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Question about my Walther P38...

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, May 17, 2012.

  1. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I've had this 1967 Walther P38 for a few years now. I got it from a collector who bought it new and never fired it.

    Does anyone know how long Walther produced glossy blue P38s? They don't seem very common. I've never seen another in a store anywhere. Out of the 74 P38s on Gunbroker right now, I see exactly one with the same finish as mine. Does anybody know the deal with these? Though I own a few classic Wathers, I know little about the company's history when it comes to model variations.

    Here's the one like mine, except mine has no import markings on the right side.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=285492977

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Here's mine...


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  2. Metal Angel

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    That thing is absurdly sexy. So have you never fired it either? Sorry to bring no info to the table... Just coveting your stuff :drool:
     

  3. ca survivor

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    I can't help but, that is a beut.......
     
  4. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    That's the P38 of my dreams man.
     
  5. bac1023

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    No sir.

    I took those pics when I first bought it and its been sitting ever since.

    Thanks for the comments, by the way. :wavey:
     
  6. sappy13

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    thats a pretty gun. im very jealous.
     
  7. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Liberty or Death

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    I remember you showing that thing off when I was asking about the C&R P1's that had come onto the market. That gun is totally beautiful. I know they weren't cheap "back in the day", I'm sure they price has gone way up since they're not being made anymore.
     
  8. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Is never fired better than seldom fired, with a pre-owned gun?

    Sure is a beauty, just begging for some Winchester white box to be run through her :rofl:
     
  9. bac1023

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    I hear you, my friend.

    I'll probably just pick up a P38 shooter at some point. This one has been unfired since leaving Germany 45 years ago.
     
  10. bac1023

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    You know, Frank, the post war aluminum P38s and P1s are great values. You can still get them for a good price.
     
  11. bac1023

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    Thanks guys. Its appreciated.

    I may have to ask my question on the Walther forum. I believe I'm a member there.
     
  12. battlin bulldog

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    Dang you bac im gonna have dreams about that gun tonight. even that box is cherry. sorry i cant help im just here for the gun pron lol.
     
  13. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Liberty or Death

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    Yep, they're about $350 on my C&R shipped to my door, can't beat that deal. Still, I've finally narrowed my handgun calibers down to 38Spl/357Mag for Revolver and 45acp for semis, I'm going to stick with those and not spend anymore on dies, bullet molds, brass, ect. to load anything else.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Makes sense

    However, 9mm is my favorite caliber.
     
  15. bac1023

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    Thanks for the kind words. :)
     
  16. TalkToTheGlock

    TalkToTheGlock Zombie Hunter

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    Are you sure it's a 67? I am pretty sure they did the glossy blue during the 40's for their military runs. I never saw a glossy blue P38 post-1953. Ill try to get ahold of my uncle who is a Walther nut to see what he says about it. He has a few p38's.

    Beautiful gun as always bac.
     
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    Might try the P38 forum..
    http://www.p38forum.com/
    If you look there is a post war P38 forum..These guys know their stuff..
     
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    Wasn't WaltherForums hacked recently?
     
  20. bac1023

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    Thank you.

    Yes, its a '67. The year is actually stamped on the trigger guard. Its a post war aluminum framed P38.