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Folks,

Just got hold of an old (60 year plus) rifle sling to go with my Garand. Unknown to me until I opened the box it was sent in, the unfinished side of the leather shows some dry rot. It flakes apart from the rest of the leather.

Is it a good choice to scrape it down to solid leather and then condition it with mink oil, or to just let it wear down through use to the good leather.

The sling is broken in nicely, just the way I was looking for one and looks good on the rifle.

Any suggestions?

Andrew
 

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soak in Neatsfoot oil or something similer. Let it rest for a day or so. This will bring the leather back to life! Wipe it off with a clean soft cloth,and use. I have reconditioned many military slings this way.
 

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uncle john said:
soak in Neatsfoot oil or something similer. Let it rest for a day or so. This will bring the leather back to life! Wipe it off with a clean soft cloth,and use. I have reconditioned many military slings this way.
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