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    Restoring old holsters

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    Dave: That's a great article. I'm kicking my self that I didn't look for some boxes of old leather holsters. What a brilliant idea! With a little work and creativity, I could perhaps support my gun habit.

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    Thanks Dave .. now I know what to look for in the dust bin, and how to fix it!
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    How would you get the musty smell out them?
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    I do the same thing.Only I use saddle soap and mink oil.If the leathers dried up pretty bad I use a little neats foot oil.

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    You're absolutely correct Dave......one can get some great buys on used leather........with a little clean-up creativity, commercial leather products and elbow grease, a nice looking rig can emerge.

    Thanks for giving us all something to think about besides metal.

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    It would be great if they offered the dye in brown or tan or cordrova.

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    You might try the Springfield Leather Company or Tandy Leather. I believe both firms carry Fiebings Products and they did have die in brown, tan and perhaps cordovan. Springfield does a good job of shipping promptly.

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    Great article...thanks for the link.
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    If you want to avoid redieing an old holster, try Pecard Antique Leather Dressing. It is used by museums to preserve and restore antique leather.


 

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