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Old 08-04-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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My new P38K (sort of!)

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Always wanted to have a P38K, but just didn't want to fork out the $1500-$2000 to get one. Soooo, with the help of a talented smith (thanks Searcher), I now have a great copy that I won't be hesitant to shoot.




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Old 08-04-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Looks like a good score to me Scuba. Thanks for the pictures and give us a range report on how she performs. ~J
Might you tell us who did the work?
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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That looks awesome! Have fun with it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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Looks like Rob did a nice job on it, jujonte; thanks for sharing the photos. I take it that he couldn't figureout a way to effectively reattach the front sight, or did you decide to go without it? (That was a discussion that we had early on.)

Here's a link to Rob Shepherd's website:

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In my view, he's a good guy, he does quality work, his prices are reasonable, and his custom stuff is exceptional.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments. Can't wait to see how it shoots. Searcher, thanks for posting Rob's info. And yes, the front sight was an issue. Rob didn't feel comfortable cutting a dovetail for it on the front of the slide - felt the piece was too thin. I may try to have it silver soldiered or otherwise affixed, or I may just leave it. If anyone has a good suggestion, please let me know. Really think it looks fine without it though.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:20 PM   #6
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Nice job! Beware - VERY LOUD!~!!~!
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #7
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I'm curious how the DDR modified WWII P-38's into the P-38K configuration (as seen in Dieter Marschall's "Red" book). I'm looking for one of those guns by the way...
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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Photo - nice looking piece yourself. That also looks to be a conversion. How did you solve your front sight issue?
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p38K mod

Hi, was this a stock post war P38 that the barrel was modified? I know there was a P38s (short barrel) and the K model.

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Did any of the (stock) short-barreled P38's have the front sight mounted out on the barrel, rather than on the forward section of the slide??
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