WW2 Nazi Garman P38 Fully marked Spreewerk manufacture
Serial number dates this to 1944 production range
This is a very clean WW2 Nazi P38 German 9mm service pistol dated to 1944, this is a fully dry firing and can be totally stripped down.
The third manufacturer of P38 pistols was manufactured by the Spreewerk factory.
Spreewerk production started in 1942 and the secret code was cyq, Spreewerk also used serial numbers with suffix letters and applied to same serial numbering system as Mauser.
In 1920 Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken AG, one of Germany's largest munitions firms of the pre WW1 was forced by the Versailles to give up the manufacture of armaments so they acquiring a typewriter manufacturer 'Olympia Schreibmaschinen' in 1929, opening a new factory in 1933 at Erfurt to manufacture cash registers.
In 1938 Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken AG re-entered munitions production and establishing Metallwarenfabrik Spreewerk to undertake the fabrication of munitions components at the former Berlin-Spandau factory of the defunct Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken.
After the Chech's were over run, Metallwarenfabrik Spreewerk took over the control of the Grottau factory. Grottau was a former textile plant in Leitenberger and used forced labor and prisoners to manufacture the P38.
cyq was the Nazi war code for Metallwarenfabrik Spreewerk, also the Factory inspection stamp 88 can be clearly seen as well . Common number stamped 9877p for mid 1944.
Above you can see all three stamps that were stamped onto all war time Spreewerk production pistols.
This P38 comes with an un-marked P38 Holster , other than a few number stamped into the inside leather. We believe this is not an original WW2 holster as there are no waffern stamps or Nazi acceptance stamps on the holster and comes free with the P38.
This is a very example of a war time P38, it is very clean and has a smooth dry firing action.