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I purchased recently in Germany this "Kern Klager & Cie 1916 Neu-Ulm" converted holster.I got it toghether with the belt in the first pic.It's similar to the one on page 200 of Bender's "Luger holsters and accessories of the 20th century",and bears in the inside of the flap two ink stamps with the date "8 Jan.1944".The way of posting the date is in the German way,but....
I've to say it was not stressed by the former owner.
The conversion work was done professionally and the shape of the holster is very nice,but I'd like to know something more about the story of such converted holsters.Does anyone know something about?

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Paolo, Thanks for the interesting variation of the standard P-08 holster.

I would guess from the circular stitching on the closure strap this may have been done by Swiss Saddler. Certainly it is proffesionally done by someone who knew what he was doing. Molding a top like this is not an easy thing to accomplish. The other stitching and fabrication is done to period quality so this was not your average GI butcher job. Quite a nice find I would say! Jerry Burney
 

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Paolo, Thanks for the interesting variation of the standard P-08 holster.

I would guess from the circular stitching on the closure strap this may have been done by Swiss Saddler. Certainly it is proffesionally done by someone who knew what he was doing. Molding a top like this is not an easy thing to accomplish. The other stitching and fabrication is done to period quality so this was not your average GI butcher job. Quite a nice find I would say! Jerry Burney
 
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