Object Title

Centrefire self-loading military pistol - Spreewerk Model P.38, Austrian military issue

Centrefire self-loading military pistol - Spreewerk Model P.38, Austrian military issue

Date

about 1955

Object Number

PR.13595

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room via the National Museums Consortium from the Home Office Firearms Compensation Scheme, 1997, July 2004

Physical Description

This example is stamped with the first Spreewerk code 'cyq'. and the proprty mark 'BH' for the Austrian Bunderheer (Army). It has been refurbished and renumbered for the Austrians.
The P.38 is a short-recoil operated, locked-breech pistol with an eight shot magazine. The barrel is locked to the slide using a wedge-shaped locking piece, which can tilt up and down below the barrel. This is while it follows the inclined surfaces on the frame. When the barrel and slide are in battery, the locking piece is in its upper position, and its lugs securely lock the slide to the barrel. It has an dull military blued finish and black plastic grips of the post war design.

It has been renumbered with the original serial number 'X' out.

Carries the birminham proof mark for 1994

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength123 mm
OverallLength216 mm
OverallWeight0.92 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number a 1609

Calibre

9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Original serial no. 9961

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