1944 WWII Nazi GERMAN “SPREEWERKE” cyq P38 Pistol
With Holster, Spare Mag & Weyerberg Gravity Knife!
Here we present a Nazi German Spreewerke “cyq” code P38 Pistol, made in May of 1944. The P38 was designed by Walther to replace the Luger P08 as the standard service weapon for the Third Reich’s Wermacht. The Luger was a ground-breaking design, but quite expensive to produce. The P38 was the first locking breech pistol to feature the double/single action firing mechanism with a decocking safety lever, a prelude to many modern pistols to come. It also features a loaded chamber indicator that is both visible and tactile, extending out of the top rear of the slide, just above the hammer. The falling block locking mechanism was also carried into future pistol designs. Many of these design features are found in the Beretta 92 or U.S. M9 pistols.
The Wermacht was the primary buyer of these pistols, but the German police also used about 6,800 P38s. The left side of the slide is marked “P.38” and “cyq”, the code for Spreewerke. The bottom of the right grip has the initials “CEM”. This pistol comes with a period leather field holster with a spare magazine as well as a German issue parachute gravity knife by Paul Weyersberg of Solingen. Blade is also marked “ROSTFREI” translated rust free.
The overall condition is near fine. 98% of the original blue finish remains. The markings are clear. The numbers match. Neither magazine is numbered. The grips are in good condition with the exception of the chip at the back. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The action is excellent. The holster remains in fantastic shape. The gravity knife is in fine condition. Here is a great piece of kit from a German soldier from WWII.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-3/4 inches.
Caliber: 9x19mm (Luger, Parabellum)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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