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    Nice! I have a P1 that by its markings was made right after the war for the West Berlin police but I don't have a wartime P38. I'm watching for one, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavalryman View Post
    Nice! I have a P1 that by its markings was made right after the war for the West Berlin police but I don't have a wartime P38. I'm watching for one, though.
    That's pretty cool. Do you have pics of it?

    Keep an eye out, there are some still floating around. I didn't expect to find this one where I was at. A little out of the way country gun show in a town of less than 4000 people.
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    The magazine. Spreewerk E/88 and rectangle welds.

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    Ordered all new springs for it since it's going to be an occasional shooter. 75 year old springs in there. Collectors on the P38 forums said at a minimum I should change the recoil and locking block springs to keep from damaging the slide and locking block. So far I have received the Wolff service pack Type II. Other springs on the way!

    Service Pak Type I - For the P-38 contains the following springs to replace weakened or broken springs, returning the pistol to original factory condition: 2 recoil springs, hammer spring, extractor spring, auto firing pin lock spring, retainer latch plunger spring and cartridge indicator spring. A firing pin spring is not available for the Walther P-38.

    Service Pak Type II - For the P-38 contains all springs described in Type I pack above and a +5% extra power magazine spring.
    Fits P-38 Models Only

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    That is interesting about the springs, how would older springs damage the other gun part??

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    Quote Originally Posted by indy1919a4 View Post
    That is interesting about the springs, how would older springs damage the other gun part??
    I was reading that these have problems with cracking/damaging slides due to weak recoil and locking block springs. I don't know. Regardless, it's getting all new springs for reliability and correct function.
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    cause even if it aint broke.... we gotta fix it. LMAO

    tinkering with guns is fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    cause even if it aint broke.... we gotta fix it. LMAO

    tinkering with guns is fun.
    Yup....Lol!

    I like tinkering with them as much as I like collecting and shooting them.
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    Here is a pic I got off of the P38 forum. Crack is attributed to weak recoil springs. Slide coming back too hard and slamming into the recoil lugs.

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    Second batch of springs just showed up.

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