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Hello,


I own a post war Walther P38 made in 5/60 and I like to shoot it. I shoot all my guns an this one is no exception. I've put exactly 1215 rounds through it since I bought it.



I've inspected it just after I purchased it and it had no signs of frame wear. The surface that interacts with the locking block was perfectly square with a well defined edge.


Now 1215 rounds later it shows al lot of wear:











I shoot almost exclusively low power 124gr reloads doing 1021 fps at the muzzle.



Is this normal or should I be worried? How many more rounds shall it withstand until become unsafe?




Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Visible wear in that area of the frame is inevitable. It occurs when the barrel returns to battery and the locking block is ramped up to lock to the slide. Keep it clean and well lubricated and it will last longer than you.

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Thanks for your reply. I was afraid it was wearing too fast.


How will I know if the gun is becoming unsafe?
 

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Thanks for your reply. I was afraid it was wearing too fast.


How will I know if the gun is becoming unsafe?

When it sneaks out of the safe at night, in order to satiate it's thirst for fresh blood.


Oh, nevermind, that was my "gun grabbing" alter-ego talking.
 
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