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Article about: Hi guys so I am not experienced with collecting pistols but I have always wanted a P.38 so I have been looking at this one the seller does not confirm whether or not the holster belongs with

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    Hi guys so I am not experienced with collecting pistols but I have always wanted a P.38 so I have been looking at this one the seller does not confirm whether or not the holster belongs with it or not so probably a post war add on and the seller also confirms that it is all matching and fully functional is there anything specific I need to look at on these P.38 pistols? Thank you for any opinions on this Pistol.!
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    The slide looks like it has been refinished to my eyes. The frame looks like it has original finish. It could be a good purchase depending on price. The holster looks good but I do not think original with the gun. Looks like the many that came out of Russia. Wait for additional opinions.
    John

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    Looks like a very nice mid 1944 Mauser made piece with the 2nd variation acceptance stamp (Wa135). I can't see anything wrong with it.

    Doesn't look refinished to me but not something I can spot easily with my knowledge so lets wait for the gun guru's to confirm.

    Edit: well John typed faster than me and confirmed my weakness on the finish
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    Thank you guys on that! how do you tell a refinish? I need to do some studying I did not know that was even a thing.

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    To my eyes the edges of the stamps do not look crisp but soft. The later war finish was a bit rougher, even for Mauser. The high points look too even of finish wear. Does not look like natural holster wear. A in hand inspection may be needed and pics do funky things with color of bluing. Just my opinion though. Price is the determining factor. $600 rig or $1,400 rig makes a big difference.
    John

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    Thank you Rescue I did not think to look for these things and definitely did not know that it would effect the price so greatly it is 1,350 so thank you again! Now I know to look for Re-finishes on these pistols.

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    I would agree with John that the holster looks like one of the Russian capture holsters they released onto the market some years ago.

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    Gun looks pretty nice overall. Believe BYF was Mauser Oberndorf. Not too surprised at the price as they have shot up considerably over the last few years. Wish I would have invested in these pistols 40 years back when they could be had quite cheaply.

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    The p38 looks fine to me,a byf44 in the x block ,holster is a jwa4 made in 1944,its an original holster.Mags should be marked with eagle WaA135,if correct for pistol.I was thinking 1200.00 would be a good price if the bore is decent .

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