Pistol Display Case

Six years ago, I set out to design the world’s finest museum quality pistol display case. As a classically trained furniture maker, I use old world techniques to handcraft each pistol display case to order!

No detail is overlooked and each pistol display case includes :

  • Your choice of hand selected timber
  • Handcarved legs
  • Glass top
  • Handcut cove molding on outside and inside of case
  • High quality SOSS concealed hinges your choice of polished stainless or polished brass
  • The world’s finest full mortise box lock in your choice of polished stainless or polished brass
  • Mortised escutcheon
  • Finely upholstered interior in your choice of felt, velvet or suede
  • Hand-rubbed oil and wax finish
  • Your choice of interior accompaniment (magazine well, challenge coin mortises, ammunition mortises or finely engraved plate).

From your Grandfather’s sentimentally priceless revolver to a $100,000 custom engraved 1911 pistol, my goal in designing this handcrafted pistol display case was for it to become a treasured keepsake.

To place a custom order, click the “My Store” link in the menu or “Contact Me” to start your custom project!

My latest work is a large walnut case with custom burl and ebonized walnut interior with brass hardware. This case is was handcrafted for a one of a kind Colt Python by Master Engraver Michael W. Dubber. I worked closely with Steve from Kentucky to ensure the case is a perfect match for his gorgeous revolver.

I wanted to share some customer photographs of an ebonized oak and fumed German Oak set custom made for an amazing WW2 collection. The wood selection compliments the vintage collection nicely!

I am very excited to share with you a sneak peak at my 75th Special Edition Double Pistol Display Case. I wanted to celebrate my 75th build with a very special timber.  This piece of Riftsawn African Zebrawood was acquired from my supplier in anticipation of this special build.  The timber was amazing to work and as you can has amazing tone and contrast.  I used black felt with a new technique that rolls over the edges of the pistol insert to add visual interest and protect the edges of the timber and the firearm.  Of course, I used the Elite full mortised hardware imported from Ireland.  The interior was cut for twin full sized 1911s. 

ABOUT THE MAKER

Robert Wolfkill is a professional furniture maker/designer handcrafting one of a kind pieces from his studio in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His work is designed and handcrafted using select hardwoods, veneers and “old world” joinery techniques. From design to milling to finishing, each piece is meticulously crafted with his own skilled hands.

Robert has exhibited work in shows and galleries in Palm Beach and his work can be found in custom homes along coastal South Florida. For over five years, he has handcrafted his double pistol display case for gun collectors across the United States and abroad.

Frequently Asked Questions – Answered

  • How will you customize a case for my gun? I use a state of the art memory foam to “cast” your pistol. I will mail you a foam block with instructions. It’s easy, quick and accurate!
  • How do I know if my gun and accompaniment will fit? The interior display area of my standard case is 12.625 Long” by 8.375″ Wide. If you need a larger display please select the “Double Pistol Display Case” from the menu to view my larger offering.
  • How much should I expect to pay for a custom display case? – My single pistol display case is $950, an incredible value for an expertly crafted heirloom piece made to order with the finest materials available. Each case requires approximately 30 hours to handcraft.
  • What is the wait time for my project? I just closed my May 2024 build sheet but contact me today to reserve your project for June of 2024.
  • What timber type do you recommend?– All of my timber is hand selected and of outstanding quality. I normally suggest a timber to compliment your pistol. If you need assistance, email me some photos and I will work with you to select the perfect timber for your project.
American walnut with figured walnut interior and green felt (Israeli Desert Eagle 50 AE)
American cherrywood with quartersawn jatoba and walnut interior and black velvet (Smith and Wesson .38 Special)
American walnut with figured walnut and black velvet interior (Jessie James 1911)
Ebonized oak with red velvet interior (Colt Gold Cup 1911)
Sapele mahogany with black and blue velvet interiors cut for Smith and Wesson 4506
Walnut with figured walnut and black velvet interior-Photograph by Morris Custom Pistols (Mark Morris Custom 1911)
Purple Heart Tribute Case in Ebonized Oak with Purple Felt Interior (cut for a 1911 Purple Heart Tribute)
American walnut with figured Walnut and green felt interior (Israeli Army issued Desert Eagle 50AE)
Ebonized oak with black velvet interior (Photography by Cheating Death Custom Guns Cheating Death Customs 1911)

American walnut with figured walnut interior (retired NYPD Officer’s 1911 and Challenge Coins

