WORLD WAR II Walther P.38 GERMAN MILITARY 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol C&R
Third Reich Pistol with “bdr/43” STAMPED HOLSTER!
Here we present a WW2 German Walther P38 Pistol, made circa 1943 in Zella-Mehlis. The P38 was designed by Walther to replace the Luger P08 as the standard service weapon for the Third Reich’s Wermacht. The Luger was a ground-breaking design, but quite expensive to produce. The P38 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 P38s.
The left frame is stamped with an Eagle 88. The holster (stamped bdr/43) was made by Richard Ehrhardt of Possneck in Thueringen, Germany in 1943. It is stamped with an Eagle WaA86 as well.
The overall condition is very good. Refinished. The action is excellent. The bore is in great shape. Numbers match on the barrel and frame. Both grip panels have been replaced show minimal handling wear. The magazine is marked P1 9x19mm.
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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