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Posted: 9/7/2010 4:23:10 PM EDT
I'm helping a buddy get some info on a P-38. The gun was taken off a thug by has grandfather decades ago when he was a cop.

Modern semi-auto rifles are more my forte'. Old WW2 foreign handguns are far from it. I tried looking over at the P-38/PPK forums, but I don't have enough info for a starting point.

The gun has surface rust, mainly on the right side of the slide from being stored in a foam pistol case for years. The left side isn't rusty, but it seems to be discoloration of the finish.

All the SNs on the parts match. I don't see any import marks, although I'm not sure what form they'd take on an older gun. Slide markings are 95XX b ac 45
Magazine is marked:
P.38 v
U

My camera sucks, so it takes some effort to get some good pics. This is what I was able to get.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:51:35 PM EDT
AC was Walthers code for manufacturing in WWII. What he has is either a late war factory mismatch or one that got mismatched by a GI at some point. Figure it at $450 for a shooter.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:32:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By P08:
AC was Walthers code for manufacturing in WWII. What he has is either a late war factory mismatch or one that got mismatched by a GI at some point. Figure it at $450 for a shooter.


Why is it a mismatch?

....All the SNs on the parts match...
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:07:07 AM EDT
Posted this at P38Forum.com

http://forums.p38forum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22914

I'm gonna clean it up some as suggested. I'd really like to get the trigger assembly to work properly.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:14:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Pill:
Originally Posted By P08:
AC was Walthers code for manufacturing in WWII. What he has is either a late war factory mismatch or one that got mismatched by a GI at some point. Figure it at $450 for a shooter.


Why is it a mismatch?

....All the SNs on the parts match...

Wow, must have been overtired when I read that last night. I thought it said it was mismatched. But still in that condition the value is about spot on still. OP if you contact THOR a member here he can restore that gun to look factory new. But then you probably wouldn't want to shoot it.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 4:48:37 PM EDT
Yep I can!
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