Question about WALTHER P1 KURTZ PISTOL
Anyone know anything about these?Link
During WWII, "supposedly" a VERY few P-38 pistols were shortened this way for the GESTAPO.
After the post-war aluminum framed P-38 came out, various custom guns were shortened, particularly when the TV show "The Man From UNCLE" was hot.
These were not factory guns.
In the 1980's Walther imported a few with the factory short barrel. These were known as the P-38-K.
Due to the low numbers made, these are higher value guns today.
The guns in the link are just the current military issue P1 pistol with a chopped off barrel.
These are NOT factory guns, but something the importer did.
The P1 is nothing more than the post-war aluminum framed P-38 as marked for use by the West German government.
These will make good shooters, but for a concealed gun, the thick slide makes concealing it hard, and holsters are strictly a custom-made thing.
I wouldn't touch one of those. The stock P1 is a nice shooter. That hack-job will be worthless the day you buy it.
Recently I saw a original P38/K sell for $1500 NIB
and I know of antoher one FS for $2000
If you are looking for something original I have a all matching '66 civilian P38 LNIB listed on the sale part of this forum
There is a P38K with threaded barrel on Gunbroker right now.....
kinda short notice since there is only 8 hours left... but it is only at $780 or so right now