Standard configuration P38, very early P1 with 5” barrel, drift adjustable front sight, fixed rear sight, and loaded indicator. Usual address on the left side of slide that includes manufacturer, model and caliber. Safety positions marked with a white “S” and a red highlighted “F”. The right side of the slide is marked with military acceptances, a manufacturing date of 10/53, (1953) followed by numerical series. The left side of the frame is marked with the full serial number, and the initials “BW” (Bundeswehr). The last three digits of the serial number are repeated on the left side of the slide and the left side of the barrel lug. Fitted with the correct black grips. Early phosphated magazine, with 7 indicator holes, whose spine is marked with the same numerical series as the slide excepting the last four digits.
Walther, P38, P1, German Military Pistol, made in 1953
Excellent original condition with minimal sharp edge wear and a scattering of scuffs on the slide, especially the right side near the rear sight. Excellent front strap and VG-EXC grips. Comparable condition magazine. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. An extremely early and all matching German military P1 as delivered to the Bundeswehr in 1953, making it CNR eligible!