Walther P38K

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One of my favorite looking guns from history, the Walther P38k (for Kurz) is exactly what it looks like – a chopped down version of the venerable Walther P4 in 9×19. Interestingly, the P38k is not actually a chopped down P38. Rather, it’s a chopped down P4, which itself was a shortened/compact version of the P1. The primary difference between the P1 and the P38 was that the frames on the P1 models were constructed out of aluminum rather than steel.

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5 Comments

  1. Samuel Suggs says

    I am not going to get my wish am I? Well I Suppose that out of line “Fascist” comment kind of means I deserve that, well no internal organs for you anyway.

    1. Caleb says

      I found exactly one of the WA-2000 in the museum to take pictures of, and sadly the shots didn’t turn out well enough for me to use them. I did take lots of other pictures though.

      1. Samuel Suggs says

        thanks for trying even though I was a dick if you ever need a kidney or a lung or somthing else I have two of give me a call

  2. Samuel Suggs says

    interesting that they kept the lanyard loop for the pocket version

  3. Geodkyt says

    Probably easier to keep the lanyard ring (which doesn’t interfere with the designed role) than to design a new frame and grips for a low volume (comparatively) build.

    If they were going to redesign something more, I would have figured changing to a rowel hammer vice the spur, to reduce snagging when drawing from concealment.

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