WORLD WAR 2 Walther “ac/43” Code P.38 GERMAN MILITARY Pistol C&R WWII Rig
9mm Pistol from the Third Reich with HOLSTER!
Here we present a Nazi German Walther “ac/43” code P.38 Pistol, made in 1943 in Zella-Mehlis. 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 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 Wermacht 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 “ac/43”, the code for Walther and the year of manufacture. The frame, slide and magazine bear the acceptance marks “Eagle/359”.
The overall condition is fine. Great blue finish. The action is as strong as ever. The bore remains in good shape. The numbers match. Both grips are firm and solid. This example includes the period leather holster. “KH K—HETZ” appears to be hand inscribed on the indie of the holster flap. A wonderful piece of World War II history from Walther!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-3/4 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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