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I have been enjoying LDThornton's post of 4/30/05 and the photos of these fine pistols and especially the Dutch holster. I recently purchased a Dutch contract FN 1922 pistol and I've begun to search for a Dutch holster similar to Mr.Thornton's. What markings and/or makers' stamps should I be looking for and what color leather?
The ser.num.of my pistol is 52991. Thanks, Skip.
 
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Dutch holster is very similar to the standard Belgian holster except the front mounted magazine pouch was replaced with a side mounted cleaning rod pouch with cover.
Military holsters were mainly in black though some early ones were brown though most, if not almost all, of these have been redyed black in the years since introduction.
Police holsters were identical to military and in brown.
Seperate magazine pouches were also issued with the holsters.
Army magazine pouches were cut for two spare magazines and police were issued cut for four spare magazines.
I'm sure someone else can provide even more detail but this should give you an idea what to look for. HTH.
 
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Milo, thank you for your help as I have not found alot of text material on the Dutch
holsters and especially their markings as to date, maker, etc. Can you advise whether these
holsters were stamped or otherwise marked to indicate at least military or police issue or
acceptance? Again, I appreciate your response. Skip
 

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The Military holsters where brown and the Police holsters where black. The black police holsters are used till the FN 1922 was replaced by the Walther P5 in the late 70's.
The brown miltary holsters (used till Mai 10th 1940) have a cleaning rod pounch at the side.
The spare magazine pounches are for 2 magazines. Holster, magazines pounche, cleaning rod and spare magazines all bear the guns serialnumber !!
I have never seen black magazine pounches for 4 spare magazines, used by the police (but I don't say that I don't excist)
The police holsters have no serialnumber at last no the later ones, maybe the pre war types had but I'am not sure about that.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Milo

Dutch holster is very similar to the standard Belgian holster except the front mounted magazine pouch was replaced with a side mounted cleaning rod pouch with cover.
Military holsters were mainly in black though some early ones were brown though most, if not almost all, of these have been redyed black in the years since introduction.
Police holsters were identical to military and in brown.
Seperate magazine pouches were also issued with the holsters.
Army magazine pouches were cut for two spare magazines and police were issued cut for four spare magazines.
I'm sure someone else can provide even more detail but this should give you an idea what to look for. HTH.
The belgian holsters have little in common with the Dutch holsters. The Belgian holsters are typically postwar, as the Belgian MDN did not adopt the 1922 model until 1945. The pattern adopted at that time was an existing commercial pattern made by Fonson in Brussels among others. The Dutch design was totally different, the leather was stiffer and the features were different.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Dutchjoe

The Military holsters where brown and the Police holsters where black. The black police holsters are used till the FN 1922 was replaced by the Walther P5 in the late 70's.
The brown miltary holsters (used till Mai 10th 1940) have a cleaning rod pounch at the side.
The spare magazine pounches are for 2 magazines. Holster, magazines pounche, cleaning rod and spare magazines all bear the guns serialnumber !!
I have never seen black magazine pounches for 4 spare magazines, used by the police (but I don't say that I don't excist)
The police holsters have no serialnumber at last no the later ones, maybe the pre war types had but I'am not sure about that.
See The Belgian browning Pistols page 228 for the 4 magazine Koninklijke Marechausee pouch.
or it will also be featured on page 76 of Holsters and Shoulder-Stocks of the World available in about 4 weeks.
 
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