Walther provided the P.38 pistol to the German Army with two magazines. It was not uncommon that issued P.38 magazines had to be replaced because of either failure or loss. These replacement magazines can be recognized rather easily because they are marked with Walther’s ac code on the left side of the magazine housing. Five variations of these replacement magazines are known, and all are marked with ac. The same development changes found for the standard Walther magazines can be observed for the replacement magazines.
5th variation; Is exactly the same as the 4th variation but without the E/359 acceptance stamp on the spine. These replacement magazines are considered as late war production.