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This came from a collector estate with a byf 43 P38. I didn't pay anything for it; the seller found it in a box of stuff after I bought the pistol and shipped it. It is somewhat "backwards" from the standard P38 softshell holster in that the stud is on the top flap with the tab coming up versus the normal arrangement of the tab being on the top flap. It smells like old leather, has clearly molded to the shape of a P38 inside, has some age cracking on points of stress, and the markings are of the correct type for the maker as far as I can tell with online research (jln 1944 and WaA145). Help from folks who know more than me deeply welcome; I am thinking this is a transitional piece from hardshell to softshell P38 (the German hi-power and PPK holsters, as well as many smaller autos are in this configuration)??? Any information appreciated!