American walnut with figured walnut interior (Korth Revolver from Nighthawk Customs)
Ebonized oak with fumed German oak and black velvetiInterior (Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum)
Ebonized oak and black velvet interior (Nighthawk Custom 1911)
Walnut and burl walnut and black felt interior (Pit Viper – John Wick’s new weapon of choice)!
American Walnut with Burl Walnut and Black Velvet Interior (cut for a Colt US Army Single Action Revolver)
Ebonized Oak with Fumed Quatersawn European Oak and Black Velvet Interior (Colt 1911)
Salvaged Florida Mahogany with Black Velvet Interior (Engraved Colt 1911)
Ebonized Oak (US Army issued Colt 1911)
Eboinized Oak with Red Velvet Interior (US Army issued Colt 1911)
American Walnut with Figured Walnut and Black Velvet Interior (Jessie James Custom 1911)
Maple with Birdseye Maple and Velvet Interior (Desert Eagle Tiger Striped 50AE)
Maple with Birdseye Maple and Red Velvet Interior (Hollywood Police issued Smith and Wesson 4506)

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Handcrafted Pistols Display Customized for your pistol in Cherry with quarter sawn Jatoba interior

American Cherry is coveted by designers and furniture makers for its beautiful light brown color with red undertones. I use the highest quality cherry normally using rift-sawn pieces for the carcass of the case. The interior of your case will be constructed of gorgeous quarter sawn Jatoba veneer with velvet lacing around the outline of the pistol and matching padded velvet under the pistol.

Buy now from my store – Handmade to Order, please allow 4-6 weeks to ship. After checkout I will mail you a block of high tech memory foam to cast the outline of your pistol.

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Handcrafted Single Pistol Display Case customized for your pistol in Ebonized Oak with figured German Oak Interior. White oak is coveted by designers and furniture makers for its deep straight grain, strength and density. I use the highest quality white oak normally using rift-sawn pieces for the carcass of the case. Oak has a high tannin content which makes it a great choice for this technique. The technique relies on a solution which reacts with the tannins in the oak and permanently changes the tone to a glorious ebony with some deep undertones of brown and beige. This technique is far better than black stain, paint or tint because ebonization becomes a permanent part of the wood which then retains all its grain and character. The interior of your case will be constructed of figured fumed German Oak veneer with velvet lacing around the outline of the pistol and matching velvet padding under the pistol.

Buy now from my store – Handmade to Order, please allow 4-6 weeks to ship. After checkout I will mail you a block of high tech memory foam to cast the outline of your pistol.

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Handcrafted Single Pistol Display Case customized for your pistol in select walnut with figured walnut burl interior. I use old world techniques to craft each pistol display case to order. Sixteen tenons are used to construct the carcass of the case. No detail is overlooked including hand carved legs, chamfered edges, mortised glass top, cove molding, fully mortised concealed high quality SOSS hinges and the finest highly polished stainless steel locking mechanism imported from Ireland. The interior receives a mortise cut to the exact dimensions of your pistol(s) and trimmed in premium velvet. I finish the case with several coats of an oil-wax blend applied and buffed by hand.

Walnut is coveted by designers and furniture makers for it’s gorgeous medium brown tone with black grain. I use the highest quality walnut normally using rift-sawn pieces for the carcass of the case. The interior of your case will be constructed of highly figured walnut burl veneer with velvet lacing around the outline of the pistol and matching padded velvet padding under the pistol.

Buy now from my store – Handmade to Order, please allow 4-6 weeks to ship. After checkout I will mail you a block of high tech memory foam to cast the outline of your pistol.

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 If you follow my work you know my Pistol Display Case is rarely in stock. They are made to order and wait time is normally several weeks depending on order volume. This case was made with my last batch of orders and is available for immediate delivery. 

Handcrafted Single Pistol Display Case for a full sized 1911 Government Model in select golden ash with green interior. I use old world techniques to craft each pistol display case to order. Sixteen tenons are used to construct the carcass of the case. No detail is overlooked including hand carved legs, chamfered edges, mortised glass top, cove molding, fully mortised concealed high quality SOSS hinges and the finest highly polished stainless steel locking mechanism imported from Ireland. The interior receives a mortise cut to the exact dimensions of your pistol(s) and trimmed in premium velvet. I finish the case with several coats of an oil-wax blend applied and buffed by hand.Oak is probably my most requested finish.  Ash is coveted by designers and furniture makers for it’s gorgeous light brown tone and strength . I used the highest quality ash normally using rift-sawn pieces for the carcass of the case. The interior of this case is constructed of select ash with hunter green felt around the outline of the pistol and matching padded felt padding under the pistol. I chose brass hardware to compliment the tone of the wood. The hardware is the finest available, imported from Ireland and made in small batches.

Connect with me to place a custom order or for questions about your custom project!

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