A variation of the the P38, the P1 was one of the world's first true double-action pistol and proved to be an exceptional military pistol. The weapon is robust, accurate and well balanced and field stripping and maintenance are simple and rapid. The P1 uses a double-action trigger design similar to that of the earlier Walther PPKs, and a loaded chamber indicator is also incorporated. The fixed-barrel design mechanism operates by use of a wedge-shaped locking block underneath the breech. The standard safety also acts as a decocker, and is located at the left side of the slide. When German manufacturer Walther was no longer able to produce firearms after World War II thanks to Allied sanctions, they passed the design and materials for the P38 and P1 over to French firearms company Manurhin. This pistol is import-marked and features synthetic grips, fixed open sights, and an 8-round magazine. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.