Is the Walther P38 reliable?

Is the Walther P38 reliable?

Extremely reliable, fairly accurate, very serviceable if you only use FMJ, $250 or less if you shop around, stick with FMJ loads and NO +P’s, availiable, stack up ok for a 65 + year old design. They are a fun little pistol that used to be had under $199.

How much is an original Walther P38 worth?

WALTHER ARMS P 38 pistol PRICE AND HISTORICAL VALUE A WALTHER ARMS P 38 pistol is currently worth an average price of $943.05 used .

When did they stop making Walther P38?

The P-38 was smooth shooting, accurate, and reliable—everything a soldier could want from a sidearm—and Walther produced some 1.2 million of them from 1940 to 1945. The P-38 wasn’t again produced for the German military until after 1957.

How does a Walther P38 work?

The moving-barrel mechanism is actuated by a wedge-shaped falling locking block underneath the breech. When the pistol is fired, the barrel and slide recoil together, until the locking block drives down, disengaging the slide and arresting further rearward movement of the barrel.

How many rounds does a Walther P38 hold?


Walther P38
Action Short recoil, pivoted locking piece assisted breechblock
Muzzle velocity 1,050 ft/s (320 m/s)
Effective firing range Sights set for 50 metres (55 yd)
Feed system 8-round magazine

What year is my P38?

Locate the manufacturer codes. After the P38 designation, an alpha, or alpha-numeric stamped designation is found. All Walther-produced P38s are designated AC, followed by the final two digits of the year manufactured. A 1943 Walther P38 is identified by AC43.

What pistol does James Bond use?

Walther PPK
The Walther PPK vs the Walther P99 Most famously, 007 traditionally carries the Walther PPK (Polizei Pistole Kriminal) , though from ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ until Daniel Craig’s first outing in ‘Casino Royale’ , he adopts the bigger, plastic-framed Walther P99.

What was the model number of the Walther P38?

Serial numbers ended at 1025. With a few more minor changes, the pistol finally was accepted by the German army, and “P38” became the official model name! The army initially ordered 800 pieces on April 1, 1939. Many of these pistols had mixed parts between the HP and P38 and be marked with the commercial proof.

When did the Mauser p38 stop being made?

Mauser was making Luger’s. We all know that Mauser Luger throughout World War II. They stopped production in 1942. BYF was the code for the Mauser Factory and so they’re kicking out these Luger’s. And now the army doesn’t want the Luger’s anymore, they went to P38s because again they felt like it was an improvement.

Do you have to pay for Walther rifle service?

All replacement parts are charged separately (unless parts are still under warranty). Shipping of Rifle or Air Pistol to our workshops is at customers own cost. However customers are welcome to come and drop off, and collect their rifles or air pistol once the service is completed.

How does laser welding work on a P-38?

For example a cracked slide from a WWII P-38 with original numbers is laser welded back together using a 0.005″ 4140 rod using milliseconds of laser light and minimal heat to avoid warping the slide. This allows the gunsmith to retain the originality of the pistol after refinishing.