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The German P-38 Pistol was the standard issue service pistol of the German army during World War II. Seen in the hands of Nazi soldiers in virtually every World War II movie the P-38 is one of the most famous firearms in the world. During one of our buying trips in Europe, we had the good fortune of locating a small number of pristine P-38 pistols that were hand selected by the collector who owned them. We were able to strike a deal and now we are able to offer the finest P38's available in the world to our customers.
We have inspected each P38 that was imported and have begun to sort them based on the manufacturer date codes. During this inspection process, we have ensured that all original Nazi markings are intact and that all external serial numbers are matching. There are no Russian capture "X" markings anywhere on these guns and there are none with any force matched serial numbers. Like all P38s it is possible that the finish was redone decades ago, so we are unable to say with certainty that these have or have not had the finish redone. There is no pitting on any parts, and the bores are some of the best we have ever seen on any surplus guns. The condition of these P38s shows the level of care that the collector we purchased them from used to ensure his hand picked P38s were the very best available.
As these P38s are collector status guns, we have taken the time to sort them by the manufacturer and date code. This will allow you to select your preferred manufacturer and date to help complete your collection. When we import marked these beautiful P38 pistols, we placed the import mark on the front of the frame just below the trigger. We ensured that the markings were the minimum required by federal law and we used a laser engraver to ensure that the required markings would be done professionally and not detract from the overall appearance or value of the P38.
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I am no expert, but everything seems correct. Excellent condition and a joy to shoot.
I think this review got lost before Xmas, but basically want to express my satisfaction w/my second purchase--an AC41 (my birthyear) to complement my AC44 purchased last summer entitled "Outstanding". The manufacture finish between the 41 and the 44 is very obvious but both shoot equally well. Would be interested in purchasing a military P 08 Luger if your company can obtain them from the "private collector" who provided these gems.
I have my P-38 BYF 44 today and I can't believe that it is 72 years old and looks so great. The barrel sparkles and the rest of it looks great also. No matter what you think of WWII this is a real piece of history in my hand. Thank you for letting me get a real piece of WWII . I love it.
Received my Byf 43. Pistol was in outstanding condition and as described. Finish and bore was first rate for a 70+ year old mid war firearm. It was in better shape than most of the so called "collector grade" P38's I've seen at gun shows for more $$$$.
I had no problem at all ordering this pistol with my C&R FFL. Shipping was quick and well packaged. The pistol was in excellent condition inside and out. Bore, however, was lightly pitted throughout. Not a problem, though, accuracy and function are just fine. Overall, I'm very pleased with this P 38. Thanks.
Got one of the CYQ marked. Typical rough machining on the side but finish is in excellent condition. All internal parts and magazine are in excellent working condition. Looks like it has had little use. Bore is in great condition.
The pistol arrived at my door, and with a signature, I had received a wonderful addition to my collection. The stout package was greatly appreciated. Upon inspection, I was more than pleased, kind of wondered, could this be from one of those "treasure trains" that keep surfacing. The finish was flawless, and the barrel was tremendous for a seventy year old firearm. I look forward to putting some holes in the paper down range. Did I mention VERY PLEASED!
My AC42 arrived to the delight of myself and my FFL. Need anyone say more than when a jaded FFL has praise for a gun? I am very pleased. KS is my favorite email to get, as I an constantly amazed at the breadth of collectible and fun items the buyers discover. THANKS!
Overall this AC44 is in very good condition. The external finish is pristine (probably armory refinished at some point) and the action, slide, frame and barrel interface are all in remarkably good condition. The gun cycles very smoothly. The only negative, unlike the other reviews I read, is that the rifling is pretty well pitted. Obvious that this was a shooter back in the day of corrosive ammo. Thankfully, the lands are pretty smooth and well defined, and the gun shoots decent groups out to about 15 yards. Not a big deal as I won't be putting a lot of rounds through this, and won't be relying on it for carry or home defense. You may get lucky and get one that's LNIB condition with a pristine bore, but don't count on it and you'll be a happy camper.
The finish and rifling in the barrel are pristine and look like they were never issued. Has 99.9% of it's original finish. I went out on the net and priced many other P-38's and all were less in quality and preserved finish and were selling for $1,000.00 to $2,000.00. I got a fantastic deal at only $845.00 If they get more in I will for sure buy another.
It was sent to my FFL and was very well packaged and upon inspecting it we found it to be in NIB condition. Hard to believe it looked like it was just produced by Walter and in flawless condition with reddish brown grips and four digit serial number in 3000 range. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase. Thanks to the people who helped me with this excellent transaction and I give you all a AAA+ rating. THX'S.R.G.
My AC44 was admired by transfer folks and came with enough light-medium oil to preserve it. Easily removed by short soak in Simple Green. It had the ink black finish which I understand the Russians do at Tula Arsenal, so I would guess it had been in Russian or other USSR hands at some point, but definitely preserved by professional arsenal. The barrel is quite better than a CYQ I purchased ca 2 yrs ago, but not as good as a "Grey Ghost" SVW45 I bought in '82. Not sure why the source of the weapons can't be revealed; insiders will know the origin but only us individual purchasers will be left wondering where they came from.
I received an advertising email from KeepShooting around 1 AM in the morning. I glanced over it and saw these pistols - an item I have wanted for a long time. I ordered one and received it within a week. The gun looks like it was never issued. The dealer who received the item for me could not believe it was made in 1944! I am so happy with this purchase and can only hope they get some more of these in. PS - don't tell my wife I bought this! LOL.
The two P-38s I purchased were amazing well preserved. I only hope the supply lasts long enough for me purchase one or two more.