WORLD WAR II Walther “ac/43” Code P.38 GERMAN MILITARY Semi-Auto C&R Pistol
9mm Semi-Auto Pistol from the Third Reich!
Here we present a C&R 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 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 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. This pistol bears the acceptance/proof marks “Eagle/359” and “Eagle/Swastika”.
The overall condition is very good. Original finish. No import marks. Excellent action. Reflective, sharply rifled bore. The grips are in great shape. Numbers match. Sharp markings.
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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