P38 and the like


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rgs1975
January 3, 2008, 05:10 PM
Are there any current or recently past auto's that are made in the style of the old Walther P38?

Also, how old does a P38 have to be to qualify as C&R?

Thanks.

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Dirtypacman
January 3, 2008, 05:30 PM
I believe its 50 years or older to be considered C&R ... I would confirm that fact as I am not positive.

rcmodel
January 3, 2008, 06:11 PM
The Walther P1 and P4 were newer modified post-war models of the P-38.

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg68-e.htm

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/1224.gif
rcmodel

ArmedBear
January 3, 2008, 06:51 PM
I think that all the P38 variants are C&R, but that doesn't do much for you in California anyway, except that they don't have to be on the "Not unsafe handgun" list.

I have a P1. I like it.

A number of new Berettas are "made in the style" of the P38, with an open slide. The slides of the Berettas are longer, though, WRT the barrel length.

http://products.berettausa.com/images/84_Cheetah_S.jpg

http://products.berettausa.com/images/M9A1_small.jpg

bannockburn
January 3, 2008, 07:35 PM
I think Erma Werke made a .22 that resembled a P-38; not real sure but it might have the Model PX88. Other than that, the only others that i can think of are the P-1 and the P-4.

JHansenAK47
January 3, 2008, 07:58 PM
Croatia made a hi cap copy of the p38 called the PHP MV 9. I got a picture of it in my Jane's gun recognition guide.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=84764785

bannockburn
January 3, 2008, 09:13 PM
JHansenAK47

I don't want to offend any Croatians out there, but that is one weird looking pistol. It kind of looks like one team of designers worked on the slide, and another team worked on the frame, and the only time they met, was when they were going to actually start production on the gun.

Shweboner
February 10, 2008, 09:00 PM
$700 for that thing? Werent those in SGN for $400?

Hoppy590
February 11, 2008, 01:00 AM
the P38 is generaly CR. the P1 is generaly not.

a p1 can be had for 250$ still in wrap. http://www.omega-weapons-systems.com/catalog.htm

denfoote
February 11, 2008, 03:25 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/denfoote/WaltherP5.jpg

Walther P5

Deanimator
February 11, 2008, 12:11 PM
I don't want to offend any Croatians out there, but that is one weird looking pistol. It kind of looks like one team of designers worked on the slide, and another team worked on the frame, and the only time they met, was when they were going to actually start production on the gun.

Actually what it looks like is the late war experiments with low cost versions of the P-38.

76shuvlinoff
February 11, 2008, 09:10 PM
I have a p38 my dad "captured" in Germany in the last days of WWII.
One day in the early 90s he managed to put a 9mm hole in his bedroom floor with it and handed it to me shortly thereafter. I have not fired it myself in over 20 years but it's cleaned and lubed regularily. I should get it out and see how it does on paper targets but I would hate for anything to happen to it.

It means more to me than money and I would never part with it but how to I verify it's vintage? What is C&R?

Thanks,
Mark

highlander 5
February 11, 2008, 09:16 PM
Curios and Relics, in another words antiques

Hoppy590
February 11, 2008, 09:37 PM
Curios and Relics, in another words antiques

an, FAL, AK are, and M16 will soon be designs with in the C&R time frames. and if it wasnt for the NFA they would be CR...

9mm out of a p38 will kill ya just as quick as a 9mm from a glock

Bullet
February 11, 2008, 10:03 PM
You might look here -

http://www.fgsfirearms.com/handguns.php?cat=Handguns&subcat=P.+38

http://www.p38forum.com/

76shuvlinoff
February 11, 2008, 11:34 PM
thanks guys

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