Late WWII Commercial Walther P38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

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Late WWII Commercial Walther P38 Semi-Automatic Pistol
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This is a nice example of a late WWII commercial P.38 pistol as manufactured by the Walther company. The pistol barrel has the dull blue military finish, while the slide and frame both have the late war purple/red tinted finish. The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther Banner followed by the factory legend and caliber in two lines and "Mod.P38". The serial number, 23722 is located on the right side of the frame, the front of the barrel lug and the top, right, side of the slide rail. The bottom of the locking block is stamped: "722". The right front corner of the slide is stamped with the "Eagle/N" commercial proof mark, as well as the right side of the barrel, locking block and frame. It is fitted with the standard ribbed red/brown plastic grips, with the three circular mold marks on the back with the bottom one marked: "P/1529/S". The magazine is blued and marked "P.38" on the lower left side.
BBL: 5 inch round
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Finish: blue
Grips: brown plastic
Serial Number: 23722
Condition: Very fine with 85% plus of the blued finish with edge and high spot wear overall with thinning on the front grip straps and muzzle with slightly more finish loss on the front right side of the slide. The grips are in excellent condition. As noted above this pistol has all matching numbers. A very fine late war commercial P38 pistol.