Original 1941-dated World War 2 German Wehrmacht/Waffen Elite/Luftwaffe "hard-shell" leather P. This is a genuine hard-shell holster for a Walther P38 pistol. It was manufactured in 1941 by Carl Weiss Lederwarenfabrik in Braunschweig (Brunswick). It is in good condition and the internal lifting strap is intact. The holster is stamped on the reverse with a maker's mark and WaA stamp.
I bought this item over 25 years ago from a store in Virginia, USA; the proprietor told me only that it came in a job-lot from an American WW2 vet, but didnt go into any more detail about it. Looking at it, I think it has been repaired at some point; the belt loops have been replaced (I think) and there are 4 small holes on the reverse which (according to the chap I bought it from) are commensurate with it having been fitted with a. On attachment to make it wearable on a WW2 US webbing pistol-belt. Apparently this practice occurred a lot, as US GI's were mad for P. If that was in fact the case, the American fitting has long gone and 2 belt loops have been sewn back on.
There is probably a fascinating story there, but I guess we'll never know. I intended to use it in my Fallschirmjaeger impression when I used to do WW2 German re-enactment, but never got around to it and now its time to move it on, as I no longer do German stuff. And feel free to make me a (sensible) offer. The holster is NOT pristine and unissued - if you're the sort of person that believes pristine, unissued equipment exists 75-80 years after the end of a World War, then please go elsewhere for your kit and unicorns.
This item has been issued and used. Finally, it may take a while for me to dispatch your item - I work 24/7 shifts in my day job, so I'm not always around when the rest of the world is awake. The item "World War 2 WW2 WWII German Hard-shell P. 38 holster, Original, good condition" is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Uniforms". The seller is "xscaferacer" and is located in Bristol. This item can be shipped worldwide.