* 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.