5/21/20 - This is an original 1943 dated P.38 holster from WW2. The back of the holster is waffen proofed, WaA23, "bml" maker stamped, and dated. The markings are somewhat faded yet still visible. All original stitching is in tact as is the leather. The leather has normal pliability and some normal wrinkling. Clean interior leather with secure lift strap. Guaranteed original and authentic.