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Lot 1576: Military Proofed Walther Model HP Pistol with Holster

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Scarce World War II German Military Proofed Walther Model HP Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Scarce World War II German Military Proofed Walther Model HP Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Manufacturer: Walther
Model: P 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 4 7/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 427
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured usually for commercial market, this particular Walther HP (Heeres Pistole = Army Pistol) was marked for acceptance by the German Waffenamt for military use. Blade front and notch rear sights, with the commercial style banner, address, 9 m/m caliber and "Mod. HP" on the left side of the slide, matching numbers and "eagle/N" commercial proofs in the proper places, and the "eagle/359" proof on the right side of the slide. Fitted with a set of ribbed brown plastic grips and a later "P.38v" marked magazine. Includes a black leather flap holster, marked "bla/44" on the back and hand-signed "M.R. Murphy" inside the flap, and an extra magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 90% plus original blue finish, showing some bright edge wear and mild handling marks overall. The grips are very fine, with a few light scuffs. The holster is very good, with mild handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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