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I have a nice shooter which I am thinking of selling, but before I sell the pistol I would like to figure out what I have for a holster.

It is black in color. It has no maker stamp, and the only markings are the letter D and numbers 46878 on the inside of the top flap, and on the back of the holster, 6878. The holster does not have any provision for the tool. The flap is secured by a leather strap which comes up from the main body of the holster and attaches to a button on the top flap.

Since there are no military markings on the thing, I am thinking that it may have been police issue. What do you guys think?
 

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Paul, first, welcome to the forum.

I don't think this is enough information to help you. It might be a p38 holster, as they are close to what a luger holster looks like. But, then you didn't say if it was a luger, and I am assuming that since you said pouch for a tool...

Can you provide pictures? Many times guns came back in holsters that were not for that weapon.

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I am a photographer, so I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I do not have any useful photos of the holster or weapon. The next time I do a shoot I'll snap a few holster images at the end of the roll.

I had not thought about the possibility that it could be for a P38. It came with the Luger and the fit was perfect, so I had always assumed that it was some type of P08 leather. I know next to nothing about the P38s. Are the dimensions of that pistol close enough to the Luger that the holsters are interchangeable?

In appearance this holster looks like all of the other Luger holsters I have seen. The only difference is the means of securing the top flap (leather strap and button rather than strap and buckle) and the lack of a tool slot.

Paul
 
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quote:Originally posted by taudelt

Paul.... Let me add my welcome as well. Perhaps a Hi Power holster? If the mag pouch is way too big for the mag that might be a clue. Picture would really help.
No, if anything the mag pouch is a bit short. There is about one inch of mag which protrudes above the top of the pouch. But since that part of the mag is covered by the top flap I did not think that to be unusual.

Paul
 

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Paul,

Yes, the P38 and P08 are similar enough that a Luger in a P38 holster is an uncomplaining fit. Check the spare magazine pouch, the P38 magazine is a bit broader and thicker that a P08, and a Luger magazine pouch has a semicircular cut at the top for the round magazine base.

--Dwight
 
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quote:Originally posted by Dwight Gruber

Paul,

Yes, the P38 and P08 are similar enough that a Luger in a P38 holster is an uncomplaining fit. Check the spare magazine pouch, the P38 magazine is a bit broader and thicker that a P08, and a Luger magazine pouch has a semicircular cut at the top for the round magazine base.

--Dwight
There is the half circle cut at the top of the pouch. Actually there are two, one at the front of the pouch and one on the main holster body.

I had looked at those cuts before and they left me somewhat confused. The half circle cut on the front of the holster corresponds with the wooden magazine bottom. The cut on the front of the pouch is about one inch below the wooden device, so I could think of no reason for it's existence.

Paul
 
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I had looked at those cuts before and they left me somewhat confused. The half circle cut on the front of the holster corresponds with the wooden magazine bottom. The cut on the front of the pouch is about one inch below the wooden device, so I could think of no reason for it's existence.
I am not sure why I never noticed this before, but now it is obvious to me. The magazine pouch has been cut. The upper inch or so has been removed in order to accept a shorter magazine.

At one time someone must have used this holster for a rather small pistol. Whoever did the modification did good leather work, but I am still disappointed to see that the holster has been altered.

Paul
 
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