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This particular luger and holster was picked up this summer from a dealer and exhibit's all the characteristic's of an 1915,the holster is an odd bird with the type of closing snap that has been added.

The snap looks like the type used in an upholstrey shop to hold the cover of a winter front to a pickup radiator albiet it is well used and been in place for awhile.

You can see where the old strap and buckel was originally installed and removed prior to adding the odd snap, the stiching holes are still present.Stiching is in the military style for the closing strap but the serialing I think is in the police format for the holster.

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I have a few questions for the members

(1) The serialing of the holster Weimar period ???

(2) Ink Stamp inside holster K B A G 1916 any ideas on the letters or what they stand for.

(3) Do you feel this is a forced match holster and luger
 

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You will have to get into your safe more often. Excellent photographs and presentation of your 1915 DWM with 1915 dated Berlin mfg. holster with K B A G 1916 stamp.

(1) The serialing of the holster Weimar period ??? Unmodified Imperial Army holsters rarely or never have a serial number. However, it was a more common Weimar practice.

(2) Ink Stamp inside holster K B A G 1916 any ideas on the letters or what they stand for. “Kreigs-Bekleidungsamt des Gardekorps (War clothing Depot of the Garde Corps)” (Noll, The Imperial German Regimental Marking, page 49.)

(3) Do you feel this is a forced match holster and luger. I would speculate that because the holster date matches the Lugers date that the Luger probably ended World War I with this holster. During the Weimar Era (or later) the Lugers serial number was added to the holster. This Luger and holster may have been together since the Luger was issued during World War I.
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Well thankyou for the reply and that answer confirms my thoughts. As to getting into my safe more often you are right. I have a whole swack of them that will be posted this coming winter as this is the time that is available to devote to my hobby.

The navy I posted the other day was one of those considerations to do my part to keep this forum lively and entertaining.

Anyways tonight I will try and get a few more posted.
 
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