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P.38 Pistol - cyq, early design

By 1942 it was obvious to the German Heers Waffenamt that they wanted more P.38 pistols than Walther could produce at that time.  The German army licensed the Walther pistol design to two additional manufacturers.  Mauser (maker code byf) and Spreewerke (maker code cyq).  Spreewerke P.38s were noted for their rough machining.  However, their early production was on par with 1943 produced pistols from Mauser or Walther.

Spreewerke started P.38 production in 1942, although unlike the other two makers, they never marked their pistols with a date.  They followed the same pattern of the early design (i.e., no hump on the edge at the top of the trigger guard where the trigger axle is, a secondary relief cut behind the extractor, and a lightening hole in the frame well) until the transition by all three makers to the late design during 1943.

This first piece is in excellent original condition, all matching with both correct magazines.  It is in a very rare shoulder holster.

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This second piece is in excellent original condition, all matching with both correct magazines.  It exhibits an interesting omission.  The cyq maker code did not get stamped on the slide.  Everything else about it identifies it as an early Spreewerke pistol.  It is in excellent original condition, all matching with both correct magazines.  It is in a joa 1943 black softshell holster.

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