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Presented is one of my favorites, a 1934 Beretta , 9mm corto that has the first Nazi contract from Beretta with the AA suffix serial number. Its holster is some what more difficult to find than the pistol but that is the story for most weapons of this era. Also , more than one style of holster was most likely utilized accounting for the never ending search for its proper combination

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151.8 KB This style of holster is readily familiar with the collectors as being for the P.Mod.27 but apparently went into limited production with the P.Mod.27 in 1943 with the balance of production moved into the variation we see here for the Beretta, having only a single Waffenamt stamp of WaA76 on the rear.

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150.43 KB While the photo may show it is a 1941 issue I can assure you that it is a 1943 dated version.

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142.62 KB As I understand it , these pistols were purchased by the German Government and this stamp is the acceptance at that Italian proof house.

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139.48 KB In addition to the pictured serial numbers located on both the slide and frame, the Beretta's inpectors initials of MA are shown in a rectangluar box on the trigger guard web.
 

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I would suspect that you could be correct but caution you that the only difference found between a P.Mod.27 holster and a Beretta holster is the lack of The CZ circle trademark and the embossed legend of P.Mod.27 that is not found on the Beretta holster but is present on the P.Mod.27 holster. Both however, are waffenamt WaA76. I would suggest that the actual variation being shown cannot be determined solely from viewing the front of holster only.
 

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I seem to learn something from your presentations every day!! I have several of those holsters without the P Mod.27, but containing the Waffenamt, and I have stuck CZ 27's in them!!!. How about the unmarked black pebblegrain holsters that fit a CZ 27 perfectly. There is a mark in the pebblegrain belt loop but is unreadable...could these be for Beretta's also??

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huggie,
I seem to learn something from your presentations every day!! I have several of those holsters without the P Mod.27, but containing the Waffenamt, and I have stuck CZ 27's in them!!!. How about the unmarked black pebblegrain holsters that fit a CZ 27 perfectly. There is a mark in the pebblegrain belt loop but is unreadable...could these be for Beretta's also??

Dave
 

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I can't recall of any past indications that the Beretta was indeed used with the black pebble grain holsters but the last word written on German holsters has not been published.
 

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Perhaps, I spoke too soon !! Giving it some more thought, I believe that there has been some evidence which supports the use of the black pebble grained holster being used with the Beretta's.
 
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