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    Building another one. This time a P-38/P-1

    I got a smoking deal on the frame and barrel, then did some calling around to all the gun smiths within driving distance and one guy had most of the parts to put in the lower end ($40). All I am missing from the lower is the Trigger bar spring and the slide stop return spring. There is a mail order place in Ontario has those for $7 and $4... I will be ordering them tomorrow. I have a Wolff refurb kit on order with all the other springs in it and of course the slide is coming from the US though the importer I mentioned. Only difficulty I am running into surprisingly is the post war Walther grips. I was hoping for the black plastic P1 style grips. Lots and lots of wood ones and after market reproduction brown ones... but no black. Im in no rush though. This one is going faster then I thought it would.

    Its funny I had a grip problem with the 1911 build as well. Thats all I am waiting for on that one. The holes where the grip screw bushings go into were not tapped. So its waiting on the gun smiths bench to have that done and the bushings installed.

    here is a pic of the Walther as it stands so far.

    Interesting part is, Its a steel frame that was first nazi marked and then that was poorly double stamped over with an imperial eagle. but they missed and the waffenamt is mostly still there.

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    Nice when something like that comes together. Going to make a nice shooter when completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanaknut View Post
    Nice when something like that comes together. Going to make a nice shooter when completed.
    yes, the barrel is like new. It doesn't appear to have been used. really looking forward to it.
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    For the black plastic grips,

    Gun Parts has used military and replicas.
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-man...her/p38?page=3

    Poppert's have grips but no description of what type.

    http://www.poppertsgunparts.com/cgi-...a_gunparts.cgi

    Original post-war P1/p-38.

    https://gunandsurplus.com/Gun-Parts-Accessories/Walther

    Earl's Walther have them but I doubt you want to pay $95.00.
    http://www.carlwalther.com/grips.htm

    Vintage sell a replica of the pre-war commercial grips.
    https://www.vintagegungrips.com/shop...re-war-pistol/

    Gungrip.com is down right now but they also sell a good replica of several Walther P1/P-38 grips.

    And of course, Ebay.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/WALTHER-P38...Jxw:rk:31:pf:0

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Walther-P-1...m7k:rk:39:pf:0

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Walther-P38...U15:rk:44:pf:0


    If you hit a snag on the two springs, Jack First has them.

    https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopi...mercial?page=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfariswheel View Post
    For the black plastic grips,

    Gun Parts has used military and replicas.
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-man...her/p38?page=3


    Hey thanks! Numrich it is. I searched their sight and for some reason thought they were sold out. I wasn't searching specifically grips but the entire parts list. Thanks!
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