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Anybody have experience owning/shooting the P38?
I recently acquired one, any info would be helpful. Thanks
 

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Is it a newer or WWII model. I always liked the WWII model they are balanced differently than the newer ones. Both are nice.
 

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It was made 1969 I think. It has a proof mark followed by a 69.
It was left to me by a family member, looks like it was never
taken out of the box. :eek:
 

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Post War P38/P1

You most probably have a post war German P38/P1. They were imported a few years back and some came LNIB with as New holsters. Some were marked P38 others P1. Mags can have either markings. They are well made the major difference is they don't have steel frames like the WW II P38's. They shoot well and should hold up as well as any modern alloyed frame pistol. Have put many rounds through mine with no failures. They were a steal at the price they were offered at.
 

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buzz said:
It was made 1969 I think. It has a proof mark followed by a 69.
It was left to me by a family member, looks like it was never
taken out of the box. :eek:
...you Inherited a fine treasure...i hope you take the time to learn about it's history...just Google Walther P38...there are volumes of information regarding the "manufacturers" and "date code" markings...

...here's a linky to an operators manual...just in case you don't have one...


... http://stevespages.com/pdf/walther_p38.pdf
 
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