P38 Holsters

Two types of P38 holsters were produced during world war 2; hardshell and softshell. You can clearly see the difference from the picture below. Hardshell holsters were produced from 1939 up to 1943. After 1943, mainly softshell holsters were manufactured. All wartime P.38 holsters have the same hanging system, consisting of two belt loops. The closure strap can be down or upwards. All P.38 holster are marked with P.38 on the back and most of them are stamped with the secret code of the manufacturer.

Softshell hardshell holster for the P38

Below is a list of all P38 holster manufacturers. This list is probably not complete…please email me if you have any additional information.

P38 Lanyards

The Germans produced a lanyard for the P38 during the 2nd world war. These are also depicted in the P38 manual from that time. Original lanyards are very rare and highly sought after by collectors. A few variations of these lanyards exist.

Below you can see pictures of an original wartime lanyard.