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What can you tell me about a p38 serial # 2773H. I know it

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what can you tell me about a p38 serial # 2773H. I know it was 1942 but what does the signify? approx value?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM replied 1 year ago.


I think you may have left something out on your question. What does ? signify? Which manufacturer produced your gun, Walther, Mauser?

What proof marks are on the gun?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry tom. it is a walther and I wanted to know what the H in the serial number 2773H means. approx. value? I dont have the firearm with me, I am considering a purchase.
Expert:  TOM replied 1 year ago.


Instead of using long serial numbers they started with an "A" suffix, when 9999A was reached the numbers start over with a "B" suffix. At times a 5 number serial was used along with the letter suffix. More important to the value is the code used on the gun such as "ac", "ac40" thru "ac45" and "480". If your gun is an "ac42" there are 2 variations. The first has an eagle over 359 on all parts and is valued higher than an "ac42" without them.

The values are: 90%-$775, 80%-$650, 70%-$525, 60%-$425

Add 25% for the first variation.

These are private party values.

I hope this helps you,


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