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Question About Maintaing A Vintage Leather Holster

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by train222, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    Hello out there,

    Is there anyone out there that can give me some information on the best way to maintain and take care of a Vintage Holster Rig...

    This rig was made in early 1950's......

    What's the best wax, oil or what have you, that will protect it and keep it from cracking, but will not darken it up to much.

    I have been looking for one of these Hahn 45 Pistol Rigs for a long time...Most of the ones that I have seen where in really bad condition and missing parts..

    This one appears to be in Mint Condition and has all of it's parts including the CO2 pouch!

    I just purchased it on Ebay, and will be here in a few days...

    So I wanted to find out how to take care of it as soon as it arrives....

    Any help will be greatley appreciated....

    Thanks,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)

    Train222@aol.com

    215-969-0726


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    Bick 4 made by Bickmore can be found in any tack shop. This is a white liquid cream, and probably packaged in squeeze packets that usually give you when you buy a leather coat. 800-356-8804
     
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    Lonesome Charlie recommmended regular Armor-All for the leather goods he sells. I've been using it on my shooting bags, belts & pouches for several years now. I shouldn't cause any appreciable darkening.
     
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    Bick 4 is as good as it gets.
     
  7. train222

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    Toolmaker & Whiz-Bang,

    Thanks for the heads up on the Bick-4. I was able to get a bottle at the local tack shop. It really put a nice sheen on the holster and really softened it up.

    How often should you repeat the process to the holster?

    Thanks,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)


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