Prototype stockThis type of holster-stock was probably used in the first acceptance tests. The solution was not retained and these stocks are today very rare collectible items.Standard Imperial Holster.The standard LP08 holster. It was officially adopted on May, 5th 1914. The holster is attached to a stock (see 1915 Mars holster).Eugen Huber - 1915 AWM/1/15 Holster.This is considered a rare variation and only a few have been encountered up to know. This specific sample is associated to a magazine pouch from Eugen Huber too and marked AWM/1/15.Mars - 1915 Pebble Grain soft holster.Another rare variation produced by the “Mars” Fabrik fur Militar-Effekten. Mars was listed from 1910 to 1920 as a manufacturer and reseller of "novelties", military accessories and accouterments for reservists at two different addresses in Berlin. In this photo it is possible to appreciate the complete set with stock.
The Turkish holster for Artillery Luger are among the rarest holster variation. Very high quality of the workmanship and soft leather for this nice sample of WWI holster. The holster is stamped with a Tunghra. Black Turkish Holster.Another sample of great Turkish workmanship.The 28th, June 1919 the Treaty of Versailles is signed and ratified on January 10, 1920. It forbade the production of 9mm pistols with shoulder stock and/or barrels greater than 4 inches (101 mm).The Artillery Luger is formally forbidden and for this reason most of the holster were reduced to fit with the standard P08.The rare Artillery Luger made by Mauser under French control are often associated to high quality holsters. Here three samples are proposed.Note that the first holster has a metal web belt hanger to be used with the USA belt model 1936 and 1943 in use in the French Forces.More information on the P08 and LP08 production under French control can be found here:The Parabellum is back! 1945 - 2000.