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    OT Vintage holster help.......EDITED w/pic

    I was kicking around thru one of the treasure chests in my cave and ran accross a vintage HH Heiser holster. It is pretty ornate for a snubbie Smith. The question I have is what can I treat it with that will not harm the value, but keep it from turning into dust.
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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......

    Barry, I use Saddle Oil but test it on a small section before going all the way.
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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Rotdorn
    It is pretty ornate for a snubbie Smith.



    pics!
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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Rotdorn
    I was kicking around thru one of the treasure chests in my cave and ran accross a vintage Heister holster. It is pretty ornate for a snubbie Smith. The question I have is what can I treat it with that will not harm the value, but keep it from turning into dust.
    tia
    Actually Saddle Soap and an old toothbrush. A drop or two of water on the soap, work up a lather with the brush, then go to it on the holster. I would follow this with a subtle application of PURE Neatsfoot oil. Sunlight will darken the leather after the oil application so if you want it to remain the color it is keep it out of the sun.......

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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......

    Yes, pics please. I love older J-frame holsters for some reason. I can't help but buy every one that I see.
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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......

    For dry old crunchy leather I like to brush on a liberal amount of Ballistol oil and let it sit a few days. Then maybe another light brushing of it if it needs more.
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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......

    After years of trying different products on leather, I tried Obenaufs, and never looked back.
    I use it on all my leather slings and holsters, including the WWI and WWII German stuff I have. Totally natural, and I've noticed no ill effects afyer a year of using this stuff. Give them a try.
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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......EDITED w/pic

    BTT w/a pic
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    Re: OT Vintage holster help.......EDITED w/pic

    If you want, send it to me with $5 or so to cover return shipping, and I'll treat it for you.
    Nice looking holster!
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