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The Luger was the typical sidearm of the German army during World War I and continued to be used throughout World War II. This example is dated 1917 and includes the leather holster. Scratched into the holster flap is "A. Rice" which probably reflects the capture of the holster and pistol by an American or British soldier. Throughout both World Wars the Luger was one of the most sought after souvenirs by American soldiers.
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- Tennessee State Library & Archives
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- Luger pistol. 1917. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll29/id/944. (Accessed October 20, 2019.)
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- (1917) Luger pistol. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll29/id/944
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll29/id/944>.