SOLD - Scarce Walther P.38 - ac 40
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9597a - 10484
10/25/19 - This is a hard to fine Nazi P.38 variation, especially in this condition, an 'ac 40'. The gun was made by Walther in 1940. Most were issued and WELL used. This gun is all matching with the exception of the magazine. The magazine however is numbered, but to a later gun. The grips are waffen proofed and numbered to the gun as well. Most importantly, is this gun "for real"? First of all, collectors never find these early guns in this condition as they were issued in 1940 and most went to the Russian front. This gun is correct in every way, and we cannot find any of the typical "tells" that you would expect on a refinished gun. The trigger spring and other springs are in the white. There is a very faint "drip mark" on the right side of the slide. Also a small "thumb print" on the back of the barrel. We have included photos of these areas as they are good indicators of original finish on early Walthers. Most importantly, the third proof on the left of the slide is "raised" and over the finish. The bore is excellent. Shiny with strong rifling. So, if this gun was restored it was done by a true artist. We are aware of only one gentleman on the West coast who is capable of such a restoration and his work gets near original prices. Honestly, we are about 50/50 on this finish, so please study the photos and decide for yourself. C&R eligible.
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