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Old November 18, 2017, 17:34   #38
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The SVW45 and SVW46 are also known as the gray ghosts because of the phosphate finish on some of these pistols. They also wore stamped steel grips rather than the Bakelite of the P.38 or presswood of the late PP's.

Some of these are re-worked P.38 made at the end of the war and some are manufactured in '46 by the French.

They are scarce, but not particularly rare in the US. The pop up frequently on GB.

These are the last of the steel framed P.38 pistols until Walther offered commemorative and anniversary steel frame editions periodically in the eighties. Those are the rarest of all because so few were manufactured. Even less than the 480 or Zero series.
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