View Full Version : Unknown pistol mag???

03-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Does anyone recognize this pistol mag, looks vintage German, small caliber, no stamps.
Thanks, Titan

03-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Looks like a p-38 mag.

03-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Ditto. P-38.


03-20-2014, 07:09 AM
It is way to small for a p38, and will not hold 9mm.

03-20-2014, 07:34 AM
Sauer 38H might be another choice?

03-20-2014, 10:11 AM
So, is it a .32? Hard to get a size perspective.


03-20-2014, 10:33 AM
Sauer 38H might be another choice?

I just campared the posted photos and my Sauer 38h magazine and I think the posted photos are from something else. I do not know what it is, but, it is not a 38h.

The stepped bottom sure looks like the Walther P-38 though. Perhaps Walther is correct just a different model. Do you know if it is a .32acp or .380 or ?

03-20-2014, 08:44 PM
I will try some other ammo in it this weekend, maybe it is not German???

03-20-2014, 08:56 PM
I will try some other ammo in it this weekend, maybe it is not German???

Caliber would really narrow it down. It's not 9mm, so that means it isn't a .30 Luger or a .380 either, in all probability. So, it's likely a .32 or a .25. It's not from a PP series or any of the Walther's, including Models 1-9 or a Sauer 38h. So a single stack, small caliber, probably American pistol because it looks like it is designed for an American style magazine release. Best I can do.


03-22-2014, 10:21 AM
The floorplate looks like a P38, but the magazine body is definitely not. How about an Astra Constable? They appear similar and that pistol was manufactured in 7.65.

don w
03-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Yes, let us know the caliber.
With the length wise slot cut into it, I would rule out war time P38.
With that side slot cut into the other side of the mag, half way up, I would definitely say it came from a pistol that uses a mag release button on the side of the frame.

03-30-2014, 09:42 PM
I will try some ammo in it next weekend.

04-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Here is a pic of the "unknown" mag, next to a p.38 mag. It does not fit a hsc, fn 1910, or pp.
Give me you thoughts, Gene

04-15-2014, 11:09 PM
OK, after more research than I care to admit, my best guess is....it is an Astra 4000 magazine.

But, technically I think Pisgah probably beat me to the punch, pretty sure it's an Astra.


04-16-2014, 11:37 AM
The body looks like a CZ27. But with that locking notch the only thing I can think of would be a Sauer 38h. Maybe some kind of postwar replacement.

denny gaither
04-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Definately not a Sauer 38H mag. Both the tube and the floorplate are different.

04-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Can someone post a pic of the Astra mag??
Thanks, Titan

04-22-2014, 05:23 PM

04-25-2014, 06:24 PM
It may be from a Star Stavel???
Any thoughts?

09-10-2014, 04:56 PM
it's only a CZ 38 magazine (380 Auto).