World War II-era P38 in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers are matching. Bore is bright with light pitting. Frame has finish wear on the front strap from handling. The slide has mostly complete bluing with light edge wear. There is a little more wear on the right side of the slide at the forward edge. There are two small marks in the frame on the right side of the frame, above the trigger. Light finish wear at the muzzle. The slide-mounted safety/decocking lever has finish wear on the top of the knurled section. Reddish-brown Bakelite grips are in good condition, with expected handling wear throughout, and a blemish on the right side grip at the top.
On the left side, forward area of the slide is stamped with the model name P.38. Further down is the serial number and a manufacturing code "ac44" to the right of the serial number. This code indicates that this was manufactured by Walther in 1944; wartime P38 pistols were also manufactured by Mauser and Spreewerk. The serial numbering convention indicates that this was the 13,803rd P.38 manufactured in 1944, and with a factory goal of 10,000 P38 pistols manufactured per month, this was manufactured between January to February of 1944. On the frame, below the takedown lever is the serial number as well as a Waffenamt stamp of an "eagle over 359". The right side of the slide has two more "eagle over 359" Waffenamt stamps as well as an "eagle over swastika" stamp. The magazine is clean and stamped on the left side of the body with "P.38", the spine stamped one time with an eagle over 359, and the base plate is stamped with "A478".
The reddish-brown Bakelite grips were manufactured by Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG). They are non-serialized and do not have any Waffenamt stamps, which is correct for a 1944 Walther P38.
C&R eligible. Discreet import engraving.