WORLD WAR II Nazi German SPREEWERKE cyq Code P.38 Pistol Bringback WW2 C&R
British Proofed, Likely Brit Bringback
Here we present a Nazi German Spreewerke “cyq” code P.38 Pistol, made circa the middle of World War II. 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, which was the unified armed forces of Nazi 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”. The grips are Julius Posselt’s resin grips.
The overall condition is nearing fine. The action is strong and tight. The bore is bright throughout. Both grips are in fine shape. The numbers match (867j). The included Mexican Viking holster has a basket weave stamped pattern and is in excellent shape. Here is a nice example of the Nazi German pistol that was to replace the iconic Luger!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-3/4 inches.
Caliber: 9x19mm (Luger, Parabellum)
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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