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Old 07-24-2019, 03:30 PM   #1
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P.38 at Cabelas, why so special?

https://www.cabelas.com/product/walt...D0&Ntt=WALTHER


Why is this P.38 so expensive?
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:19 PM   #2
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Other than matching serial numbers, beautiful condition (apparently), and age it seems a pretty pedestrian example.

Here is one on GB with capture papers for $1500 bid so far.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/822183288

Here's a prettier one from '43 on GB that's at $800ish
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/821906460
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Overpriced for condition P38s drove me to my P5 addiction.


Have not looked back once.
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Those on GB are more reasonable. I'm not sure what they are thinking at this Cabela's.
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Overpriced for condition P38s drove me to my P5 addiction.


Have not looked back once.
I can see that!

Sure like my P5! Shot the 7.65 barrel for the first time on Saturday, because I finally found some ammo. All I can say is "Sweetness!" Shooting both 9mm and 7.65 is super smooth in this pistol!
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I've been watching, and passing on the current P38 market.


I'm not one to balk at expensive Classic German handguns too, I've added two HK P7 M13s and a P5 Lang this year.
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Cause I wanted it, that's why it went overboard on pricing. Mag matched, holster is not too bad actually. But still, way expensive.


They had a P08 a few weeks back that was a WW1 piece. It as missing a hold-open latch and the small locking bolt spring that keeps tension on the barrel locking bolt catch. Surface issues (active rust on the base!) and it was shaking out the lever as I held it, and yet someone put over 800 on it.

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Because it's one of the early ones made in December of 1940? With the early polished finish?
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Because it's one of the early ones made in December of 1940? With the early polished finish?

Yes, I noticed that. The slide finish shows the war was going very well for Germany at production time.


Look at the link showing the '43 P38, nasty metal work.


Some of the late production Radons look like they were produced by Fred Flintstone.
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I'm not one to balk at expensive Classic German handguns too, I've added two HK P7 M13s and a P5 Lang this year.

Try this one on for size



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