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Old March 28, 2010, 08:33 PM   #35
Join Date: February 9, 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
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It's actually according to how the leather was tanned to wether it will turn brass green or not, chrome tanned or vegetable tanned. Chrome tanning came around before the civil war and is much quicker than vegetable tanning and became much more popular and profitable and is mostly what you find being used by holster makers now days but the chemicals involved ((chromium)) react with the brass and cause the discoloration.
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