This is a Walther P-38 made in 1944 and
captured by the Russians. It was refurbished and then put in
storage. I don't know much about these pistols but will try
to describe it as best I can.
The markings on the slide show it
is an "ac" series dated to February 1944. The frame is not
original to the gun as it was renumbered when refurbished
and the original serial number is X'd out which is not
unusual for these Russian captured guns. It was hot-dip
blued and the finish is in excellent condition. The stamps
are still clear and doesn't appear to have any pitting under
the finish. The original brown Bakelite grips don't appear
to be serial numbered inside but are in excellent condition.
The barrel locking block and barrel are numbered to the
slide. The bore is excellent. All small parts that I can see
have the "e/359" acceptance marks.
One of the magazines is the original
with "e/359" stamped on the spline. The second has a NATO
stock number and dated 2/59. Both stamped "P-38" on the
lower left side.
Not sure about the holster. I couldn't
find much online about it except that hardshell holsters
were made up to about 1943 when soft ones started being
produced. The war time holster had a steel loop for the
closure tab and this is leather. I was told by the owner
this one is post war. I can only say it is a very well made
one and the lifting lanyard inside is missing.
$1100 by cash or check
FFL or C&R required.