interest.
Pigskin Gunslips are available in Dark Havana Only.
Cowhide Gunslips can be made in a many colours and textures, please contact us to discuss.