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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by TheRodDoc, Nov 15, 2010.

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  1. TheRodDoc

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    I got out my holster for my 51 and see that anything that was flat is now curling up some. all leather is .165" thick with lining every where. the lining is about 1/16" thick with shinny side out.
    I think the lining has shrunk which probably is the cause of the curling.

    how would one go about getting the lining larger again? Or maybe should say softened back up.

    I tried some stuff that is made for my leather Harley seat but it doesn't seen to ever soak into the lining like it does on my seat. No matter how many times i apply it.

    don't know what brand it is. bought in 1971 at time I bought the 1851 colt. my other holsters bought at same time for my SAA colts are both Bianchi brand. but they both have the name stamped on them and numbers. this one has no name anywhere.
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  2. GeoffC

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    just a shot in the dark, but how about soaking it in minksfoot oil....maybe linseed oil, but id go with the minksfoot oil.

    When I use to skin and tan snake skins, if one would ever go hard and crispy on me, I'd use the minksfoot oil and it'd go back to full size and soft.
     
  3. TheRodDoc

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    thanks. I will try the minksfoot oil. where does one get it? have never seen it anywhere.
     
  4. GeoffC

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    I'm guessing either Wallmart, or a boot/leather store of some kind.... look near the shoes and boots or somthing.
     
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    make sure to not get it so saturated though that ya end up with an oily Navy revolver everytime ya draw it.... Just thought about that... Shouldnt be a problem as long as u dont go to ape **** with the oil...
     
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    ok. thanks again.
     
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    Minkfoots Oil?? Are you sure you don't mean Neatsfoot Oil?

    Neatsfoot Oil is carried by most major retailers and sporting goods shops.

    Mink Oil is sold by Track of the Wolf as a patch lube, maybe that's what he meant.
     
  8. redbeardsong

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    Be aware that neatsfoot oil will darken the leather and soften it.
     
  9. TheRodDoc

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    So most likely use neatsfoot oil then.
    the holster is dyed black so i wouldn't think i would have to worry about darkening. unless it would remove the die coloring?
     
  10. GeoffC

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    yeah, u got it...thats what i meant.....
     
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