pre war p38 finish

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by Ralph Johnson, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Ralph Johnson

    Ralph Johnson New Member

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    Can any one tell me if the P38 manufactured at the speelwerks germany was ever produced with a chrome or nickle finish, during 1944 -1945 period
    I aquired a chrome p-38 with speelwerks markings. on slide below the serial # there is a letter P the serial # is 3500.
    Could anyone tell me were I can find the meaning of the other markings on this pistol. It also has stamped metal grips. It also appears to have very few shells if any fired thru it
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  2. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

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    NO they did not. I have done so much resurch on p-38's it aint even funny and I have never heard of any p-38's with a nickle finish. Now there was a P-1 with a nickle finish but I have never seen any of these but they were made.
  3. Teejay9

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    By the time Spreewerke got into arms production, a nickled pistol would be the last thing the Germans needed. Much too wasteful of wartime materials. Besides, a nickled pistol flashing around in combat! No thanks. TJ
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