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Hello:

This is my first post. I would like to start by saying what great opportunity to enjoy the collecting hobby and share knowledge with other enthusiasts! Havin said that I have attached photos of a recently accuired Sauer 38H, # 438,816 eagle 37, which is in very nice shape. The price was very attractive and the gun came with two identical magazines and a brown holster that appears to have been with the gun for some time. The grips are unfortunately reproductions I purchased

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117.72KB, as the originals were broken in multiple places. I know the pistol is later war German, but what is the holster? I have looked very very hard, and there are absolutley no markings on it anywhere. Any information about this holster would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for a wonderful site!
Sincerely, Aaron Cline
 

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Your holster is one that is found, and designed , for the MAB Model D or the FN M1922 in the 1941 time frame. It is a all leather commercial holster with no markings observed which later versions were made of ersatz material in both brown and black. Numerous other pistols have been identified with this holster but basically , whatever fit in was deemed acceptable for that purpose.
 

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Your holster is one that is found, and designed , for the MAB Model D or the FN M1922 in the 1941 time frame. It is a all leather commercial holster with no markings observed which later versions were made of ersatz material in both brown and black. Numerous other pistols have been identified with this holster but basically , whatever fit in was deemed acceptable for that purpose.
 

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Aaron,
As you probably know, the original grips are much more shiney than the repros. If you have or have access to a dremel tool with a small muslin wheel on it, there is a bar type polish for plastics that makes them shine like originals!! You have to take it slow though or they will melt.....I have done this numerous times when I couldn't get original grips. I always have a spare pair of 38H originals because many of the guns I have come across are beautiful except for the crack caused by overtightening!! There is really no support behind the screw.


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Aaron,
As you probably know, the original grips are much more shiney than the repros. If you have or have access to a dremel tool with a small muslin wheel on it, there is a bar type polish for plastics that makes them shine like originals!! You have to take it slow though or they will melt.....I have done this numerous times when I couldn't get original grips. I always have a spare pair of 38H originals because many of the guns I have come across are beautiful except for the crack caused by overtightening!! There is really no support behind the screw.


Dave
 
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WOW! I just registered and have already found what I was hoping to find. I have an identical pistol serial 445816 which my father claimed to have "liberated" from an Austrian POW at the end of the war. My only problem is that the original grips are gone, replaced by some horrible wooden monstrosities carved from redwood. Does anyone know where I could find replacement grips? Thanks
Oh, BTW, I have a similar holster, brown with the marking G.J.Ensink&Co. over the word Ohrdruf, and both clips. The holster is a shoulder type which places the weapon under the wearers arm with the straps running over one shoulder and across the back.
Any ideas as to the value of these things?
 
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