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McKeever Box Cleaning
Dec 8th, 2018 at 4:57am
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Gentlemen,

I'm coming into possession of a pair of McKeever ammo boxes. They are in fairly good shape with no tears or holes or serious stains. Good stitching, brass intact.

1. Neats foot or Mink oil? The boxes are medium tan or light brown. Scuffed and a bit dirty. My intent is to use saddle soap to clean them and then give them a nice gentle application of the proper oil. Which do you recommend, the neats foot or the mink?

2. How to remove the verdigris from the interior fabric? I am stumped on this one. I can gently brush the surface and remove the bulk of the green, but I would like to get the staining out of the fabric. Any ides would be appreciated3.

3. To polish or not to polish. The hinge pins and caps, and the strap "pin" have some corrosion as well as the normal patina. I would even consider polishing were it not for the corrosion. That needs to come off, but it will leave discolorations.

Please, chime in with your thoughts and ideas.
  
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