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Old 02-04-2019, 11:53 AM   #1
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Question Please Help Me Evaluate A P38 Pistol

Hello, I am a new member, and I am seeking assistance in evaluating a P38 pistol that my father gave me. The serial number is "9917 n ac 43", which I understand was manufactured by Walther in 1943. I have attached a number of photos for your view. I could only post 5 here, but I have several others. Thanks a bunch for any information on value that you can provide. Thanks. P.S. I am not interested in selling the gun; I am only interested in evaluating it.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:50 PM   #2
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More Photos Attached...

Here are some more photos of the P38 in question...
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:53 PM   #3
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:20 PM   #4
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Damn that looks like one well preserved P.38! What a BEAUTY!!
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:56 PM   #5
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You have a safe queen, very nice condition for that make and time (you are correct, December of 1943). Any history to it, papers, holster?
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:46 PM   #6
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No. No holster found, no papers or provenance (that I know of, but I will be sure to search for them). Are there any other locations where a serial number would be stamped? I found them on the frame, barrel assembly, slide, & locking block. Wondering if there's a 'hidden' serial number, such as the one stamped on the firing pin of the P08 Luger.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:24 AM   #7
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You found the four places where a serial reference is made. The P38 was not as an elaborate piece as the P08, which is one reason it was adopted. But waa markings, odd reject marks, etc sometimes show up that make some into infividuals!
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