Being new to this group I have to admit German Pistols are not my "THING". I have collected Japanese swords for MANY years and will be glad to help any collectors in any way I can..
Now the question. Tonight while talking to a friend ,who collects Nazi era weapons. I mentioned to him that I had a hammerless P38. His comment was "Aint no such thing". Well there has to be because I have one. My Uncle picked the weapon up in Berlin during the war. It was found in a desk drawer in a weapons factory. The pistol was in a canvas bag placed in a cardboard. box, with a note in German saying that it is a experimental test pistol---with a German officer's name. Just a note---My Uncle was a officer, who's job druring the war was to go through the bombed out factories in search of "papers", drawings and any other items of Military interest.
The pistol itself in unmarked (no sr# or any other marks).and in the white---(No Bluing at all). Plain and simple it is just a P38 with no external hammer. I have no pictures of it at the moment---but can take some---I just never thought it was that big of a deal. I do have all the capture records for it and my Uncles military records showing what he did and where he served.
So whats the deal with this pistol? Is it a real P38? Did they make many of these? I guess it is worth more than the average P38.