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Walther P-38 "AC 42"

Article about: A nice piece of history. Very advanced for its time and a trendsetter, which has influenced genertions of combat handguns.

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    I've had this fine pistol for awhile now. The craftsmanship of Walther "AC's" are impeccable. This particular pistol was used a lot from the wear on the grips and handle. Be nice to track down who this belonged too. Pre-43 AC's are getting harder to find and the value reflects it. I have no history on this piece at all. All numbers match, sharp working order, and a smooth action. Hope you enjoy the pics:

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    If you have any questions feel free to ask. All comments and opinions are welcomed as always. Did you all see my cool find over the weekend? A nice L-2B flight jacket. Rather unique and also hard to find these days. I was lucky on that one.

    L-2B Flight Jacket (USAF) Black Tag!

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    Wow! Damn nice looking Walther P 38 Octavian. Nice shape and made by Walther. Make sure you do not dry fire it as the firing pin could possibly break or crystallize. Read this in a copy of Shooting Times a few years back. Mind if I ask what you paid for it ? Last one I saw in nice shape at a gun store was $1000. Have myfather-in-laws Kar 98k he brought back from Belgium or France and its all matching. Worth at least $1200 or more. Grab as much of this Nazi stuff as you can afford. Keeps going up in value. If interested take a look at Gun Boards Forum for info on your pistol and other German guns. Best wishes and good luck

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    Thanks Mauser! I paid 400 bucks for it in the late 1990s. Yeah, this pistol has skyrocketed in price. Pre-43s "AC's" are the cats meow for Walther Buffs. And you are very correct about dry firing. That can damage any double action semi-automatic pistol. You can get a away with that on a revolver, but not recommended.

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    Its a shame it has an import stamp. otherwise it looks great

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    Yeah, that's how it goes, but still a nice piece i might say. Price was right and a good shooter

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    Does the magazine have a number and does it match the gun?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    The proof markings has the same number as on the body of the gun.

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    Which is as it should be! But does the bottom plate of the magazine also have a serial number? Some did-some didnt. Nice AC, btw!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I sure haven't seen any numbers on the bottom plate. Just a proof marking on the backside of the clip.

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    Very nice pistol. $400 was a really good price too, IMO.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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