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Earlier today, a friend showed me a commercial P38, s/n around 24xxx, with eagle n proofing and markings just like the pistol on page 190/191 of Whittington Vol. II. It is all matching with about 95% condition. Maybe a bit less. I've never seen one like it or in Still's books. Any idea what one would be worth?

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You really need to give us a bit more info:

That pistol [if near 24000] falls right at the cusp between the Mod HP and the Mod P38. As only approx. 1800 of the Mod P38's were made, they generate more collector interest.

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It's in the low 24000's. And marked P38, not HP, Full commercial slide markings. Serial number on the right side of the ejection cutout. Looks like military blue finish. Standard stocks. Looks just like the one in Whittington's book, exactlly.

No WAA markings, no police, just the eagle N.

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Then, It is a MOD P38 ..and only 1800 were made! It the numbers on the slide/frame/barrel match..all original parts..and the grips are correct..and it is not a recent import, then the price is very attractive!

A 100% mint/new gun would bring about $2700.

I hate to do all the 'if' stuff but It is hard for me to value something that I cannot see!

Get the SN for me? I might then have more questions?

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Congratulations. I couldn't resist posting one picture of my 24041 series that my father gave me years ago. It is marked Mod P38. The magazine is marked P38 on the left side. On the spine of the magazine it has 2 marks - WaA706 and jvd. So maybe this is not the original mag? As the photo shows, when the slide is held back you can see all 4 eagle/N proofs. One on the frame, the barrel, the locking block, and the slide. There are no other marks on the gun, except for serial numbers. Best regards.

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Sams S,

Nice gun, love that "plum" color! My gun is the one referenced in the link by Snipershot1944.

Your mag is from Nordbohmismiche Metallwarenfabrik a vendor that produced military mags for all 3 manufacturers.

A commercial mag without the WaA acceptance stamp would be correct for a Mod P.38. Most I have seen are P.38v with no acceptance stamps on the spine for this variation and made by Walther for their commercial production. I am not sure if a non WaA accepted jvd mag would be correct for this pistol......

The jvd mags had e/706 marked somewhere and Walther would add an additional e/359 on the spine for thier military production. Never seen a mag from jvd with just the e/359.

Your gun is a very low serial number for Mod P38s and think that it should have the Walther commercial mag.

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Thanks Mark for your info on my Mod P38 mag. I have been curious about my mag for a long time, especially after seeing your gun's mag with the link above. I appreciate your time and information.
 
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