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Old 10-20-2013, 12:16 AM   #11
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I just bought a mismatched P.38 at Cabela's for $399.
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Frame: Walther 8659f
Slide: Mauser byf 44 763 v
Barrel: Mauser 5913
Grips: Bakelite, red
Magazine: P38v w/o Waffenamt

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The frame is original finish but the slide and barrel are refinished black. I swapped the red Bakelite grips with the black plastic ones on my byf 44 (both are correct).
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So what is it? Maybe an early Austrian rework but who knows? In any case it's very well fitted, has a perfect bore, and should be a great shooter.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
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So what is it? Maybe an early Austrian rework but who knows? ...
It's definitely not an Austrian rework...

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It's definitely not an Austrian rework...

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Well, it has an HP type mag and it's very nicely built...maybe Interarmco...
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:50 AM   #14
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Well, it has an HP type mag and it's very nicely built...maybe Interarmco...
Maybe from Abercrombie & Fitch, too.

However, the likely source is Billybob's stray parts box. I've assembled a few of those myself years ago. Many others did also, when the parts were cheap.

IF everything fits and works like it should, it'll be okay. The problems arise when they don't. One needs to understand what he's looking at; just because it goes together and shoots doesn't necessarily mean that all is right.

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It looks like a force matched RC that has been touched up on the numbers and letters the S F. A good shooter.
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