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Item No.: 9224 Price : $1,195.00
Item : FINE MAUSER "SVW 45" GRAY GHOST P.38 PISTOL
Description :
This is an original, WWII, German P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol manufactured by Mauser ("svw" code) in 1945 and chambered for the 9mm Parabellum cartridge. This is a "Gray Ghost" P.38 with a late war gray phosphate finish. As the war swept over the Mauser factory, it was occupied by the French, who continued to manufacture the P.38 pistol from existing parts. These French made pistols are marked with a six-point star. The earliest of these were seized in complete condition and simply stamped with the French marking. They can be identified by their all matching numbers and the presence of German Waffenamt acceptance markings. I believe this pistol was completed by the Germans just before the French took the plant. It is all matching and all the Waffenamt markings are present. The French Star appears on the right side of the slide and on the locking block. The "WaA 135" Waffenamt is stamped on the barrel, frame, and slide. The "svw 45" manufacturer's code is stamped on the left side of the slide. The pistol is in fine to very fine condition with about 95% of its gray phosphate finish remaining. There is a bit of wear on the front grip strap and a couple of tiny brown patina specks on the barrel. The bore and mechanics are excellent. The grips are the WWII Bakelite variety and not the metal grips used by the French on later guns. They are complete and in very fine to excellent condition. The original magazine is in fine condition with a watery finish. It is marked with a "jyd" manufacturer code that I am unable to identify. The other side of the magazine is marked "P.38" over "U". There are no importer marks on the pistol. This is a particularly nice example of a "Gray Ghost" P.38 Pistol. Stock no. 24686

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