Page 1 of 1

Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear/UPDATE

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2017 20:34
by fireman
Hi,

Does anyone have a decent source for reproduction leather gear? Both Slade Wallace and the P1871 Valise kit version?

I am not looking for museum quality gear or something for hard use. It will mostly be for display but also to use for the occasional shooting game.

Thanks!

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 25 Jun 2017 19:27
by RobD

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 25 Jun 2017 19:49
by timothylrose
You will need to be a bit of work to soften up both IMA sets and also to take down some of the shine off their leather work but for a cheap workable set it ain't too bad - you pay your money and you take your choice - we use their Slade Wallace for Boer War stuff nowadays as after the 100th anniversary our makers stood down and for a once a year turn out it works - atb Tim

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2017 11:09
by 95th
If I remember correctly rd72 who's a member here uses the set from IMA for his shooting videos.Looks good.

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2017 11:43
by fireman
RobD wrote:http://www.ima-usa.com/british-1871-valise-equipment-zulu-war-pattern.html


Thanks! I did not realize that IMA still had that available. The link I have keeps showing it Out of Stock.

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2017 12:02
by fireman
timothylrose wrote:You will need to be a bit of work to soften up both IMA sets and also to take down some of the shine off their leather work but for a cheap workable set it ain't too bad - you pay your money and you take your choice - we use their Slade Wallace for Boer War stuff nowadays as after the 100th anniversary our makers stood down and for a once a year turn out it works - atb Tim


The IMA set says it is polished leather. I assume it comes from India like the sets on Ebay. How hard is it to take off the shine and soften it?

Looks like the Slade Wallace set is sold out.

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2017 15:06
by timothylrose
Gentle sanding does it - just be careful too much enthusiasm takes the stitching out with it - it works fine - atb Tim

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 28 Jun 2017 17:26
by Dixie
You can also try here:

http://www.enochsantiquearms.com/store/ ... t-Zulu-War

He's now got a plain natural leather set that can be whitened - rather than a painted white set to be naturalised!

Dixie

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 04 Jul 2017 15:22
by fireman
Dixie wrote:You can also try here:

http://www.enochsantiquearms.com/store/ ... t-Zulu-War

He's now got a plain natural leather set that can be whitened - rather than a painted white set to be naturalised!

Dixie


How the heck to you "naturalize" a white set? Tan shoe polish?

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

PostPosted: 05 Jul 2017 10:47
by Dixie
By removing the paint! :D Quite a few sets are litrally painted rather than dyed. You can remove this by various methods and then re-stain or then whiten by other means. We've stripped a white set and dyed it black to use with our rifle volunteer uniforms.

Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear/UPDATE

PostPosted: 10 Sep 2017 14:59
by fireman
Picked up a very nice used set off of Ebay. $100 delivered....at least it was supposed ot be $100. I over paid on shipping and the seller still owes me $5.

Anyway, a pretty nice set. Buff leather not the painted white set, he did not know who made it. I don't know if it is an older IMA set or custom made.

Now to find a proper Slade Wallace set for the my Lee Enfield No1 and the Boer War.