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Not trying to be a pain, but was surprised that I got no bites on the wierd acceptance mark on this holster, from a previous post. All of the other 1939 dated holsters I have seen posted all had the normal Waa acceptance marks. Any ideas or speculation would be appreciated. Thanks!!!!

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Weimer. I am looking at it now and the H actually looks more like a set of goalposts, with the crosspiece about 2/3 of the way up. The small r shape does not have the extra vertical line. Then there is a dot, not a period and then either a 5 or a 6. This is the closest I can come to it myself.

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Bob,
* I've found a reference; but, as possibly others, am hesitent to offer this as any definitive explaination for your holster's acceptance mark. SO; Caveat Emptor & FWIW:
- From 1977, Sam Costanzo, World of Luger Proof Marks, Pg.100, Item #109 shows a closed winged eagle, like yours, standing on an encircled swastika over the alpha-numeric "Hr-5". Sam's explaination is:
- "1933, Heers Reichswehr Amt number 5 (100,000 man army controlled by office number 5). Locations noted: holster & right receiver. Rarity=8."
* My first impression of this stamp is it has some tie to the Pre-War German Police. Is the holster an upstrap closure to a stud or a traditional downstrap closure to a buckle??
* Understand, I have no earthly idea what this mark means or what documentation was in the hands of the author at the time of the WOLI publication. My hope is that it may spark other Forum member's recall & responses.
 

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RockinWR, Thanks for the information!!! I think this may be the same mark, because it is dificult to tell if the number is a 5 or a 6 on the real holster. Here is the holster. It seems to be the standard down strap to buckle. I keep the strap over the buckle for storage so as not to damage the paint on the buckle.

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