RARE, French Foreign Legion & WW2 Era Tan/ Sand Leather Holster For Large Frame MAB Semi Automatic Service Pistols

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The French Foreign Legion used MAB (Manufacturre d' Armes d' Bayonne) Semi Automatic Pistols as side arms. The weapons were used by the French during WW2 and captured weapons were used by the Germans after the occupation of France. This is a rare Foreign Legion holster for Large Frame MAB pistols. The holster itself measures 9" x 6 1/4"x 1 1/4" not including the belt loop hanger. The holster is in excellent condition with all leather and stitching intact. The leather is sand/ tan colouredand has a full flap cover with side quick draw flap which has a steel strap bar attached. The muzzle end of the holster is holed for thigh cord and reinforced with brass ring. The front aspect of the holster has a magazine carrier. The open top of the carrier is covered when the flap is closed. The rear of the holster has brass rivets and a reinforced tab which supports a steel hanging ring and 2 1/2" leather belt loop with small steel ring.

This has been stamped with the German mark:

Swastika and eagle

Dresden 1942

Condition: Excellent leather, stitching and rivets