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Anyone see a Holster like this before.....inside the flap it is marked JULIUS ARNADE MOYS 1917....It came with a 1908 Commercial Luger ser #70564.... the Rig was brought back from WW1 by a Canadian veteran in 1918...

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Lugercollector, Converted Artillery. Quite common because of the treaty of Versailles but this one has some uncommon methods used in it's conversion. They cut the top closure strap off the stock and riveted it to the top for a closure. This conversion is probably period but done by someone who was less than a master leathersmith. Quickly and efficiently accomplished but not in the carefull German method. Very nice example though. Thanks for posting it, I always appreciate looking at unusual holsters. Thanks, Jerry Burney
 

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Peter,
* Is your #70564 acceptance marked w/ the triple C/X on the right receiver? Is it Army Eagle proofed or C/N proofed?
* BTW: If not a matching mag, is it a 5 digit commercial mag or Army S/N range?
* Interesting holster...practical rework meant to last. As you know, I'm sure, the stud closure & belt loops are high stress points when worn/in use.
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Jerry.... Thanks very much for the info.....now I know what it is!!!.....Bob.....here are photos of the mag.....the gun itself only has the commercial proofs.....I do not know the story behind it....

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Peter,
* Thanks for the rapid pics!! Looks like a nicely preserved, straight up, 5 digit Commercial.
* Interesting mag. First time I've seen a double crown accepted(Erfurt??), non S/N'd mag. Or did DWM issue mags so struck w/ their Commercials??

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If the usual Erfurt mags (early-later they had only one proof) issued with the guns had two proofs,why the spare mags(unnumbered)of the same period from the armourer's chest should not have?(this is only my opinion-I only saw another one unnumbered with the two proofs-the most are with one only)
 
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