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Old 06-20-2012, 06:46 AM
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Vintage holster - repair or not?


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I have a chance to purchase a period brown flap holster for a Colt 1860 Army revolver. The holster has lost a lot of its finish, but is complete including the toe plug, flap, stud and the strip that fastens over the stud. There are no markings evident. The stitching is broken/loose from the trigger guard most of the way down to the toe plug. Can anyone give me a value range for the holster? Since it is period-correct but not usable in its current condition, would it decrease the value to have the stitching repaired? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:44 AM
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Hnad stiching with cotton thread would only increase its collector value. Machine stiching ( of nylon stitching) would reduce it, to a collector. but many a reinactor would still find it useful.
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Hand stitching only. Waxed linen would be the proper, period correct material.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:15 AM
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If the leather has dried out too much the new stitching may just pull through.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for the replies

I talked to a leather restoration expert and a guy who does holster restoration for an old west museum. Both said that they would not try to restitch the old leather because it wouldn't hold. One suggested that I try super glue and it worked like a charm. Since the remnants of many stitches still show, it looks like the seam never came apart. I will only use it in a display so it meets my needs.
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My Mrs is a wonder with superlgue, she even fixed some trim on the car with it and it worked!
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The NRA publishes a Collector Magazine, "Men at Arms" with all sorts of dealers listed- contact them on the value.
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Wink Crazy glue warning!

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My Mrs is a wonder with superlgue, she even fixed some trim on the car with it and it worked!
DON'T get it mixed up with your preparation H.
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OR your Kentucky jelly!!!
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OR your Kentucky jelly!!!
That reminds of the one that asks,

"Did you hear about the newly weds who couldn't tell the difference between Vasoline and putty?"

All their windows fell out.
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