World War II NAZI German “byf 43” Mauser P38 Pistol
Third Reich Semi-Auto Designed to Replace the Luger P08
Here we present a Nazi German Police Mauser P38 Pistol, made circa 1943 in Oberndorf, Germany. 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 doubled down on that and 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.
This P38 features the WaffenAmt “Eagle/WaA135” marked on the right side of the slide, and left side of the frame above the trigger. The standard Mauser P38 markings “P.38” and “byf/43” are located on the left side of the slide. Comes inside this very nice replica leather field holster that is marked “P38”, “DVR/42” over a waffenamt with “WaA170” under that.
The overall condition is fine. Shiny bright and nicely rifled bore. The action is excellent.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-3/4 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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