View Full Version : Walther P-38 Serial Number

Geoff Timm
October 6, 2006, 03:54 PM

I saw a Walther P-38 for $350 in a local gunshop.

Anyone know when a Commercial looking gun with a military type finish, SN 0591xx may have been manufactured?

Who is a curious fellow. :cool:

October 6, 2006, 07:11 PM
If it's a post-war aluminum framed gun as has recently been imported, it will usually have a manufacture date on it.
This would look like: "7/65", for July, 1965.

If it's an ex-police or military gun, it may also have rebuild dates on the slide.

James K
October 6, 2006, 11:34 PM
We could be more help if you could give the exact markings on the slide and also the frame material (aluminum or steel). I don't think the early "zero series" went that high, but more detail would be better.