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Nope! Not yet! I am certain someone will see it eventually but remember..it's cosmetic, esthetic if you will. Like a mustache drawn on a Mona Lisa.
 

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The old spelling was Waldbrul. The new spelling is Waldbrohl.
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Asymmetrical cut lines on the belt loops?
I have no idea what "cut lines" means but I can only assume you are meaning the welting lines impressed upon the edges of the left belt loop. BINGO! That is the booger hanging off it's nose. It looks SO out of place!
A modern welting tool has two sides. Slim and wide. I can't say what the Germans used..might have been the same choice. It is possible to mistake one for the other on a modern welting tool until is is impressed upon the leather strap where it becomes glaringly obvious. It is a small error but one that I have NEVER before seen.
 

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I have no idea what "cut lines" means but I can only assume you are meaning the welting lines impressed upon the edges of the left belt loop. BINGO! That is the booger hanging off it's nose. It looks SO out of place!
A modern welting tool has two sides. Slim and wide. I can't say what the Germans used..might have been the same choice. It is possible to mistake one for the other on a modern welting tool until is is impressed upon the leather strap where it becomes glaringly obvious. It is a small error but one that I have NEVER before seen.
Yep that’s what I was referring to, I just didn’t know the terminology. Do think it was a factory error?
 

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Yep that’s what I was referring to, I just didn’t know the terminology. Do think it was a factory error?
Yes, It's a factory loop. Something that small was of no consequence to the Wartime Germans. Just a goofy error and a curiosity to collectors in 2020!
The buckle assembly is a little harder to explain!
 

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Thanks Jerry, this one may be of interest as well. It's another Karl Bocker 1940 looks to be a similar buckle and cut.

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Dang, you guys left no nits on this beautiful holster.
 

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Sam, I will have to closely inspect all Karl Bocker holsters that come through the leather shop from now on.
 

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Now that all the dust has settled, I'd like to ask a question. I based my mis-spelling answer on the information in the book, "The mauser Parabellum 1930-1946" by Hallock & van de Kant. On page 667, it lists Karl Bocker 3 times with an address of Waldbrohl. On page 673, it shows a 1940 Karl Bocker Holster with an address of Waldbrul..
Can someone clear this up for me? Maybe the old saying is correct, "You can't believe everything you read in books".
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I can't speak to that, but here is another KB 1940 from another forum spelled the same way.

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Jerry, the only thing I noticed was the back belt straps don't line up like 2 railroad tracks? I have had over 60 Luger holsters. Otherwise it is a mighty fine looking holster.
 

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Jerry, the only thing I noticed was the back belt straps don't line up like 2 railroad tracks? I have had over 60 Luger holsters. Otherwise it is a mighty fine looking holster.
Allen, The left one doesn't for sure.
 

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I am sure I am in the minority but I do not like this holster. Would like to see a picture of the inside strap area. Bill
 
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