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#1 michaelkih

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:15 AM

Looking into buying this.  What do you guys think of it's finish and overall condition?  Thanks!

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#2 TSMGguy

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:01 AM

Hard to tell without a personal inspection, but possibly refinished. Originally, the triggers and safety levers on these guns were strawed, where here they appear blued. The bolt and firing pin should be bright. Also, there appears to be some wear to the knurling on the cocking knob. A worn knob should appear bright. Later guns (which this is) had  two mags with blued bodies, serial number matched to the gun. The mag follower should be bright.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:32 PM

I would say messed with the gun makers art. Late war 44 45 had some of the rough marking {and get rid of that white china marker crap} and not so great finish. pick up a  P-38 AC-40 and a Z block Spreewerk CYQ P-38, And compare the two. If it is priced right and you need it sure. back strap and cock knob.{Did that sound right?}

look really nice and blue. people can make things even 20 years ago look just right.it is you're buck spend wisely.

Colt21ARon 


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#4 michaelkih

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 04:01 PM

You guys are good.  I was thinking original finish for sure, but guess i was wrong.  Yea, and I hate the white writing crap on this gun too, but that's an easy removal.  Wants $799 for it.  Guess I'll pass.  Darn!


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 04:01 PM

Hard to tell without a personal inspection, but possibly refinished. Originally, the triggers and safety levers on these guns were strawed, where here they appear blued. The bolt and firing pin should be bright. Also, there appears to be some wear to the knurling on the cocking knob. A worn knob should appear bright. Later guns (which this is) had  two mags with blued bodies, serial number matched to the gun. The mag follower should be bright.

I thought only the earlier guns had straw triggers and safeties?  


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 08:24 PM

Mike, its not one you see everyday; so if the internals, barrel, etc. check out and it fires - $799 may not be a bad deal. You dont find many desirable P38s under a thousand these days either.
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:51 PM

I'd buy it and trade up later.  Never know, you may visit someone one day and you could trade up with not so much cash...


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#8 Barry

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:25 PM

Looks like a large trigger guard possibly 18 date now I dont really see much of any problem but the pictures are hard to tell
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