5/4/17 - This is an excellent 1944 P.38, produced by Mauser. Research dates the 'v block' to June or July of that year. The original finish rates at about 98%, with just minor wear on the barrel and high front edge of the slide, and a minty front strap. The gun is all correct and matching, with nice reddish grips (there is a slight chip in the top right corner of the right panel) and a WaA135 marked magazine. Bore is minty, as well.