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I've always kinda wanted a P38. From watching old WWII flicks as a kid, to seeing Napolean Solo fighting off T.H.R.U.S.H. with one, the P38 has held a certain fascination for me. Never found a good enough deal on one to 'pull the trigger', though.
Well, this morning at the Lafayette, LA Gun Show, I found a deal I couldn't walk away from:
It's an alloy frame in Excellent condition, 1968 production, and has an interesting pedigree. Seems that Walther (or Interarms?) took a bunch of P38's back in trade from the West German police, refurbished them, and put them up for sale. Came with box, holster, instruction manual, and two magazines:
I was a little surprised, as I would have thought that a '68 model would be either a P1, or a P38/II. Anyway, I'm pumped, and looking forward to shooting it!
[ETA] If anyone has any info regarding these W. German Police trade-ins, please share!
Last edited by Kilowatt3; September 22nd, 2018 at 09:10 PM.
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I had one and it cost me $30.00 in 1964 and my Luger cost $35.00. Sure wish I had both of them today.
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Oh yeah! Steel core leather gun belt. Finally. and a Galco Lite shoulder rig for my G23. Loving all of it so far.
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I picked up a S&W 43C today and just in time received in my mailbox some Tipton .22 snap caps that I had ordered. Needless to say I now have blisters on both of my index fingers after approximately 500 trigger pulls, 250 with each side. I would pull 25 times and then slowly stack the trigger through the first two clicks and hold while I aligned the XS white bead front sight on various objects in my garage. Following this exercise for working on smoothing the trigger pull, I compared it to my two S&W 442s, a 442 no dash and a 442-1. Both had significantly better trigger pulls than the 43C. Just for the heck of it, I got out an old S&W M18 and compared the double action pull to the 43C. I shouldn't have done that! Since I was feeling very masochistic tonight I proceeded to get out my S&W M66-1 that has had thousands of rounds fired through it (and it isn't my best revolver trigger pull, a S&W M10 that has been "smoothed" holds that position). I concluded that I need to pick up a trigger pull gauge to find out more precisely where these are breaking at.
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Stopped by the LGS this evening. Gun is three months old, came with three mags but only one(small) back strap. I'll contact S&W this week for the rest of the back straps. I just can't figure out how someone looses all the spare parts when they have the case to leave them in.
Even with the $9.00 cost of the back straps, I still saved 25% from MSRP.
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