Original WWII Era German Military Hard Shell Black Leather Holster for the German Luger P08 Pistol - Marked: bml/41 WaA918 Waffenampt - Nice Condition. The holster is marked "bml/41" with a Waffenampt WaA918 and P08 on the Rear. There are no other markings.The markings are clear and readable. The holster is used, see photo's for Condition. Considering it's age, it is in Nice Condition. The leather is soft and supple, no rips, holes or tears.
There are a couple of pin holes on the flap, probably from some insignia that was removed. There is evidence of a vintage repair to the top of the magazine pouch. The stiching is all intact and not fraying.
The pull strap, to help remove the gun, is present. It has the spare magazine pouch on the side of the holster and it has the pocket for the break down tool under the flap.
A nice condition WWII Hard Shell Holster showing honest use but not abused. The bml marking is for Fabrik Fur Heeresausruestung, made in 1941. If you are a collector, you know the Nice Condition WWII Hardshell Holsters are RARE and difficult to find. Don't miss your chance to add this one to your collection.
This would be a welcomed addition to any WWII Collection or just to have a home for your captured P08 Luger. See Anthony Vanderlinden's book "Holsters and Shoulder Stocks of the World" page 131. Check out my other items. The item "WWII German Black Leather Holster for Luger P08 Pistol bml/41 WaA918 Original" is in sale since Friday, July 08, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.