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Mp40Bran 05-19-2019 05:48 PM

1944 CYQ P38 for Review
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Hello I have a 1944 CYQ P38 pistol for review! Please tell me what you think. Who ever responds first is my new Wermacht Awards best friend! Thank you, everyone, for your help.

Douglas Jr. 05-20-2019 09:08 AM

Pictures can be deceiveing and I would ask for a three days inspection, but I will throw my two cents.
The gun looks OK for a Spreewerke P38, with toolng marks and correct grips for this maker. The finish seems to be origial, with a slight loss of finish at the rear of the slide.
The visible numbers are matching but you will need to ask for pictures of the serial numbers located in the barrel and in the locking bolt.
I couldn't make out the suffix letter so I can't date it properly.
The holster was made by E. G. Leuner GmbH from Bautzen (code bla) in 1944.

Mauser888 05-20-2019 01:01 PM

Clean looking pistol. Locking block is in the white so that is a good thing. Any paint left in the "S" and "F"?

What magazine does it come with?

Mp40Bran 05-20-2019 06:07 PM

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Here are the other pictures requests. Thank you guys so much for your help! You guys are amazing. How much do you think this package is worth?

phild 05-20-2019 08:14 PM

My impression is that this is one from the lot of nicer imports that came in during the mid 90s. The nature of the pitting shown on the frame, slide front and rear barrel block is unusual, given the condition of the rest of the pistol.

I could go on with several other observations on this one but I will spare everyone for a change. I suspect that you will find a very tiny and light stamped import line of abbreviation and location on the frame under the left grip plate or signs of where it was.

Even if present it is a nice gun.

Mp40Bran 05-21-2019 03:17 AM

Thank you! So you say this is a reproduction pistol made in the 90s? Can anyone else also confirm this?

Mauser888 05-21-2019 04:36 AM

Not a reproduction but a 90's refinished import. Pitting should never be blue and to me that is a telltale sign of it being refinished at some point.

Personally I wouldn't what that in my P-38 collection unless you are just looking for a inexpensive shooter.

Mp40Bran 05-21-2019 05:54 AM

Thank you so much. You guys bring true justice to collecting! I agree I only want quality items!

Mp40Bran 05-21-2019 06:58 AM

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I have another 1943 P38 that Iím interested in... is this one a quality authentic example? Thank you everyone for your help.

Mauser888 05-21-2019 07:07 AM

Pics are a little dark but from what I can see I like it. The locking block is in the white as it should be and I can see white paint in the "S" and red in the "F".

Better pics in outside light would help more.

Mp40Bran 05-21-2019 07:11 AM

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You are the man! Here is a better picture without the white crayon highlights. In its condition how much do you think itís worth in $?

Mauser888 05-21-2019 07:28 AM

Still a bit dark. If original finish and no import marks here in the East it would sell for $850.00

phild 05-21-2019 07:35 AM

I agree with value estimate and this one seems to have original finish IMO

Mp40Bran 05-21-2019 07:37 AM

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Pictures with light.

Mauser888 05-21-2019 08:01 AM

After seeing the pics in daylight I would lower my estimate a bit to $750.00 as the right side looks to have some pitting or either active rust. This side also shows more wear then the left side.

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