Regarding the Rare transitional P.08/P.38 version, Ex+ holster on e bay, perhaps the final selling price will determine what it truly is.
With all due respect to everyone, and after looking at different pictures of holsters, and inspecting my own P38 & Luger holsters, I still think it is a cut Luger holster for the following reason.
No question it started off as a P08 holster as it is so marked. After I looked real close at the picture of this holster, no question that the magazine pouch has a slight slant at the base as P38 holsters have. However, look at the way the magazine pouch at the base is stitched to the holster. It is stitched straight across and not at an angle like P38 holsters are stitched. If the magazine pouch was truly for a P38, I would think that it would have to be stitched at an angle to accommodate the slant or angle of the feed lips of a P38 magazine. In the picture below, the base of the pouch appears to be stretched to form the slant.
My guess is that someone formed the magazine pouch to accommodate a P38 magazine and cut the top of the magazine pouch so the magazine would fit in the P08 holster. This can easily be done by inserting a magazine into a water soaked magazine pouch and that would expand the pouch and thus put the slight angle on the bottom of the pouch.
If the extra magazine pouch was truly for a P38 magazine, I would think that it would have been stitched at an angle in the same manner as when the magazine pouch is stitched on a P38 holster to accommodate the magazine.
Yet, I am not an expert on this matter and that is why I questioned it. Will be interesting to see what the holster sells for on e bay.
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