Mauser P38

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.


Weapon type:Semi-automatic pistol
Weight:0.80 kg (1 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:9×19mm Parabellum (9mm Luger)
Capacity:8 rounds
Effective range:50 m (55 yd)
Manufacturer: Carl Walther Waffenfabrik GmbH, Mauser Werke GmbH, Spreewerk GmbH
Number built:1,000,000
Action:Short recoil, locked breech
In service:1938–present
Muzzle velocity:365 m/s (1,200 ft/s)