variations in Yugoslavia m57 holsters in pictures.

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variations in Yugoslavia m57 holsters in pictures.

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As my first post in Russian pistols I offer a photo essay on five types of Yugoslavia m57 m70a pistol holsters along with a few word of my own on the topic.
I know of a sixth and have pictures of it but I saved them at a different time. Long before the thought of doing this ever crossed my mind.
I will do a word description next to a similar holster. Hope to add the sixth at a later date.
These are not in official order of issue. I sorted them how I thought they were issued .
All comments are welcome.
And to the pictures.

Edit: due to difficulty in uploads i will post each holster one at a time.
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I also found my notes I wrote on each.
Variation #1 Stud post. closure tab sewed to inside flap
single wide belt loop. 2 rivets. 2 rows of stitching.
mag pocket. internal cleaning rod slot.
holster body made from two pieces of leather.


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variation 2
stud closure. sewn tab. with mag pouch. internal cleaning rod pocket. holster body is one piece, with an oval piece of leather at the muzzle.
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variation 3
I have this version in brown like shown. and natural.
stud closure . sewn tab. has mag pocket and internal cleaning rod slot.
holster body is two pieces, single wide belt loop. two rivets.
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variation 4
snap closure . strap held by rivet,\ belt loop has three rivets. no mag pouch or cleaning rod slot, inside or out.
I think this may be a police holster.
ii is NOT my favorite version...
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and variation 5...
stud closure, tab held by a rivet.
2 D rings. no belt loop. has over shoulder strap. I
has magazine pouch.
no cleaning rod pocket.

as to the sixth version. it is just like v 5 but is lined with green felt. I will try and dig up a picture.
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Very impressive collection. Ive never seen the last one variation with shoulder belt like this. It was much better production. I need to find one.
During years of my collecting Ive collected some variations too.

The white one is for the MP and the black one we used to call "pancake". The last two are for the Beretta M34 and FN M10/22 Yugoslav production too. The green one and black are Slovenian products. The oldest M57 holster is with the cleaning rod attached in the front side similar to the Soviet T33 holster.
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And here is the special M57 pistol holster from Special (SOF) Brigade MORiS. Slovenian Armed Forces from 1992-1993. It has silver button with lynx, the symbol of special brigade.
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Very nice collection. I snagged the pictures from the net. An ebat seller I have bought stuff from in the past . namely tokarev pistol parts.
From time to time he offers m57 holsters. He currently has most of these u for sale now. Or similar copies..
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Thank guys very interesting. I put a link to this on the crest info page.
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This is a new one on me. Listed as variation 2a on ebay. The only difference is the back with rings and the snap hook.
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Well done article. I just made it a stickie
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Thanks. M67 helped a lot. :)
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Awesome, I love having info like this. :)
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Here is the Wayback Machine link to this most excellent post. Photos remain intact. I PMed the author requesting restoration.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190602001 ... =47&t=2806

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by M67 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:36 pm

Very impressive collection. Ive never seen the last one variation with shoulder belt like this. It was much better production. I need to find one.
During years of my collecting Ive collected some variations too.

The white one is for the MP and the black one we used to call "pancake". The last two are for the Beretta M34 and FN M10/22 Yugoslav production too. The green one and black are Slovenian products. The oldest M57 holster is with the cleaning rod attached in the front side similar to the Soviet T33 holster.
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