The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 20, 2013, 04:43 PM   #1
Join Date: January 26, 2013
Posts: 40
Got lucky with this ewx 1943 for P.38

I did not have a vintage holster for my P.38 AC-43 until i got a hold of one few weeks ago. Hard to find 100% original holster for P.38 here in Norway because the army reworked them for nato belt.
Well i got my hand on a reworked, and removed the natobelthook to maybee find some old markings of the producer...
Got lucky - it was a ewx 1943 with WaA195

(WaA195 ewx F. u. K. Voegels Köln 1942, 44)

Same production year as my AC-43

I will rework it back with the original mount for leather belt - i hope the old owner Ünteroffizer Klose will smile at me from up above...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Kopi av IMG_1433.jpg (192.7 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg Kopi av IMG_1436.jpg (72.5 KB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg Kopi av IMG_1432.jpg (190.3 KB, 30 views)
Gebirg is offline  
Old March 20, 2013, 06:47 PM   #2
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 24,193
Nice pistol and nice holster.

Jim K
James K is offline  
Old March 20, 2013, 07:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: December 20, 2008
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 2,863
I like to see WWII guns with some wear, because you almost know for sure that they did something. Nice setup.

In case you don't know, you got whats called a "hardshell" holster. The later softshell type brings less and is more common. Did you bother to lookup the maker to see if they're a rare maker? You never know.

I know I feel good to get something like that, let alone how you must feel over there. Great work.
Winchester 73, the TFL user that won the west
Winchester_73 is offline  
Old March 21, 2013, 12:05 AM   #4
Join Date: January 26, 2013
Posts: 40
Thanks, This maker is maybe a little bit rare - they only exist for 2-3 years, between 1942 and 44.
This holster is hardshell as you say, and the German user is written in the hood as you can see. below at the barrel end on the holster, there is a small hole/ring - dont know if this is for loop, in case of water inside etc...
Gebirg is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04928 seconds with 8 queries