My first post in a LONG time was to be a rather joyous announcement of a recent P38 acquisition. I have been casually looking for one for a number of years, and found what I thought was a good addition at a newly-opened gun store a little distance from home.
Gun looked in good shape, no importer marks, compelling story - consignment piece from a local doctor who was the second owner, been sitting in a safe, part of a group of firearms this store had gotten from this person in the past.
Priced higher than I had planned, $1350, but the condition seemed to warrant that level, so it came home….
And found not a single serial number matches anything….
On the plus side (grasping here) it DID come with three mags, a period holster and it is made by Walther, with the AC 45 mfg code and year. So it will be a nice shooter, just not the find I was anticipating.
Feel free to LOL! Feelings won’t be hurt, and any item is worth the value one is willing to apply to it!