View Full Version : Which Walter Model is this

Harley Nolden
January 29, 2002, 07:20 AM
Researching the Walthers, this gun is shown as the Walther P5, however, in another reference the P5 Is shown similar to the P38.

Two segments,


Harley Nolden
January 29, 2002, 07:21 AM
Which one is which


January 29, 2002, 09:16 AM
The file named "wally.jpg" is a P-5, the second file is a P-38 (despite
what the caption says).

I've noticed a sharp jump in P-5 prices in the last year or so, and a
slide in P-38 prices as surplus German police pistols come on the

Ken Strayhorn
Hillsborough NC

James K
January 29, 2002, 01:31 PM
The P5 does not externally look like the P.38/P1 but the internal mechanism is very close and it could be described as "similar" in that respect. The second picture is a post-war gun, either a P.38 or a P1.