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Old 02-06-2020, 03:31 AM   #1
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Help with a p38

I picked up a p38 that was too cheap to pass up. I know nothing about this guns history or value. Is there some where I should look to find out more about the gun. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-06-2020, 05:33 AM   #2
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BYF means Mauser Werke Oberndorf. Made in 1943. For more information we need good, detailed pics. On the pic you've posted the gun looks reworked.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:50 AM   #3
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This is the best I can get with my phone. All the numbers I can see look like they match.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:52 AM   #4
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Attachment 88114This is the best I can get with my phone. All the numbers I can see look like they match.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:53 AM   #5
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Here are a few more
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:50 PM   #6
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Take a look through the FAQ sections, Martin has given you good starting data. It looks like someone polished and reblued it, which would make it less of a collectible (so-called 'shooter') than an originally finished piece. Beware of the P38 fever though, you may have to get one from each maker, era, etc.
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:47 AM   #7
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OK, refinished/reworked as mentioned before. We can narrow down the yom to November/Dezember 1943 (SN + n-postfix), WaA 135 was the number code of the Wehrmacht Acceptance Office (Wehrmacht Abnahmestelle) at the Mauser plant during the production of the pistol. So it's a genuine German Wehrmacht P38.
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Old 02-07-2020, 12:11 PM   #8
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Thanks. That’s a lot of helpful info
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:36 PM   #9
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Help an old man to understand. What is "too cheap to pass up"?

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Old 02-08-2020, 03:08 AM   #10
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Hey mike. I got it for 275
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