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Old 01-18-2019, 03:07 PM
grumpa72 grumpa72 is offline
 
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Default Enger-Kress M3 holster

I recently saw an Enger-kress that looked to near perfect, as in almost new. There was the usual "US" and "Enger-Kress" stamped on the back but no date. my questions are:

1. are there reproductions of the E-K holster out there?
2. are all E-K holsters dated? I have seen 1943 and 1944.

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Old 01-18-2019, 08:07 PM
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There are unissued or at least unused specimens out there and not all are dated. I have one that's undated and that never had a pistol in it. It's a very light, natural leather color. Most of the repros I've seen are dyed darker to look like the more common used ones you typically see.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:38 AM
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thebearpack,

Thank you for those comments. So you have seen E-K M3 holsters? Hmmm. I need to go back and find the one I had seen and see if I can verify its age or authenticity.

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Old 01-19-2019, 09:55 AM
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Here's mine. Undated EK in unissued condition:







And here's a typical repro on Ebay, dyed to look like a typical used specimen: https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-WW2-M3-C...CtZw:rk:2:pf:0

Finally, here's what I believe is a nice original but used version on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-US-M3-...QRiu:rk:9:pf:0
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:59 AM
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Thank you. Good ebay links. The one I had seen certainly looks like yours, almost made yesterday.
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