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This holster came to me from Germany some time ago. I tossed it into a drawer at the time and gave it no more thought. After looking at it more closely this weekend and trying to fit a Luger into it, I was surprised to find that it was made for some other magazine pistol of the WWI era.

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I photographed it with a luger and mag inserted in order to indicate the relative size of the holster. It is marked on the inside of the flap

BERLIN
LARSEN
1915

I would like to hear some ideas as to what it might be.


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I have a Swiss Luger holster into which the magazine doesn´t fit (same as yours) - and the flap doesn´t close on an 08 Luger. But your holster certainly doesn´t conform to the Swiss pattern.

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It would be nice to see if whether or not your holster was for either a Walther Model 6 or the Dreyse 9mmP. I don't have either to try but perhaps someone out there does.
 

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No matter for which weapon this holster was produced once, one should look at it critically.
For me is clear that the stamping is a faking, because never in Germany manufacturer addresses were stamped with single letters.
One takes into account how messily the letters are ordered.

Neither a Dreyse 9 mmP nor a Walther 6 would fit in this holster.

More on this particular pistols will follow later on in this forum,
patience please.

Fritz
 

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It is amazing when one does not have the holster in hand or for that matter neither one of the guns, to say that neither one of the pistols would fit the holster.
 

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I certainly agree with Fritz on the off standard style marking for Larsen. I have never seen such a crude marking on a German manufactured holster. I question the certainty that this was not for particular pistols. Judging by the photos in one of Jan's books, I would say that a couple of the above mentioned magazine fed automatics would fit nicely into this holster.

I might note that I did not pay a price for this holster that would justify efforts at counterfeiting.
 
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