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Walther P38 9mm

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The P38 strikes a familiar note with shooters everywhere. The old Walther design is still viable, and wartime guns like this all-matching-number Mauser-built one are steadily increasing in value and decreasing in availability. It's still a fine platform for the9mm round, and though lacking in "modern" refinements like a button release for the magazine, these can be very accurate and useful pistols.

Walther P38 9mm

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By twisting the takedown lever (arrow), the P38 quickly comes apart into these easily maintained parts. There's some intricate machining here, well worth a look by any serious student of guns. The easily loaded mag held 8 rounds. Old and new guns had a lanyard loop on the left side of the grip.

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