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Antique holster treatment

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by 76shuvlinoff, Jul 13, 2012.

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  1. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Member

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    Folks,
    I recently found and purchased a soft shell 1944 cxb holster for my Dad's bring-back P38. It has wear and some cracking but no rips and appears to be in decent shape for it's age. It is brown and there are not a ton of brown ones out there.

    What should and shouldn't I do to preserve the leather? I know not to store the pistol in it but what should I treat a 68 year old holster with?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. Leatherman-Cowboy

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    Use neutral Kiwi polish.The polish will penetrate the leather and also make it easy to shine up.
    Thank you,
    Henry
     
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    Do nothing. Leave it alone.
     
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    You better do something or the cracking is only going to get worse until it self distructs.

    I use Kiwi Camp Dry Leather Lotion on all my old leather.

    And follow that with the Kiwi neutral paste shoe wax.

    rc
     
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