A very common modification by post war gunsmiths, for their clients, was to cut the barrel lenght of the P.38 pistol.

This might have been inspired by the popular 1960's television series Man From U.N.C.L.E. Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin used highly stylized P.38's as their "carry" weapons on the show.

No P.38's were ever modified by the Germans in this manner, this example is extremely well done.