1943 WORLD WAR 2 WALTHER "ac/43" Code P.38 GERMAN MILITARY Pistol C&R WWII 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol from the Third Reich with HOLSTER!
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Category: Walther Pistols - Military Pistols - German
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1943 WORLD WAR 2 WALTHER "ac/43" Code P.38 GERMAN MILITARY Pistol C&R WWII
9mm Semi-Auto Pistol from the Third Reich with HOLSTER!
Here we present a Nazi German Walther “ac/43” code P38 Pistol, made in February of 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 side of the slide is marked “P.38” and “ac/43”, the code for Walther and the year of manufacture. The frame, slide and magazine bear the acceptance marks “Eagle/359”.
The overall condition is fine. The action is robust. The bore is bright in very good shape. Both grips are firm with minimal handling wear. All markings are clear and the numbers match. This example includes an extra magazine and post-war period black leather holster. This is a great example of a Walther P38 from the Second World War!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-3/4 inches.
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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