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Hello,
have this holster several years in my collection, and decided now to introduce it to the forum:
Maker: J.Meckart
1915
UlM A/D => city of Ulm an der Donau
JR 127 = Infanterieregiment 127 located in Ulm

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Excellent photographs and presentation of your 1915 dated 127 JR stamped holster with cloth pull up strap.

I have 1908 DWM, sn 1173, that is stamped to the same unit (127. R. 9.3.). If you ever decide to sell this holster please let me know as it would fit very well with this Luger.
Jan
 

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Jan, so the "cloth pull up staps" are not too uncommon? I never saw them before.
This holster has a special history: I got it for making a pair of checkered walnut grips for a Mauser Zick-Zack revolver, from a collector - that was really hard work, and I think it has been remunerated for us both?
The Zick-Zack is unfortunatedly already sold, so I can not show the grips anymore.
 

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Illustrated is a 1915 dated holster, same manufacture as yours, also marked to a Wurttenburg unit.


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Figure 1. End of cloth pull up strap.


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Figure 2. Cloth pull up strap. Other holsters with similar manufacturing stamp and 1915 date have been reported with a cloth pull up strap.


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Figure 3. Manufacturers hallmark dated 1915.


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Figure 4. Holster ink stamp D.R.25./1915 : Wurttenburg Dragoon Regiment 25, 1915 date.
 

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Here is another cloth pull strap holster by same maker with unit markings.


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Maker is also J. Meckart or J.M.Eckart,lederwarenfabrik,Ulm/Donau. Latter is address used by Klaus Merzbach in his extensive list of holster makers that was published in Auto Mag a few years ago.


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Inside lid is original owners signature and a unit stamped mark.

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I will leave the unit identification to the experts. Is this also a
Wurttenburg unit?
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XIII A.K. signifies the 13th Wurttenburg Army Korps.
?R.122 signifies the Wurttenburg 122 Regiment. I am not sure of the first letter. Both "F" and L are possibilities as there was a 122 Fusilier Regiment and a 122 Landwehr Regiment.
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Thanks Jan, This is obviously an awfully small sample to draw any conclusions, but one gets the impression that a high proportion of holsters from this maker in 1915 were unit marked and by Wurttenburg units.Could this have been some kind of special order from the holster maker?
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Seems that this topic will become a parade of the most beautiful holsters ?
found this picture in the web:
Infanterie-Regiment Alt-Württemberg (3. Württemb.) Nr. 121, from Ludwigsburg
=>Ludwigsburg is approx. 80 miles N/W from Ulm. (have had much Military struktures)
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Württembergs chrest in solid iron:
"Fearless and faithful"


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The XIII (Wurttenburg) Army Corps District consisted of the State of Wurttenburg. Holsters for the various regiments were almost always purchased within the regiments Army Corps district. As Ulm is in the XIII district, almost all Army Luger holsters produced at J.Meckart, UlM A/D would go to Wurttenburg Regiments.

If you have a Luger marked to a Wurttenburg Regiment, a holster produced within the XIII Corps district (main cities: Stuttgart,Ulm, Lugwigsburg,and Tubingen) is a good match.
Jan
 
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