This type of gun case was loosely named after the Meerschaum style pipe cases which were very form fitting. Even back then this type of gun case was not very common. The interior and exterior of the case is all hand shaped to form fit your gun. It is then lined with velveteen while the exterior is covered in premium leather. Solid brass hinges with either a hook or magnetic latch are available. This case is also made for other size pistols.