Specifications

Weapon type:

Semi-automatic pistol

Weight:

0.80 kg (1 lb)

Calibre & Catrige:

9x19mm Parabellum

Effective range:

50 m (55 yd)

Designed:

1938

Manufacturer:

Carl Walther Waffenfabrik GmbH, Mauser Werke GmbH, Spreewerk GmbH

Number produced:

1,000,000

Action:

Short recoil, locked breech

In service:

1938-present

Muzzle velocity:

365 m/s (1,200 ft/s)

Capacity:

8 rounds

The Mauser P38 or Walther P38 is a service pistol used by Wehrmacht during the WWII. It replaced the famous Luger P08 which was used in the WWI. This model was the first pistol that introduced a locked-breech action with combination of double and single action trigger.

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