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This just doesn't seem right!

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Dear All:

On e bay, there is a German holster that the seller is claiming it is a Luger holster Rare transitional P.08/P.38 version. See below.


To me it looks like a cut down 1941 Luger holster! I know a Luger fits in a P38 holster but I would say that trying to remove it from the holster when on you belt as a side arm would be very difficult! I think what is being sold is a fake!

Below is my question and sellers response! Seems like a nice enough guy.


Dear blcman,

Dear Friend: Was just wondering where you found the information on this holster stating that it is a transitional? I would be interested in reading any publication that you may have that states this as I am a avid Luger & P38 collector. It appears to me that someone cut the top 3/4" of the spare magazine leather so a P38 magazine would fit ruined a nice 1941 Luger holster.


Hello: That would be a person's first thoughts, however; I sent photos to Gene Bender and he agreed with my assessment. He kept the photos and I gave him permission to use in his next book dealing with just such holsters. I am certain that he would happy to confirm this to you if you wish to contact him. The most telling aspect of this holster is that the spare mag pouch is a P.38 pouch and not a modified P.08 pouch. I assure you that it left the factory in this configuration. I think it would be an asset to any P.38 collection. However, if you buy it and are not satisfied with it, send it back for a refund. Thanks for your interest. Bill



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Re the holster on Ebay.

In my collection is one Navy marked holster that has the wide magazine pouch for the P38, holster is dated 1939 WaA101 eagle over M.

It is my opinion that the Germans recycled the Po8 holster's to conform to the P38 magazine and pistol rather than do away with excess leather goods.

The leather makers took great pains to pick up the old stitch holes of the P08 pouch as from the inside their is only one set of stiching holes with exception to the ones at the top that are still evident from the Po8 pouch.

So in short my holster is not bogus. I can post photo's if requested but the example will be the same as Jcoe's photo's.
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