Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/holsters


What would you recommend to put on WW2 holsters to preserve and protect them without affecting their collection value.

Hello, again Robert...

First DO NOT USE saddle soap or anything containing neatsfoot oil, both of which will dry out leather products, and are very bad for older learther. What I see most recommended for leather is this line of products...

I am not selling it or part of their company.

FWIW, I have a few Vietnam era holsters for my 2 .45 pistols, and some older leather products, including a WWI German Corporal's leather belt and buckle (My father's father was a corporal in the Imperial German Army in WWI, and would have worn an identical belt...)

I would NOT recommend any type of shoe cleaner or conditioner or other products than the Pecard, and you might consider their Antique Leather Conditioner...I understand many re-enactors use ONLY that stuff and that it works very well.

Good question...I have to get some myself.

Good luck.


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Mark Schmidt


General questions relating to various handguns - shooting, recommendations and general information on older/antique Smith & Wesson, Colt and other US made and European made pistols and revolvers. I am NOT an expert collector, but I have had several hundred handguns over the last 45 years+. I have repaired and refurbished several and shot hundreds of various handguns, and I am pretty knowledgeable on them.


Started shooting in Cub Scouts at age 10. US Army veteran in the late 1960's. Owned several hundred handguns including revolvers and autoloading pistols made by Colt, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Merwin Hulbert, H&R, Iver Johnson, Hopkins and Allen, Charter Arms and European pistols made by Mauser, Beretta, Star, Llama, Tanfoglio Guseppe, Dreyse 1907 and FN. I am mostly interested in and experienced with late 19th and all 20th century pistols, not current guns using plastic.

Have a degree in Social Work, with minors in Sociology and Fine Art (Painting)

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