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P 38

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by thekidd, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. thekidd

    thekidd New Member

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    I have a P 38 and I would like to know a little bit about it. On the left side of the slide it has P.38...the letters byf over the number 44...and 6393 a. On the left side of the main frame it has a symble that looks like three lines stacked on top of each other with something in the middle of it and under that is W a A 135. Any info you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
  2. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

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    It's a 1944 model, made by Mauser Werke A.G., Oberndorf-am-Neckar. The Waffenamt marking of 135 is correct for that factory.
  3. thekidd

    thekidd New Member

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    What is it worth ??
  4. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

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    I'll give you $20 for it. :D
  5. thekidd

    thekidd New Member

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    I see you have alot of knowledge about c&r guns. But your bargaining skill, that is a little suspect. It is not for sale, I was just curious.... Thank you
  6. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    byf 44 is one of the most common P.38 pistols.

    Value depends on condition:

    98% - $600
    95% - $550
    90% - $500
    80% - $450
    70% - $425
  7. thekidd

    thekidd New Member

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    Thanks xracer. This board never ceases to amaze me. When I grow up i wanna be just like you guys.( he he he)
  8. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

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    For reference, you can go to SOG's website. http://www.southernohioguns.com

    They just got in a batch of P38's with original markings (most likely Russian captures). They're selling for $539 as I recall. But of course the factory codes will be random, and condition will vary as well. But their price seems to be in the 90-95% range that Xracer stated.
  9. Silver72

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    Here is a pretty nice one. Walther P .38 byf44.

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