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Walther P38/P1

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by CountryGunsmith, Feb 26, 2003.

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    audazfox
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    (1/29/02 4:09:59 pm)
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    I've inherited a Walther P38. It's stamped 9/59, also 928, also 071928. Some upper parts are composite. It's in excellent condition. Perhaps never fired. What's it worth?

    AntiqueDr
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    (1/29/02 4:19:36 pm)
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    What other markings are on the gun? Also, what do you mean by 'composite?' Many of the P1's have alloy frames, but the slides, etc should be steel.


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    audazfox
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    (1/29/02 9:21:40 pm)
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    Someone said the slide was "composite," but looking at it I think it's steel. The slide and the trigger area are painted camo. The left hand slide is stamped with a 4 point star, and eagle (I think) and a circle with a dot in the center. It has the Walther logo etc and "928." The right side has another eagle and "9/59." The left trigger area is stamped "Interarms, Alex, VA." Also "071928" and another circle with dot. The right trigger area has two more eagles and a mark I don't understand, it looks like a large X with some markings behind it. How old is this gun?

    AntiqueDr
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    (1/29/02 11:20:10 pm)
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    Not 100% sure without seeing it, but it is probably the P1 version of the Walther P38. Interarms imported W German Police and Army trade-ins during the 70's.

    The gun was probably made in 1959, although that could be a repair/rearsenal mark.

    Value in the condition you describe is no more than $300.