1911A1 & S/42 Parabellum

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Marquedat, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Marquedat

    Marquedat New Member

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    I have holsters for both these pistols. The 1911 is a 1943 U.S. issue by Granton & Knight Co. and the S/42 Luger has the original issue holster with it.

    My problem.... I haven't touched these in about 20 years. The 1911 holster is beginning to show corrosion on the rivets and some mildew on the woven rawhide my dad hung from the barrel end.

    The S/42 holster is showing mildew specks on the outside back and top in several stiched areas. On the inside top cover where the tool is stored, there are mildew specks and down the inside back there are a few mildew spots.

    My delimena.......... what should I use to clean and treat these babies.

    I DON'T WANT TO RUIN THEIR VALUE !!!!!!!

    Saddle Soap? Leather Balm? Neatsfoot Oil? ?????

    Comments appreciated......
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Bickmore bick1 leather cleaner, followed up with Bickmore bick4 leather conditioner.

    Its for cleaning and maintaining high end Tack. My wife bought it for her saddles and reins, but i use it on everything leather i have from holsters to knife scabbards and even my wolverine boots...
  3. Marquedat

    Marquedat New Member

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    Thanks JLA........

    I'm an old Texas boy myself. Spent most of my life in Weatherford until I moved up here to Michigan in 1982.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I know W/ford, do alot of work out there. I live down in the godley/cresson area south of W/ford on 171...
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