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    "New" WW2 P-38 for me.

    Found this at a gun show near me this morning. 1944 dated P-38, all matching numbers. I was the first one to the table and snatched it up. Old farmer that said he bought it in the 60's. I have been wanting to add one of these to my collection for awhile now. I don't know a lot about them but will post lot's of pics as I get into it. Very excited!

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    What is the manufacturers code???? Can not read it with the flash.. The serial number on the bottom grip looks neat almost like they added the "7" afterwards.

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    It's CYQ, Spreewerk. It has a bunch of Eagle 88's stamped all over it as well.
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    Great find, always liked those. Hope you got a decent deal on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mga4848 View Post
    Great find, always liked those. Hope you got a decent deal on it.
    Thanks. I think I got a decent price on it, don't really know how to price them yet.
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    Looks good. Set up for loading 9mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don in IA View Post
    Looks good. Set up for loading 9mm?
    Thanks. Not yet, soon.
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    The pistol looks very nice. The grips look to be late war plastic grips, which is very, very nice. The problem is, I've never seen a Spreewerk P38 with those grips. They show up almost exclusively on late war Mausers although they have been documented to a far lesser degree on late war Walthers. What I'm trying to say is that, while anything is possible, it's probable that someone switched out the grips on your pistol at some point after it left the factory. The good thing is, nobody was numbering grips when yours was made so it's an easy thing to put right. Again, it may have left the factory with those grips but that would surprise me. Whatever the case, they ARE original period grips. Here is a set on a late war Mauser:





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    A nice little write up to ID p-38 grips...

    http://www.p38guns.com/Gripinfo.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combloc View Post
    The pistol looks very nice. The grips look to be late war plastic grips, which is very, very nice. The problem is, I've never seen a Spreewerk P38 with those grips. They show up almost exclusively on late war Mausers although they have been documented to a far lesser degree on late war Walthers. What I'm trying to say is that, while anything is possible, it's probable that someone switched out the grips on your pistol at some point after it left the factory. The good thing is, nobody was numbering grips when yours was made so it's an easy thing to put right. Again, it may have left the factory with those grips but that would surprise me. Whatever the case, they ARE original period grips. Here is a set on a late war Mauser:
    Thank you!

    So, I'm guessing mine should have the reddish brown or dark brown late war bakelite grips?
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