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P38 AC 44 Question

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I recently aquired a near mint 99% condition AC44 P.38 sn 9484 h. The frame on this particular pistol has a plum hue to it. I have heard that this is common to AC44 pistols. Is the information I have received correct?

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In the latter years at Walther, the plum colored frames and slides became quite common:

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There is another type...which I call 'copper' which is less common and the color is like bright new copper windings on an electric motor!

These are more valuable.


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A Pro Gunsmith friend said it has to do with weak bluing salts, improper temperatures, and the hardness of the metals involved..or, all 3!

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