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Can anyone identify please? Steyr Hahn perhaps?

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    Hi,

    In the UK, Police destroy firearms that they are made aware of but occasionally leave the holsters.

    This holster suffered such a fate and I have no idea exactly which pistol fits it.

    Can anyone please advise.

    I have seen only a small number of holsters with two clipper pockets.


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    Also can anyone throw light on this holster?

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    Approx values would be good too (if I am allowed to ask).

    I hope someone can help as I have struggled to find much info on these relics.

    Thanks in anticipation.

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    I believe it's for the Bavarian contract Steyr-Hahn pistols. One order placed in 1916 the second in 1918. No idea as to price.

    Best regards,
    Len

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    Quote by len s View Post
    I believe it's for the Bavarian contract Steyr-Hahn pistols. One order placed in 1916 the second in 1918. No idea as to price.

    Best regards,
    Len
    Hi Len and thank you for the reply.

    Sorry if I sound dense but I am a little confused, here.

    Are you saying that the second holster is also for a Steyr Hahn?

    Or are you saying that the Bavarian holster of the design of the first one, was ordered on two occasions from the makers - One order placed in 1916 and the second order placed in 1918.

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    The first holster is the one I was refering to. No idea what #2 is for. Both Bavarian contracts used the same holster (#1). Sorry for not being clear.

    Regards,
    Len

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    Hi Len. No apologies needed and thanks for the info.

    Was it the Bavarian Police that placed the order or was it the army, would you know?

    Any way of finding this info?

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    Bavarian Army. It may be maker marked "AWM" at the base of the closure strap.

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    Hi Habicht and thanks for that.

    Unfortunately no Makers Marks are visible.

    Looking closer at the other one it has 'Bull Dog Regd' inscribed on the button.

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    Amazingly a piece of card has just emerged from the deceased's belongings which appears to detail the Pistol, as follows:-

    Pistol Modell 12(0)

    Make Österreichische Waffenfabrik

    Method of operation - Locked breech hammer fitted recoil action with breech load

    Capacity - 8 Rounds

    Markings left of slide P-08 Steyr 1916 - 1918

    No 12548

    Ammunition 9mm Parabellum

    Capacity in Magazine - 8 Rounds

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    Yes, it seems the holster did hold a Bavarian Army Steyr-Hahn. The 1918 date and the serial # without a letter suffix would confirm that. The additional "P08" marking indicates it was later taken into Nazi police service and coverted from the original caliber to 9mm Parabellum. I recently saw a similar rig at a local antique shop. The holsters are definitely hard to find , good score!

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    Any ideas on Value?

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