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Posted is an second example of a previous shown rare holster which was one of 5 imported from the Ukriane. This one is of the 3 known in country at that time. Acquired from a local seller for less than the cost of a P.38 magazine , I simply had to inform the seller just what he had sold AFTER I had purchased the holster. Reportedly came from a series of P.38's imported from Austria approximately 15 years ago. Trust you will enjoy a not too common variation of both pistol and holster.

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Excellent photographs and presentation of hard shell police P38 holster and police E/F, byf/44, dual tone, P38. Do you know what the 0/0750/0111 under the P38 means?
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Basically it's a contract number which was explained by Joe Wotka in Auto Mag some few years ago. I would have to look it up again to explain exactly what it all means but as I remember, the first set of numbers is the type of item , the next set of numbers is the war district in which firm is located and the last set on numbers refer to the contract let from that district. These "contract numbers" were initialed sometime in 1943/44 for fear that the code system , previously employed, was compromised and would lead the enemy to determine just where certain items were being manufactured. How or why this would apply for justification to a holster manufacturer regarding whether or not the enemy knew where they were being made escapes me. Either it was applied in a non-systematic fashion or was ignored by most others as only a few examples of such contract numbers are known on holsters whereas more 1944/45 dated holster are found than contract numbers applied on similar or same items.
 
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