View Full Version : How to preserve the leather eye cup on a gew 98 sniper scope

Mr Haney
02-21-2012, 11:10 PM
I have a gew 98 sniper rifle and I have a leather eye cup made by D.R.G.M. And I need to find out what is the best leather preserve for it. I would to put it back on the scope without damage it

02-22-2012, 08:43 AM
it looks good from here. Proper storage is the best thing.

02-22-2012, 08:51 AM
Hi Bob,
The eye cup looks to be in very good shape, and I don't think you should put anything on it. Here is a discussion on leather care with some attached links at the end of the thread for articles discussing current thoughts on leather treatments.


Mr Haney
02-22-2012, 10:55 AM
Thanks for the help then I will leave it alone.

02-24-2012, 03:33 AM
i use Lexol on all my leather stuff.i have been using it over 25 years.i use it on slings,lens caps,pistol holsters,scope cases.
i used to buy Lexol at Tandy Leather but the local store closed.a couple of years ago i noticed it at Autozone.
the Lexol i bought from Tandy was just in a bottle and i applied it with an applicator dauber like is used for leather stain.the Autozone Lexol comes in a trigger sprayer bottle.either way i soak the leather item on both sides of the leather.i let the item set,usually hanging from wire, a couple of days before applying a second coat.Lexol does not discolor the leather like Neatsfoot oil.

Mr Haney
02-24-2012, 08:31 AM
I thank all of you for your help with the question I asked, How to preserve the leather on the eye cup
The eye cup came off a Oigee sniper scope. And it will not fit on my Gerard scope. . I quess the leather is thicker That is why
I asked about putting some type of softer on it to slip it on.
Best Regards