I used to work for the TSA, so here is a little advise... Always declare
any firearms that are in your checked baggage; make sure you get the
appropriate tags/labels and make sure that whatever case you have it in has
a lock. Muskets are "oversized" for the CTX (baggage) scanners and will
likely need to be hand checked you'll want to stick around for this; you
usually won't be able to touch the case but can advise the inspectors, TSA
personnel will if possible avoid contact with the weapon but may have to
nudge it slightly to complete the inspection. Do not bring black powder and
don't have any weapons of any type in your carry-on bags.
I've seen some plastic hard cases for Skis which with modification could
probably hold a musket they are a two-piece hard case where the ends slide
together they have handles and most have wheels that allow you to wheel it
around, I havent actually tested them out, but this is the time of the year
you could likely get a good deal on one.
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Derek A. Wagener
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>From: "izzy" <redbaronx71@...>
>Subject: [Revlist] Re: Hard cases for muskets
>Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 02:31:45 -0000
>--- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "travis sirrine" <madredcoat@...> wrote:
> > Izzy,
> > If you are looking for something custom well made and period
> > th Trunk Shoppe a call. I know they have a web site so you can get
> > of the craftsmanship.
> > Travis
>they are gorgeous cases, but i just need something that will protect
>my musket in an airplane storage bay... a case as beautiful as what
>they make... i'd be afraid to let TSA get their hands on it...
>the PVC pipe case idea will work. six inch diameter with the lock
>off, eight with the lock on. i'll have to go to a plumbing supply
>store for anything of those diameters though; The Home Despot only
>carries up to 4". the downside of the 8" diameter pipe is that the
>caps that fit are $50 each and the pipe itself is around $20 bringing
>the cost of a home made case near the price of the $200 Cabelas case...
>I guess I will for now be grateful that I do not need to fly with my
>musket any time soon and I shall just save up for the cabela's case...
>4th Mass. Regt.