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Can someone translate the ink stamp marking pictured below? It is on the inside flap of a converted LP-08 holster. I looks like it reads
1.II.F.A.R.10 and B.A.X. 1915.
After a little closer examination the B.A.X. date is 1915, instead of the previously posted 1916 and there is a makers name (unlegible)Berlin 1914 stamped in the same area as the ink stamps. This holster never had a stud for the closure strap or belt loops added for some reason.
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Guys, I think there are more unanswered questions about this marking. Roman numerals are sometimes outside the classic unit mark area on clothing items. Let's screw around with this a bit more.
 

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Ron & Dave
Ron, I believe you are right about the ink stamp being II as opposed to I.L.
Dave
I was just wondering why someone would go to the trouble of cutting down a LP 08 holster to fit a 4" barreled pistol and not add belt loops or a stud to keep the flap securely fastened.
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Ed R.
I talked to a couple of holster collectors about the belt loops, stud etc. Nobody is really sure why they aren't there. One fellow has two cut downs,...one has no belt loops and no stud like yours, the 2nd holster does have the belt loops added but no stud. One opinion is that there was a program to "recycle" the WWI LP08 holsters by cutting them down and that these were not finished for some reason. Remember, ths GI's cleaned out every warehouse they could get their hands on!!!

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I have a brown, unaltered LP-08 holster, ink stamped inside the cover to the; 1. II. F.A.R. 10. Holster was made by an unreadable company out of Berlin and dated 1914.
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Ron
Thank you for the photo, I had not seen that type loop setup before. I will have to get the holster back out and see it there are any rub/wear marks that may have been caused by that type setup.
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