LP08 Ari Artillery Luger pistol 1913 Prototype Leather Holster Stock-carrier.
Phenomenally Rare (repro) Prototype Luger Artillery Holster/Stock Holster.
Heavy grain brown Leather front and flap with internal pouches for
four magazines. Backside is smooth leather with belt loops.
Designed to carry the experimental one-piece Artillery Wood Holster/Stock
made for the first Artillery Luger prototypes.
This holster is also featured on pg.992 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols
by Joachim Gortz & Dr Geoffrey Sturgess.
Designed to carry:-
1 1913 Luger Artillery prototype wood Shoulder stock.
1 Stripping/Loading tool compartment.
1 Swivel top cleaning rod.
An Extremely rare and very well constructed holster. Worn from the hip.
Note: Accessories not included - but available from our store.
LIMITED PRODUCTION Numbers 1-20 Supplied "With Certificate of Manufacture".
Attached are several photo examples of an Original 1913 Prototype Stock and
Imperial units wearing the newly supplied rigs .
NOTE: the pebble grain leather surface finish compared to the 1916 LP08 smooth
Leather Holster and shoulder stock rigs. It is not reported but many of the earlier
rigs were made from Horse-hide (skins) and not cowhide as was originally thought
or documented. Cavalry led horse units were extensively used in WW1 and in the
Trenches etc. Hides were removed from the dead horse carcasses and horse meat
fed to the serving soldiers.