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P.38 Pistol - Model HP Officer Purchase

In the initial marketing of their military pistol design, Walther named the pistol the Heer Pistole (translated Army Pistol).  Slides made prior to the adoption of the pistol by the German Army in 1938 were marked Mod HP.  In addition, these were marked for private purchase by officers and Nazi party connected individuals.

 Just like the change of finish of the military P.38s, the early examples of this model exhibit a polished hi gloss finish.  Later examples have a dull, military blue finish. 

This first piece is an original condition, hi gloss finish example.  It is all matching, with two correct commercial magazines and a rare commercial softshell holster.

 

NOT FOR SALE AT THIS TIME

This second piece is an original condition, military blue finish example.  It is all matching, with two correct commercial magazines and a rare commercial softshell holster.

NOT FOR SALE AT THIS TIME

This last piece exhibits a few rare features, occasionally found on this model and variation.  Note not only the red tint to the frame (somewhat common), but the red slide and barrel as well.  This color variation is a function of metallurgy coupled with the time, temperature and purity of solution in the bluing tank.  In addition, this piece has a dull red variation of grips (high sawdust content) found on late war pistols.

This piece is in original condition, all matching, with two correct commercial magazines.

NOT FOR SALE AT THIS TIME

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