Walther P38 from Canadian CANLOAN officer

Interesting pistol with some provenance: It was owned by a Canadian veteran who was attached to British 1st Parachute Division as a CANLOAN officer and parachuted into Arnhem for Operation “Market Garden” in 1944. He avoided capture with the help of Dutch Resistance, one of whom gave him this pistol. Supporting documents consist of registration certificate to Lt. Leo Jack Heaps and copies of his memoirs as published on a regimental history web site. Leo Heaps is also the author of “The Grey Goose of Arnhem” and a copy of that book is included in this listing. The pistol is Walther 1941 manufacture (ac 41). All matching numbers. Magazine is also Walther with Waffenamt “359” stamp. Bore appears to be very good plus. Some wear is obvious to the front of the frame and barrel, not surprising considering where it has been.

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$1,895.00

Walther P38 from Canadian CANLOAN officer R11371

Walther P38 from Canadian CANLOAN officer Description

Interesting pistol with some provenance: It was owned by a Canadian veteran who was attached to British 1st Parachute Division as a CANLOAN officer and parachuted into Arnhem for Operation “Market Garden” in 1944. He avoided capture with the help of Dutch Resistance, one of whom gave him this pistol. Supporting documents consist of registration certificate to Lt. Leo Jack Heaps and copies of his memoirs as published on a regimental history web site. Leo Heaps is also the author of “The Grey Goose of Arnhem” and a copy of that book is included in this listing. The pistol is Walther 1941 manufacture (ac 41). All matching numbers. Magazine is also Walther with Waffenamt “359” stamp. Bore appears to be very good plus. Some wear is obvious to the front of the frame and barrel, not surprising considering where it has been.

Walther P38 from Canadian CANLOAN officer Additional Information

Catalog Number R11371