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Hello all
Can anyone tell from this photo if this is a Rast -Gasser or Steyr-Hahn holster.The caption reads "The Eastern Theatre of War, Austro- Hungarian Ambulance Dog at Work".
Thanks in advance
Ed.R


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It is a Gasser holster with characteristic flat bottom. WW I Steyr hahn holster has clip compartment.
 

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Hoba is, no doubt, correct. The Austrian military issued a flat-bottom hardshell holster without a clip compartment; I was of the impression that this pattern holster was use during WWI.

On closer look, it appears that the holster pictured is suspended by a shoulder strap; to my knowledge, neither the holster that hoba refers to nor mine were issued with shoulder strap fittings.
 

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Hello everyone,
this is a standard Rast-Gasser (M.98) revolver holster, of the shoulder strap variety, which was quite common. The cartridge box for 8mm revolver cartridges can also be seen (on the belt, above holster). A nice photo!
With kind regards,
Jani
 
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