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Lot 629: World War II Mauser "byf/43" Code P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Excellent World War II Mauser "byf/43" Code P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Excellent World War II Mauser "byf/43" Code P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Manufacturer: Mauser
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: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 376
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This pistol has the rare and desirable "dusty blue" finish. Fixed sights, with "P.38", "byf/43" and the serial number on the left side of the slide, and "eagle/135" and "eagle/Swastika" proofs on the right side, with the numbers and proofs repeated on the barrel, locking block and frame. Fitted with dark brown ribbed grips and a "P.38v" marked magazine. With a brown leather flap holster marked "cxb/42" and "WaA727" on the rear and "WPR" branded inside the flap. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 98% plus original "dusty blue" finish, showing extremely minor bright edge wear. The grips are also excellent, with a few light scuffs and dings, and the holster is very good with some minor scuffing and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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