Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

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Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby fireman » 24 Jun 2017 20:34

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!
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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby timothylrose » 25 Jun 2017 19:49

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
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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby 95th » 26 Jun 2017 11:09

If I remember correctly rd72 who's a member here uses the set from IMA for his shooting videos.Looks good.
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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby fireman » 26 Jun 2017 11:43

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.
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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby fireman » 26 Jun 2017 12:02

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.
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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby timothylrose » 26 Jun 2017 15:06

Gentle sanding does it - just be careful too much enthusiasm takes the stitching out with it - it works fine - atb Tim
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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby Dixie » 28 Jun 2017 17:26

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!

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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby fireman » 04 Jul 2017 15:22

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!

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How the heck to you "naturalize" a white set? Tan shoe polish?
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Re: Reproduction P1871 and Slade Wallace gear

Postby Dixie » 05 Jul 2017 10:47

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.
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