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Old 03-02-2013, 12:34 PM
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Default 1942 Walther P38 out of jail!

This particular piece went into the display case but could not be released for a month. As someone not very knowledge about the factory markings other than being able to identify the pistol as WWII manufacture time frame, I took a gamble and decided to put the deposit down on it. Here she is, in all her glory.

All the numbers match, and the plunger isn't blued which leads me to believe that this is NOT a Russian captured pistol. Possibly one of our war bring backs?









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More pictures. For a gun that's over 71 years old, it's in pretty decent shape!









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Nice! I just got one myself, AC 41! They are really fun to shoot!
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I have one of Classic's Soviet captures ACs (41 I think). I think the Walther is one of the coolest pistols ever designed. Extremely accurate and comfortable as well.
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russian captures will have an import stamp and usually an "X" stamped somewhere. yours is probably a very old import or a bringback.
Mine has the import stamp but I don't remember an x (my RC K98 has one though). It's all matching from the arsenal refinish, meaning the frame is force matched to the slide.

The condition from the arsenal refinish is really nice though. They did a good job on it.

Based on mine though, I have to agree that the OP's is probably a bringback of some sort.
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Your Is a nice bring back gum. The early models are better quality and finish than the late war years. Nice gun and take care as they do not make them anymore.
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Very nice Walther!!! It is in great shape for its age.
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That is a sweet find.
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