HISTORIC WWII .45 CALIBER PISTOL HOLSTERS PAIR FROM U.S. & NAZI GERMANY

wwii pistol holstersThis is a historic pair of authentic World War II handgun holsters, one from a U.S. soldier and one from a German Nazi. The German holster was a "spoils of war" prize taken from a European battlefield by the American soldier who owned the U.S. holster!

The U.S. WWII Enger-Kress leather shoulder holster for a military service M1911A1 Colt 45 caliber handgun has a few markings, including a hand-etched L 3183 on the front to the lower left of the stamped embossed U.S. decoration. wwii usaf shoulder holsterThat combination is also stamped on two areas of the holster strap. The strap appears to have been modified by the serviceman who used it, as there is a small piece of leather cut away at the upper left of the embossed U.S. decoration. I believe this was done either to make drawing the pistol easier, or making it so the finger could reach the trigger while holstered, or both. Some dark wear marks inside the holster show where the original pistol was held.

The 1941 WWII German military leather belt holster appears to hold an equivalent .45 caliber pistol. It has the stamp ftc 1941 followed by the eagle atop swastika (with eagle's head facing his right shoulder) and the Waffenamt code WaA 182. There are no other stamps or markings. Some dark wear marks inside the holster show where the original pistol was held.

Both gun holsters are in surprisingly good condition for their age and use. The leather is not cracking or brittle, and the holsters feels like it they have many years of use left in them. The leather and snaps have been untouched. By untouched, we mean not cleaned. We usually clean everything we offer, but considering the historical value of this holster, I wanted any possible war residue to remain intact.

These holsters radiate an aura of real history, and handling them gives you a very strange and special feeling. The original owner of the U.S. holster probably shot the owner of the German holster, and for this reason, we will offer them only as a pair. Though this might not be the most practical thing to do, we feel really weird about breaking them up (so please don't ask).

Colt 1911A1 WWII Holster
Colt 1911A1 WWII Holster
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Excellent Original WW2 U.S. .45 Holster Made by Sears in 1942
Excellent Original WW2 U.S. .45 Holster Made by Sears in 1942
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WWII GERMAN POLICE HOLSTER FOR SAUER 38H & MAUSER 1934 PISTOLS-GREAT MARKINGS
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WWII .38 Victory Revolver Holster
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WWII M1916 Leather Holster Milwaukee Saddlery Co. 1944 Colt 1911
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WWII GERMAN P38 PISTOL BREAKAWAY HOLSTER-cey 4-ORIGINAL-1944-EXCELLENT
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WWII WWI GERMAN P08 LUGER HOLSTER USED
WWII WWI GERMAN P08 LUGER HOLSTER USED
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WWII U.S. ARMY GRATON & KNIGHT RUSSET LEATHER HOLSTER FOR A COLT 1911 .45 CAL
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US WW2 M1916 Colt 1911 .45 Holster
$22.50 (9 Bids)
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WWII GERMAN HOLSTER FOR ASTRA 300 PISTOL-EXCELLENT-PEBBLE GRAIN-1944-NICE MARKIN
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Original 1941 Dated German WW2 Luger P08 Pistol Holster No Reserve!
Original 1941 Dated German WW2 Luger P08 Pistol Holster No Reserve!
$142.50 (21 Bids)
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ORIGINAL WW II P37 FEMARU HOLSTER CANVAS AND LEATHER
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$112.50 (2 Bids)
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WW2 US M1916 Leather Holster For Colt 1911 Warren Leather Goods + belt ammo pouc
WW2 US M1916 Leather Holster For Colt 1911 Warren Leather Goods + belt ammo pouc
$74.95
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Original WWII 1942 COLT 45 LEATHER HOLSTER MADE BY SEARS With West Point Medal
Original WWII 1942 COLT 45 LEATHER HOLSTER MADE BY SEARS With West Point Medal
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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