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vlim

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Japanese holster
« on: October 16, 2015, 06:35:42 PM »
This holster is on its way to me, I stumbled across it on a local advertising site, where it was misidentified.

I have to check which pistol fits best, M1914 or M1934 or possibly an M1910, but the holster itself looks like its in good shape, and most probably of Japanese origin.

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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 07:45:32 PM »
It certainly looks the right age but what makes you think it is Japanese.  I wouldn't know ... just curious.  Also looking forward to your fit analysis.

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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 07:55:47 PM »
I agree that it looks Japanese. It does not have the rings on the back that I would expect to see. Waiting to hear what it fits.
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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2015, 03:57:08 PM »
I concur that it appears to be a Japanese style.  Normally see rings as Burgess mentioned.  I can see the imprint of what could be a Japanese Type 94 in  the backside leather.  I believe the Japanese Officers had to purchase there own pistols so perhaps a custom holster is not out of line.  I suspect Type 94, Browning 1910, Mauser 7.65 1-14/34, or perhaps even a Colt .32 auto could all fit.....the question is which one was carried in this holster the first time it was used!  Let us know.  Nice find!

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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 08:35:59 AM »
Well, the hoster arrived, it definitely has age to it, and after a fitting test, using a Mauser 1910/34, a Mauser 1914 and a Mauser 1934, I can conclude that all fit very well in this holster.

As discussed above, these holsters were used to carry just about any pocket pistol that would fit it.

Attached some photos of the fitting session.

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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2015, 08:38:27 AM »
Some more shots.

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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 07:47:35 PM »
Congrats!  Looks like a great, well-made holster and the fit is ideal.  Curious if you have a type 94 to try in it?  Just curious.  Enjoy!

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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 07:34:41 AM »
Sorry, no type 94 available, but I can test fit it with a Colt 1903 as well, should also work well.

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Re: Japanese holster
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2015, 02:03:59 AM »
Shure is a great and cool holster, looks in very good shape too...
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