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I saw a nice black WW2 Luger holster at a recent military show that had the WaA number and manf. code scratched out with a blade of some kind so you couldn't read them. Is this a holster that is coming out of Russia? I could barely make out the P.08 on the right rear side.
 

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Milwman, Possibly. All of the holsters offered on auction sites from Russia seem to have the markins scrubbed off. A real shame as some nice condition holsters come out of there. The Communists must have been pretty serious about the swastica symbol but of course after what the Germans did to them who could blame them? Jerry Burney
 

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Quoted from my former Airborne Comrade in Arms, Jerry Burney "Communists must have been pretty serious about the swastica symbol but of course after what the Germans did to them who could blame them?"

The carnage in Eastern Europe was unimaginable by todays standards. The only debate is how many MILLIONS died. Whats a million here or a million there? Lenin said it best, "A hundred deaths is a tragedy; a million is a statistic.." or words to that effect.

There is still great hatred and animosity betweem the tribal peoples of Eastern and Western Europe. They have no "melting pot" in which old blood feuds can be diluted.

That may have something to do with today's troubles.

My zwei pfennigs,

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A bit OT. BUT - things are not quite like that. Before WWII Germany really was a `melting pot´. Most of the place names in the Province oif Brandenburg (where I live) are of Slav origin. Looking through the Berlin phone book, a large number of names are slavonic - and the Rhineland was one of Europe´s largest melting pots.

Now that Eastern Europe has entered the EU, things are (hopefully) getting back to normal.

We´re getting Polish groups at our pistol club at Schönholz (where Georg Luger and his son were members).

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We're getting off topic, but..

No one has killed more Russians in the 20th century than the Russians themselves. Stalin, Lenin, Czar Nicholas, etc. clearly outscored Hitler in Russian dead, and they are still killing each other as we speak.

One of my secretaries, a great woman, Russian Jew from the Ukraine, made a very memorable remark. A few years ago, when it was topical for the media to produce materials re. the profuse and bloody mafia and gangland activity in Moscow, I asked Valerya, "When will the killing stop in Russia, so that the people can begin to participate in a democratic capitalistic system?", and she replied confidently, "40 years". I was surprised that she could respond with such certainty to my question, which I had thought to be only rhetorical. I asked her, why forty, and she said, "because it will take two generations before the new people of Russia can shed their old habits, like, Moses, when the Lord made them to wander for 40 years for the same purpose." I think she made a brilliant comparison.
 
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