German Walther P38 Pistol

  • Firearms Thru History
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By Crusader1307

The Walther P-38 Pistol was a semi-automatic sidearm, adopted as the Official weapon of The Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany.
A reliable and robust weapon, it was interested and produced by noted German firearm Inventor Carl Walther in 1938. Originally, it was supposed to replace the Lugar P-08 Pistol. Actual issuing of the weapon was delayed until 1942. Originally manufactured for a 19mm round, some experimental versions of .45, .38 and even .22 calibers were attempted. A semi-automatic, blow back operated firearm, The P-38 was light at only 1.5 pounds. It was 10-inches long and featured an 8 round, straight Clip magazine. The maximum effective range was 55 yards. Although production ceased in 1945, it would be re-started in 1957. Still in production, it is a popular weapon even today.