Cheap Wall Shotgun Mount

This was a super simple DIY/hack for a horizontal wall shotgun/rifle mount. Lest you forget this website is called stilettos and shotguns.

I spent most of Saturday working on the online hunter safety course in preparation for the field exam so I can get my first hunting license.  Last year Geoff gave me my very own Remington 870 Express Super Mag and it’s been sitting around waiting for me to follow through on getting my hunting license.  To be honest I’m also kind of nervous because the gun is just uncomfortably heavy.  I’m afraid I’ll be dragging it home by the shoulder strap.

I’d been storing my rifle in the corner of the bedroom next to my nightstand for years.  It’s locked and I kind of have a thing about not hiding guns away.  They are a real thing and making them mysterious means that the conversations that should probably be had among people may not be occurring.  Isn’t that true about anything?

I looked for a wall mount of some sort but the only things that come up are U-G-L-Y or very lodge-y.  I’m not really a lodge-y type gal.  So today I decided to make a quick run to the hardware store to try out a suggestion I’d found in the bowels of the internet.  And $20 later I had simple brushed nickel brackets for my guns.

The secret?  Handrail Brackets! Or Bannister brackets as I call them.  Perfect!  There’s an untapped market out there for modern, stylish but rural functional products.  Someone get on it!

A couple notes/tricks… my trigger locks protrude quite a bit which means the guns couldn’t lie flat against the wall which is the most secure position with the brackets.  You’ll notice the .22LR does not have a lock on it in the photo.  I have to get a new trigger lock for it.  The Remington came with a cheap looking, but flush trigger lock so it works fine.  Also, the .22LR being bolt action means it *had* to face the direction it is in order for it to lie flat because of the bolt handle sticking out.

2 Responses

  1. Jon
    Jon 9 October, 2013 at 8:01 pm | | Reply

    Yep, single-break 20ga does the job for me, way easier to hump around than my wingmaster 870. Oh, nice rack, too. 😉

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