MAUSER World War II Marked “byf 44” Code 9x19mm C&R P.38 Pistol E/L Police
Third Reich Semi-Auto Designed to Replace the Luger P.08
Here we present a C&R German Mauser P.38 Pistol, made circa 1944 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 Wehrmacht. The Luger was a ground-breaking design, but quite expensive to produce. The P38 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 P38 features the WaffenAmt “Eagle/WaA135” and “Eagle/L” marked on the right side of the slide, the latter an indicator that it was used by the German police during the war. The standard Mauser P38 markings “P.38” and “byf/44” are located on the left side of the slide.
The overall condition is very good. Excellent action. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Grips are in good shape aside from the chip at the top of the rear left panel. The slide is renumbered, the old number is Xed out. Nicely refinished.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5 inches.
Caliber: 9mm 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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