6/27/17 - This is an original Ersatz "paper" Mauser HSc holster from late WW2. These holsters were made as the Germans were running out of leather, and still needed holsters, so they developed these pressed paper holsters, known as Ersatz holsters. This holster is in excellent condition with nice shape, and very firm material that lacks cracking or damage. The interior leather is very clean. The stitching is all original an excellent. The only flaw is a small hole in the back belt loop. Guaranteed original.