Postwar Walther P.38 magazine:

3rd variation  

Postwar Walther P38 magazine 3rd variation

The Walther magazines produced after the war have seven uniform circular welding spots. The floorplates have a rectangular notch, comparable to the wartime produced magazines. All of the magazines have ribbed followers that are an unfinished metal color. The military contract magazines were stamped on the left side of the housing with the Walther banner, the pistol designation (either P.38 or P1), and the caliber.

The Bundeswehr (german postwar army) magazines of the 3rd type were stamped with a Walther postwar inspection stamp on top of the spine. This inspection stamp resembles an eagle with drooped-wings over a number. The Bundeswehr was part of the NATO organization and therefore was required to stamp all military equipment with a so-called NATO stock number (NSN). The NSN for a P.38 magazine was 1005-12-120-0892 and was stamped on the spine. The manufacturing date is found on the bottom of the spine (month/year). The difference compared to the previous variation is that the pistol model designation was changed from P38 to P1.