World War II WALTHER “ac/45” Code P.38 GERMAN MILITARY Semi-Auto C&R Pistol
Third Reich 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol w/HOLSTER
Here we present a C&R German Walther “ac/45” code P.38 Pistol, made in 1945 in Zella-Mehlis, 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 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/45”, the code for Walther and the year of manufacture. This example bears the acceptance marks “Eagle/359” and “Eagle/Swastika”.
The overall condition is fine. Original finish. The action is excellent. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The grips are very nice. Numbers match. The holster is in very good condition and shows waffenamts.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5 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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