c1943 mfr. German MAUSER P.38 World War II “byf/43” Code 9x19mm Pistol C&R
With Holster Modified for Use with GI Belt!
Here we present a C&R German Mauser P.38 byf/43 Code Pistol, made circa 1943 in Oberndorf, Germany. The P.38 was designed by Walther to replace the Luger P.08 as the standard service weapon for the Third Reich’s Wermacht. The Luger was a ground-breaking design, but quite expensive to produce. The P.38 doubled down on that and was the first locking breech pistol to feature the double/single action firing mechanism with a decocking safety lever, a prelude to many modern pistols to come. It also features a loaded chamber indicator that is both visible and tactile, extending out of the top rear of the slide, just above the hammer. The falling block locking mechanism was also carried into future pistol designs. Many of these design features are found in the Beretta 92 or U.S. M9 pistols.
This P.38 features the WaffenAmt “Eagle/WaA135” and “Eagle/Swastika” marked on the right side of the slide, and “Eagle/WaA135” on the left side of the frame above the trigger. The standard Mauser P.38 markings “P.38” and “byf/43” are located on the left side of the slide. “jvd” and Eagle “88” marked magazine. The holster has had the belt loops removed and instead features an attachment for the US belt.
The overall condition is fine. Original finish. No import marks. Excellent action. Bright, sharply rifled bore. The grips are in great shape. Numbers match.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5 inches.
Caliber: 9x19mm Luger
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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