I have a P38 AC 42 that my father in law took off a german soldier during
the invasion of Normandy. The serial number is 6919h The gun is in good
original condition with a full clip. I also have the leather holster with the
name of the soldier ( Adolf Beck) The serial number is shown in two places on the left side of the gun along with marks that remind me of eagles on both sides of the gun.
I am not a gun expert. Can anyone give me information regarding this pistol and its value.
What you have here is an original Walther P-38 ac42 code first variation. Of the two variations, the first variation only had 21,000 produced while the second variation had a run of 100,000 pistols. You also have a very low serial number meaning that it was early production for that code.
Just talked to my old friend Orv Reichert, world class P38 expert and author of the P38 section in "Standard Catalog of Military Firearms," and he gave me the latest values for this ac42. In perfect mint condition these are going for at least $1300 these days, probably more, as this figure was compiled nine months ago. If showing any wear the value drops rapidly to $600 or so.