c1943 WORLD WAR II German SPREEWERKE “cyq” Code P.38 C&R Pistol 9mm Luger
EAGLE/SWASTIKA Proofed Wehrmacht
Here we present a C&R German Spreewerke “cyq” code P.38 Pistol, made circa 1943 in Spandau, Germany. The P.38 was designed by Walther to replace the Luger P.08 as the standard service weapon for the Third Reich’s Wehrmacht. The Luger was a ground-breaking design, but quite expensive to produce. The P.38 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.
The Wehrmacht, which was the unified armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945, was the primary buyer of these pistols, but the German police also used about 6,800 P.38s. The left side of the slide is marked “P.38” and “cyq”, the code for Spreewerke. The frame and slide bear the acceptance marks “Eagle/88” and “Eagle/Swastika”. The grips are Julius Posselt’s resin grips.
The overall condition is very good. Excellent action. Bright and sharply rifled bore. Both grips are good, contain an expected amount of wear. Some markings are slightly worn, but legible. Refinished. Numbers match. The included holster is in good shape. The pistol fits but it was not originally made for the P38.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5 inches.
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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