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    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Water can do two things. If you wet leather you can stretch and mold it to a shape and when it dries the leather retains that shape. But if it is wet and allowed to dry on its own it shrinks. You will need to experiment where and how much to soak it and sometimes the waterproof finishes complicate things. I would start by filling the holster with warm water and letting it soak for a few min. Then dump it out and let it dry. If it is still loose soak it longer next time. Too tight wrap your pistol in plastic wrap and let it sit for a few days (dry).
    Thanks. Well do.
    "Cives Arma Ferant"

    "I know I'm not James Bond, that's why I don't keep a loaded gun under the pillow, or bang Russian spies on a regular basis." - GunLawyer001

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    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    Soaked it in hot water, then hung it over the fire place mantle.
    Tighten up nicely.

    Wish it worked on women.
    "Cives Arma Ferant"

    "I know I'm not James Bond, that's why I don't keep a loaded gun under the pillow, or bang Russian spies on a regular basis." - GunLawyer001

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