Thanks curly1 for the info. I'm going to have to get that book. Any idea where it can be found?
As to the holsters: I've only ever see the style which Like_Old-Guns for sale but have never seen the CZ27 style for the CZ70 offered before. I'll have to post a request for one in the WTB section.
On my first trip to Czechoslovakia in 1981 I paid close attention to the police and border guards' weapons and holsters. Thinking back I remember seeing the CZ27 style holsters which you referred to and now believe they must have been carrying CZ50 handguns in them because I heard that they (border guards/soldiers) used the CZ50 as well as the CZ52 and VZ61 Skorpion. I actually saw one guard/soldier wearing a BDU holding a Skorpion while standing along the tracks as the train entered the CSSR near Breclav from Austria.
On my last trip there while leaving for West Germany, I saw another soldier/guard in BDU's at the Cheb train station carrying what looked like a larger version of the CZ27 holster. I'm thinking now that holster must have been carrying a CZ52 pistol.
I couldn't tell which handgun the passport control officers were carrying due to the style of their uniforms which concealed all but the lower tip of the leather holsters which jutted out.