Mark, Yes, Very nice! Accoutrements are many times much more rare than the actual pistol. I guess I'll have to try and find one of these someday.
Ron, you've heard about the wishing game...wish in one hand, Ship Higher In Transit in the other and see which one fills up first? I kick myself frequently about not buying something I should have but then we get into Chinese philosophy...Old Chinese proverb, Can't shoulda done nothin... Jerry Burney
Klause, vielen vielen Dank! Ich möchte irgendwann einen kleinen phamphlet auf dem deutschen Luger Kordel schreiben. Ich habe Material und Fotos für 15 Jahre gesammelt. Ich habe viele Fotos deutscher Soldaten benutzend die Luger Kordel. Ich habe auch 6 ursprüngliche WW1 Ausgabe Kordeln. Ich habe keine P-38 Kordel noch aber darf noch accross Ein an einem vernünftigen Preis kommen... Dank sehr viel mein Freund! Jerry
Klaus, Görtz also mentions an Allgemeine Heeresmitteilung dated 22nd Nov. 1935, as well as the Heeres-Verordnungsblatt of 15th July 1941 on the subject.
Reckendorf cites the fist Allgemeine Heeresmitteilung dated 9th Nov. 1935 concerning the lanyard and the Oberkommando Order dated 5th July 1941, but also adds that "There were a number of different types of lanyard for the Models P 08 and P 38".
Could you therefore explain the basis of the assertion that the lanyard depicted above is the official version as mentioned in these Heeresmitteilungen?
I looked at my copies of the Allgem. Heeresmitteilungen and I found the 22. Nov. 1935 dated but not this from Oberkommando dated 41. And I have the one I mentioned above which shows the P38 lanyard. In the Allgem. Heeresmitteilungen dated 22. Nov. 1935 is the lanyard designated "Pistolengurt". There is also described how it was used and that at one end is a spring-hook/snap-hook. The lanyard was only used by mounted soldiers. I hope you understand my poor English. I would send you the copies I have and some photos of lanyards. But you must send me your email because I´m unable to send photos to gunboard. Regards from Germany.
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