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Walther P38 nac43

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by thx100, May 5, 2009.

  1. thx100

    thx100 New Member

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    I have a Walther P38 nac43. It is all original with holster, spare clip and cleaning kit. I know the "n" before the ac43 is unusual. What does it signify? What is the value of the pistol. It is very good condition.
     
  2. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    Sounds like the "n" is part of the serial number, and not connected to the "ac". Value in absolutely mint condition is $750. In 95% condition about $600. All numbers must match and the bore must be bright to be worth these amounts.
     

  3. thx100

    thx100 New Member

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    You might be right. The frame sn is 2632 n and the slide is 2632 n ac 43. The "n" on the frame appears to be a different stamping than 2632 since it is struck much more deeply. I have learned the "n" is the alphabetical block that goes with the serial number to denote 1,000s (14) to be added to the serial number to get the actual production number of the gun.

    Both frame and slide have eagle over 358 acceptance stamps.

    My father-in-law got the pistol on June 10 1944 near Normandy so it is a keep-sake.

    I have a Polish Radom model 33 training rifle in 22 caliber . Looks just like a model 98 mauser but single-shot .22. Even accepts the mauser bayonet. Another war souvenir.

    thanks for your info.