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Lot 1577: Wartime Commercial Walther P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Wartime Commercial Walther P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Wartime Commercial Walther P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Holster

Manufacturer: Walther
Model: P 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 4 7/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 481
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 427
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured about 1940-1945, this is one of a limited number of Walther P.38 pistols meant for the commercial market instead of military contract production. Known destinations for these pistols include civilian purchase, police issue, and a small amount of export to friendly and neutral nations. Blade front and notch rear sights, with the Walther banner, two-line address and caliber markings, and "Mod P.38" on the left side, and the serial number on top (concealed by the barrel with the breech closed). Further matching numbers are present on the barrel, locking block and frame, with "eagle/N" proofs in appropriate locations. Fitted with a pair of ribbed plastic grips and a blued steel magazine marked "P.38v" on the left side. Includes a black leather flap holster marked "jwa/4" on the back and an extra magazine.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 75% of the original blue finish. The barrel and frame have taken on a plum patina, gray on the front strap, with bright edge wear and scattered handling marks. The grips are also very fine, with some scuffs and dings. The holster is very fine, with light scratches and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.



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