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  1. P.38 Help with ID and history

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    From the serial number and markings, what can be learned about this P-38 war trophy? My father brought this back in 1945 and it has been in our family ever since. Markings include: "bYf44" Serial Number: "4993" matching Images: Eagle of an F underneath; Eagle with an N underneath Other proof...
  2. Ever given your P38 a lighter hammer spring?

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    I just put in a new Wolff 16# and the DA pull got a lot worse. Apparently, my original spring wasn't the standard 20#? I don't understand how anyone could keep their aim straight either way. I'm thinking of buying a 13#, but i wanted to hear about your experiences first. I've found surprisingly...
  3. My P-38 customization

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    So i've had this aluminum-frame P-38 for some years, and i've always disliked the contrast between the frame and the slide-assembly. It was also quite worn-out externally, and i've long considered painting it (and various other guns), if only i'd get set up to do so. A couple months back, a...
  4. P-38 Disassembly for ceracoating

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    I have a problem disassembling my P-38. This Sunday, a friend is going to teach me to ceracoat, and to this end, i've chosen my aluminum-frame P-38. I've disassembled it as far as i could with some help from The Peruano's slide disassembly video and Tanfoglio's pictures, but i can't get the...
  5. Is it Is it safe to shoot my P-38 and what's it worth?

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    Hi, this is my first thread. I recently picked up a P-38 Marked CYQ (spreewerks) and it's S/N is 7219L (I think Feb 1944). The slide has about 20% bluing on it and the frame has about 85% bluing on it, everything on the inside looks almost new as if the gun was carried allot but almost never...
  6. P-38 Slide Sticks

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    My 1973 Polizei P-38 recently developed a problem where the slide sticks in the aft (rearward) position (with no magazine in). I am forced to push the slide forward with a slight nudge from my palm. It is clean and well lubricated. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I might fix this problem?
  7. My Small Collection

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    Hope this is a reasonable place to post this. I've been a Walther fan since I was a teenager. My first handgun was an Interarms P-38 that I bought new in the early 70's. It was soon followed by a WWII AC41 and others. I've regrettably sold a few over the years as I was a Luger collector for...