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I just got this Walther p-38 for free, It has a cracked rear sight right down the center. It still works the finish looks great!

Just wondering if and where they sell these parts.


oh... and how the hell do I get the damn thing apart?!?!

 

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Never mind, figured out how to take it apart.... knew it was some easy thing, but I could not move the lever.

Still looking for rear sight..
 

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Here you go -

Numrich

Great to deal with, no order too small.

Be sure and try them by phone FIRST!

Nearly always they offer a discount code if you order via the web as you are on hold awaiting a live body.
 

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Thanks speaker

lol... I figured there would be a few types but wow..

D 971950 Rear Sight, Square Notch, L Marked
D 971930 Rear Sight, Square Notch, R Marked
D 200060 Rear Sight, Standard, .095'' Notch Width
D 972090 Rear Sight, U Notch
D 971960 Rear Sight, U Notch, L Marked
D 971970 Rear Sight, U Notch, R Marked

wondering what type I need.
 

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fatcat said:
Thanks speaker

lol... I figured there would be a few types but wow..

D 971950 Rear Sight, Square Notch, L Marked
D 971930 Rear Sight, Square Notch, R Marked
D 200060 Rear Sight, Standard, .095'' Notch Width
D 972090 Rear Sight, U Notch

D 971960 Rear Sight, U Notch, L Marked
D 971970 Rear Sight, U Notch, R Marked

wondering what type I need.
Without knowing more, I'd probably feel safe ordering either of the above.
 

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Wonder if Adler knows...


wait.. what am I saying I know he knows, He knows all when it comes to anything German...
 

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Sorry had some internet issues. Well you do need to be carefull, Your P38 is a wartime one made at the Mauser factory in 1944 (BYF 44), so not all the parts will interchange with the post war P38 (1957-1960s). If you really need a part and need to know if it interchanges between the two there is a great Walther importer and expert I always ask. He carries every walther ever made adn can tell you exactly which part to order.

EARL'S REPAIR SERVICE INC.
EARL J. SHEEHAN JR.
437R CHANDLER STREET

TEWKSBURY, MA. 01876
USA

Phone 001-978-851-2656
Fax 001-978-851-9462
 

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BTW your grips are not correct for a Wartime P38........they are off a postwar P1
 

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See, what did I tell yall...
I think it may have been reblued as well because the finish is to great for how old it is, so the grips do not surprise me. Thanks for the info.]

What more can you expect on something free!
 

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It is possible, but the quality on wartime P38s did not really suffer until the last year of the war, and for some reason the Mauser ones stayed the prettiest with Spreewerk (CYQ codes) being the ugliest. The BYF43 and BYF44 codes are the most common P38s produced, but they hold their value better than any Spreewerk gun.
 

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fatcat - sorry for the newbie question, but could you tell me the secret to field striping the P38?

I was going through my late father's guns, and while two of them had the factory manual (Glock 17 and Walther PPK), the P38 didn't. I figured I just needed to rotate the slide release lever forward, but that doesn't seem to do anything but allow the slide to move forward an addition 1/4".

I don't want to fire the gun until I know how to get it apart and clean it.

From my research, it appears the P38 that I have was manufactured at the Mauser factory under French occupation in late 1945 or early 1946 (since it has the star marking on it).

Jordan
 

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No prob. Any other questions let me know. Im the resident Walther man here from what I gather.
 

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I know.....I am an island amongst the 1911, HK, and SA fans. The closest thing to a Walther fan here in the way of lonliess is probably a CZ nut
 

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Yeah... it took me some time to figure out how to get the damn slide off to.

What year is yours?
 

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fatcat said:
Yeah... it took me some time to figure out how to get the damn slide off to.

What year is yours?
I'm not entirely sure. Either a late 1945, or early 1946. It has the star marking on it that indicates it was made at a plant under French occupation after the war. When I get home tonight, I'll post the serial number.
 
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