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Old 02-04-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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Who currently makes the best reproduction grips for the P.38? Personal experience please. Appearence, fit, texture, durability--who makes the best ones?
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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You can try this web site....
http://www.carlwalther.com/pp.htm

It's Earl's repair. I have bought a number of items from him and suppossedly he deals directly with Walther for all new or used replacement parts for anything Walther in the U.S Hope this helps.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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You can find original grips for the P.38s on a number of sites; CDNN is selling originals for less than $13 right now, for example; they are black and used. I can't remember seeing a reproduction grip produced for the P.38 that is a reddish brown. You almost always have to buy originals, and they generally are pricey. Check Randall Bessler's Collector Firearms site (main page, left-hand side, under Walther at the bottom) to get an idea of what he might have in stock, and the prices attached to them.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:56 PM   #4
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My research has led me to conclude that the Vit Zimanek are about the best of the lot for looks, fit and function.

The stock post war black plastic P.38-P.1-P.4 grips are functional and fit well, but give up a bit of panache.

I also ordered up some Altamont grooved walnut grips in the Heerspistole style that fit very well, but I have not had them to the range yet.

So, bottom line, if you want the look of the WWII red brown plastic grips, go with Vit Zimanek.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #5
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Walter P-38 Grips

This thread shows up in a Google search, so I'm going to add some new information. This company makes P38 reproduction grips out of Bakelite in the original colors.

The only thing is I'm not sure if the escutcheons are included.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:37 PM   #6
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The historyarms grips do not use ecutcheons. The grip screw threads into the grip itself.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:04 AM   #7
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How big of a detraction is that? As long as you aren't a moron and bugger up the threads, does it really matter?
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:52 AM   #8
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I have 2 sets of historyarms on 2 of my P38's. Dont over tighten and you wont have a problem. I have put about 3 hundred rounds through each gun and they are still holding up just fine.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #9
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My research has led me to conclude that the Vit Zimanek are about the best of the lot for looks, fit and function.

The stock post war black plastic P.38-P.1-P.4 grips are functional and fit well, but give up a bit of panache.

I also ordered up some Altamont grooved walnut grips in the Heerspistole style that fit very well, but I have not had them to the range yet.

So, bottom line, if you want the look of the WWII red brown plastic grips, go with Vit Zimanek.
Have to agree with this. Vit-Zimanek actually has a metal nut embedded in the grips so no chance of stripping out plastic.

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Old 10-29-2011, 10:40 AM   #10
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I'm ordering a pair of the ones that are actually Bakelite, even though they lack the escutcheons.

If I strip out the Bakelite, I'll just drill it out and put escutcheons in. (With a mill, not a hand drill.)
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