Original German WWII Named Walther P.38 Black Hardshell Holster by Kromolowski & Söhne of Radom

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Just purchased from a private collector, this is a very nice WWII issue Black Hardshell holster for the standard issue Walther P38 pistol, complete with correct period markings. It even has the name Juch written in white paint on the underside of the lid.

The back of the holster is marked on the right side with the a strong P.38 stamping, which are often very faint. To the far left is the three letter code lyo, indicating manufacture by Kromolowski & Söhne Lederwarenfabrik (Leatherware Factory), located in Radom, Poland. Located in occupied Poland, this was a known manufacturer of P.38 holsters during the later war period. To the left of this marking is a very nice Waffenamt WaA11 inspection stamp, the same stamp seen on other holsters by this maker.

The holster is is complete and in very good condition, showing the expected wear from moderate service. The black exterior finish is still mostly intact, and the stitching all looks to be intact and all original, with no repairs or popped seams. The metal hardware shows minimal oxidation. There is a bit of cracking on the securing strap for the lid.

This is a great WWII marked example of a P.38 holster, and would make the perfect accessory for a P.38 pistol that no longer has its holster. Ready to display!

The Walther Pistole 38 (P.38) pistol was first introduced in 1938 as a replacement for the P.08. The P.38 was a more cost-efficient and more reliable in war conditions such as mud and rain. The P.08 was a typical prewar German gun, over engineered to perfection, with a sensitive toggle breech system that would malfunction when dirt was involved. The P.38 was a workhorse that did just what it was meant to do. It could handle most harsh battlefield conditions and as such the closed hardshell holster was discontinued later in the war and replaced for a partially open softshell holster. During the War close around 900,000 were produced, so the holsters were also produced in large quantities.

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