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This is one of the holsters that was converted from a Model 1883 Reichsrevolver Holster.

I have two of these holsters. Condition wise, this is the better of the two. (But the other one does have some interesting aspects.)

The orangish stitching still shows.

Unfortunately, I cannot find any markings.



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Nice Charlie, eventually I'll pick up one of these examples, and I must say, you have nice examples and also your posting presentation is great!

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Nice Charlie, eventually I'll pick up one of these examples, and I must say, you have nice examples and also your posting presentation is great!

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Charlie, Having some little experience in this area of leather work I have to say these conversions could not have been all that easy to do. The German economy at this time must have required that they save a reichmark or two but one wonders why they did not start from scratch to make a new holster.

This is a very desirable holster to aquire for one's collection and they are rare. Thanks, Jerry Burney
 

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Charlie, Having some little experience in this area of leather work I have to say these conversions could not have been all that easy to do. The German economy at this time must have required that they save a reichmark or two but one wonders why they did not start from scratch to make a new holster.

This is a very desirable holster to aquire for one's collection and they are rare. Thanks, Jerry Burney
 

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Jerry, as I recall from my studies as a poor youth, there was quite a bit of wrangling going on in the Reichstag and Landestag(?) in the years running up to WWI. The socialists were resisting every effort to increase the outlay for both the Army and the "High Seas Fleet" that Wilhelm, et al were pushing. Reusing paid for equipment makes sense. We might want to try it here some time.
 

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Jerry, as I recall from my studies as a poor youth, there was quite a bit of wrangling going on in the Reichstag and Landestag(?) in the years running up to WWI. The socialists were resisting every effort to increase the outlay for both the Army and the "High Seas Fleet" that Wilhelm, et al were pushing. Reusing paid for equipment makes sense. We might want to try it here some time.
 

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George, you are quite right. In today's throwaway, immediate gratification society, I am afraid we won't see much of that going on. That's pretty much a European phenomana.

This holster is an excellent example of the transition of two service pistols...Jerry Burney
 

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quote:Originally posted by lugerholsterrepair

Charlie, Having some little experience in this area of leather work I have to say these conversions could not have been all that easy to do. The German economy at this time must have required that they save a reichmark or two but one wonders why they did not start from scratch to make a new holster.

This is a very desirable holster to aquire for one's collection and they are rare. Thanks, Jerry Burney
You are correct. The conversion took time and skill. It would seem cheaper to make an entirely new holster.

Would they have converted the holsters because a design had not been adopted officially?
 

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Charlie, Good point, One I have not thought of. You could be right as these holsters were converted in relatively small numbers. Good Thinking! Jerry Burney
 

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I remember as a kid 45/50 years ago a mail order dealer giving me one as it took up space and no one was interested in buy such, for the old timers who may remember him it was Bill (Willie) Drollimger, use to rum a Ralph Shattuck type list of collectable handguns....sorry now that I just let it go, like old DWM boxes,E/2 tools...if I know then what I know now....
 

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I remember as a kid 45/50 years ago a mail order dealer giving me one as it took up space and no one was interested in buy such, for the old timers who may remember him it was Bill (Willie) Drollimger, use to rum a Ralph Shattuck type list of collectable handguns....sorry now that I just let it go, like old DWM boxes,E/2 tools...if I know then what I know now....
 

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Bill Drollinger is still with us, but is fairly inactive these days. People always talk about the "Golden" years, but they never make any mention about all of the other things that go with them.

Like you, if I knew then what I know now - even if I could only go back 15 years I would do some things differently. But such is life. It does help though to know that others have dome the same thing.
 
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