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Old 03-21-2020, 10:37 AM
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Trying to stay out of public venues the last few days to avoid the Kung Flu and as a consequence being bored out of my mind, I decided to take some pictures of some of my stuff focusing on handguns and their accompanying holsters used by Germany in both world wars. I am pretty OCD about acquiring as many of the original accessories for my military firearms as I can find and afford. In some instances, the holsters tend to be harder to find than the guns themselves.


So without further ado, here are the few that I have managed to collect the appropriate holsters for so far:
1916 DWM LP08 "Artillery" Luger and a 1916 C96 Mauser "Broomhandle"



1937 Mauser S/42 Luger



1941 Femaru Mod37. From the first Luftwaffe Contract. The holster is the tropical model commonly used by the Afrika Corps and note the wear on the gun's bluing shows it has spent a considerable amount of time in a holster of this type.


1942 "S" block Polish Radom VIS Mod35.



1944 no suffix Mauser byf 44.


1944 "a" block Walther ac44


1944 "w" block Spreewerk cyq

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Old 03-21-2020, 11:21 AM
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More great stuff from the Highpower museum. Thanks for sharing!
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Wow! So awesome!
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Must be fun playing with them
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Was thinking of doing the same with some of my repertoire. Haven't posted any real new pics of anything in a long while.
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Nice! The period holsters have really gone up in price the last few years.
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Nice collection!

I hope you know not to store the guns in the holsters.

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really digging the femaru rig with the afrika korps holster. The craftsman ship on the first contract('41) is second to none. Excellent frame to slide fitment. Unfortunately the second contract('43) in my observation of 1 example is akin to a usgi 1911. and you gotta love the 3 letter manufacture codes.
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Was thinking of doing the same with some of my repertoire. Haven't posted any real new pics of anything in a long while.
Glad you were bored. I've been thinking of doing something similar with a twist: "Builds From the Khyber Pass" PAX
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Great! I was going to do the same with pic's but I've been busy pulling scrub oak stumps.

Hopefully I'll get some time later in the month.
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Trying to stay out of public venues the last few days to avoid the Kung Flu and as a consequence being bored out of my mind, I decided to take some pictures of some of my stuff focusing on handguns and their accompanying holsters used by Germany in both world wars. I am pretty OCD about acquiring as many of the original accessories for my military firearms as I can find and afford. In some instances, the holsters tend to be harder to find than the guns themselves.
What??? No occupation Hi-Power P35 / 9mm Pistole 640(b)'s???
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What??? No occupation Hi-Power P35 / 9mm Pistole 640(b)'s???
Believe me, I am trying to find one that I can afford. Also looking for a Chinese contract Inglis to go with my Commonwealth collection.
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Believe me, I am trying to find one that I can afford. Also looking for a Chinese contract Inglis to go with my Commonwealth collection.
I have ONE in my Hi Power collection.
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I need to take out my Broomhandle one of these days and really dig in to ID exactly what it is. My brief look, it is a dang near perfectly pristine wartime commercial.

Very cool collection, excellent to see. Thanks!
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That's cool - which side of Khyber Pass?
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Nice, I am a big fan of the broomhandle. I also have a Walther PP with a holster, but I can't find any marks on it. The pistol is from 1938.
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I salivate while waiting for SVT40 and Pitfighter to show us a few of their collection.

Here is my standard bad pic of some Nazi Hi Powers and Radoms



The Stocked Hi Power is a Canadian Inglis - otherwise the others all have waffenamts on them - including the bubba'd Radoms.
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I salivate while waiting for SVT40 and Pitfighter to show us a few of their collection.

Here is my standard bad pic of some Nazi Hi Powers and Radoms.

The Stocked Hi Power is a Canadian Inglis - otherwise the others all have waffenamts on them - including the bubba'd Radoms.
Ha!! Them are some nice looking pistols!!
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This made me giggle, "cockney rhyming slang" has a different translation for this ^



On the German collection front, I have some old German blades:

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