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Verdigris or patina, completely normal oxidation of metals containing copper. Take a look at the Statue of Liberty.

Use an old tooth brush (dry) and brush it off. The oils in the leather will help brass turn blue/green again...
I figured it for natural. Just wondered how to remove it and perhaps a preventative.
 

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I think it is the tannic acid. I have several western style gun belts with ammo loops that turn my 45 Colt, 45-70 and such green. The only solution I have found is to soak the leather in Ballistol. I polish the brass with a brass polish until it is shiny, then clean the brass with alcohol. Once dry I spray it with clear shellac. I have several of them and like to keep them loaded and ready to go. That is the only way I can keep the ammo from turning green. lOL
 
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Flitz Polish in paste form or Mother's Wheel Polish on the brass. Clean them and then treat both the Brass and Leather with Ballistol.
 

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Flitz Polish in paste form or Mother's Wheel Polish on the brass. Clean them and then treat both the Brass and Leather with Ballistol.
Flitz Polish in paste form or Mother's Wheel Polish on the brass. Clean them and then treat both the Brass and Leather with Ballistol.
Thank, I have heard of Ballistol but have no experience with it. I'll check it out.
 
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