Got the Type 96 scope today. The old ehe cup was as hard as a rock and broke off right at the edge of the Eye Cup Ring. I got it all out and removed the ring and collar. know I am waiting on Don's Eye Cup. These are images.
I have since hit the leather with a scotch bright pad to remove the shine. Then while I had dirty yard work hands I rubbed the fresh leather with my hands and between my fingers. It looks pretty good now. I'm not trying to fool somebody to sell it. Just wanted to have a more "vintage look" to it.