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AC 45 Nazi German P-38 out of the woodwork, all matching 3 digit serial #

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Military and Wartime1318 of 3945WW2 German POW letter of thanks to US OfficerThird Reich Navy Officer's dress dagger Model 1938
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Posted 2 years ago

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bluemax1914
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This near-mint pistol waltzed out of the woodwork into my eager hands several years ago. All matching serial numbers, the holster is also dated 1945. Most AC-45's are mis-matched.

This example is from the "A" block, three-digit serial #.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    What do you mean by "AC-45"?
  2. bluemax1914 bluemax1914, 2 years ago
    For blunderbuss 2: The Germans used Letters to designate the manufactrer of the pistol "ac" was the letter code for Walther. Mauser's code was "byf", and the P-38's made by Spreewerk spoort the letter code "cyq". Both Walther and Mauser followed their codes with the date of manufacture. Spreewerke did not date their pistols. The letter that follows the serial number is the "block" number, each block represented 10,000 pistols, and the first block did not have a letter. So, this particular pistol was made in the second "block", in February of 1945. The entire c & d blocks were assembled after the war by former employees of the Walther factory for G.I's, and almost none of these have matching serial numbers. (The Walther factory was captured in early April, 1945.

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