imo it a repro.stiching is to clean.
looks Post war to me. Repo???
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
I don't like the Waa stamp it is very typical to what you see on repo's such as sold by IMA etc it could be alright as jwa did make them but I have my doubts. All original jwa and bla codes I have saw had pebbled leather and not smooth. timothy
I agree with the posters above. Looks like a reproduction for a reenactor.
Thank you for replies.
To be honest, I don't have a problem with this soft shell P38 holster......
4 stands for 44 and was pretty normal for 44 dated material, jwa checks out
I would like to see a closeup of the WaA stamp however
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Remember fellas, just because its minty doesn't necessarily mean its a repro. I have a KM ammo pouch for a K98 in pristine shape with bright white thread and crisp pebbled leather. I would post an image but only if the original poster of this thread says its ok. I don't want to be disrespectful and step on his thread without permission
Keep in mind, I am not saying this holster is original, I'm just saying things can be original and mint.
Here's a soft shell P38 holster marked JWA (Moritz Stecher) . There's no pebbling on this one.
Perhaps another example to compare to in the same detail?......of a more used example would shed some light on the "style of stitching"..and tailored cut of the leather. I dont collect holsters..but Im not ready to trash this example until more research can prove otherwise. Regards Larry
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