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Old 06-06-2016, 09:06 PM
CTYankee CTYankee is offline
 
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Default Oil for original 1942 M1 Garand Genuine Leather Scabbard

I received a M1 Garand Genuine Leather Scabbard for my birthday.

It original. It was made in 1942. I would like to rub some oil on it to soften it up a bit. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:55 PM
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Default leather conditioner

I used Obenaufs Leather oil on mine. It will darken it ,but helps feed the leather cells nicely. Gliptone leather conditioner works as well, doesnt darken it as much, and smells much better.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:17 PM
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I used Obenaufs Leather oil on mine. It will darken it ,but helps feed the leather cells nicely. Gliptone leather conditioner works as well, doesnt darken it as much, and smells much better.
Any opinion on Leather Honey Leather Conditioner? Seem like a ton of good reviews on Amazon
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:07 PM
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I hear lot lot of collects recommend Pecards.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:56 AM
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Don't put anything on it, leave it alone. Lots of discussion on this issue.

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Old 06-11-2016, 01:01 PM
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Pecards works great. Does not darken.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:11 AM
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Pecards works great. Does not darken.
I have had a different experience, Pecards has darkened several leather items of mine. If it's collectible, leave it alone. If its going to be functional, go for it.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:34 AM
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I've had good luck with Pecard's. They sell two types: one regular and one 'Antique'. I bought the antique leather dressing and it's worked very well. I didn't notice any darkening like can happen with oils. I put it on $600 Broomhandle Mauser leather without any negative effects.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:02 PM
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There are a number of options as to what to use. You can go with what has been mentioned here or do an search on-line for other recommendations.

The one thing I will add is that leather does indeed need to be treated for long term preservation.
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