Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...>
Even with the 500 series scopes, which weighed much more, and had handles that were covered inIt was not leather, but leatherette - a plastic faux leather. Which is why it degrades over the
decades (probably because the plasticiser leaches out), cracks and falls to pieces. As does the piece
of fibreboard underneath it without the leatherette to protect it - and that leaves only the metal
strap inside, often rusty.