Walther P1 – 9mm – Germany – w/Mag – Bundeswehr – 1982 – PW ARMS
This is a no reserve penny auction for a Walther P1 semi-automatic handgun in 9mm. Serial number- 018228. This pistol has a good bore and comes with the the original magazine. The four-pointed star marks the reinforced slide in this case. The "W 4.71" stamp on the frame indicates it went through the Bundeswehr repair facility at St. Wendel in April, 1971. The slide appears to have been manufactured in March of 1982. With some minor finish wear on the barrel and some scratches, this descendant of the P38 is a great piece of history.
<br />Combat experience had proven the Wehrmacht’s Walther P38 to be a tough and reliable service pistol. So rather than adopting a totally new design, the Bundeswehr simply fielded a modernized version of the P38 designated the Pistole 1 (P1). It subsequently served several generations of Teutonic soldats during the Cold War, as they faced down the Russian Bear.