Walther P38 - a goal for tax season

Walther P38 - a goal for tax season

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    Walther P38 - a goal for tax season

    I would really like to get one of these this coming tax season but don't know a lot about them. Someone school me?





    Tell us what you know about this classic. I know they made them into the 1970's. Somewhere after WWII they began the alloy frames. I don't have to have one with the Nazi markings, I just love the style.

    What is the difference between the P38 and a P1? If I can find a steel frame at a decent price do you think it would handle limited usage of +P ammo?
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    I don't know much about them, but here is a thread that seems to have considerable info.

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    I believe the P1 is the Alloy version, and the P-38 the steel version, but I could be wrong.

    I know that I do have access to one, and it is a pleasure to shoot. It isn't really concealable, and is limited as far as capacity for a 9mm as a HD gun, but is probably as accurate as my Springfield Target 1911, if not a little bit more so.

    They are cool pieces of history, if you find a good deal, get one, and try to get some extra mags.
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    The P1 is the post war version. These went C&R earlier this year and if you have a C&R FFL you can get one for just over $300 plus postage & handling.
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    WOW! found this site this morning with about a gazillion different variations. Now I'm gonna have to get about 30-40 of them!

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