The P38 .22LR are always nice shooter, the first one I purchased many years ago is almost like yours but the last one I grabbed recently is very unusual to find since it is the "all steel" version. No sources on this model around, from what I found out a very few oh them were produced at the very beginning of the Eighties. I spend my time handling it and admiring it... I know this is a dangerous addicition to Walther P38 but I have no defense.I found this rare one in a local shop. pretty rare from what I understand.
Thanks a lot Redcat94, I was already registered on this forum but I do not know why I have just logged in with my gmail account instead of my usual account.... strange things happening...Welcome to the forum Oplophilus. That's a beautiful P38 you have there. I really like those grips and that high polish slide.
Wow! It is absolutrely new! Congratulations!The P38 in .22 LR is pretty uncommon. According to Dieter there were only 5000 complete pistols produced between 1967 and 1987 in addition to the conversion kits.
What year is yours ? Mine was made in 1968. I haven't shot mine a whole lot but its been pretty reliable. It came with all black sights that I replaced with a set of von Stavenhagens. The magazines are a lot easier to load if you use a Maglula 22UpLula.
Thank you. It's one of the few Walther's I've bought used that came with the box. I don't think its previous owner ever shot it. His loss.Wow! It is absolutrely new! Congratulations!
Those grips were made by Karl Nill. The early Nills are not KN marked but the inside contours match the later one. Nill made a lot of grips for Walther and the gun could be ordered in Germany with the Nills, or the grips bought extra.