Where applicable, the appearance of U. Push down and forward on the spring retainer and remove. Archived from on 22 March 2011. With the end of the war in 1945, production of P38s was allowed to continue though none were meant for the German Army. It measured 13 pounds of snatchy pull in double-action and a creepy 6 pound single-action release. Gun Control Act of 1968, passed in the aftermath of the Kennedy and King killings.
Note that the Manurhin manuals in particular are well-worn and dirty. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the buyer to be in compliance of laws that govern their specific location. In practice, the P38 became a valuable sidearm for its operators. If you know of other firearm manuals, or wish to forward me additional information, please send it to. In both of these areas it can look back on a tradition of excellent gunmaking going back now 130 years. Remover the small circlip 49 and pivot.
The semi-automatic pistol operated using a simple action. A new, two-piece wrap-around grip panel construction was used to conceal the exposed back strap. Troubledshooter for tech assistance and providing references. Guns and How They Work. It was of a sound semi-automatic design whose operation proved excellent and reliable even under the most adverse of conditions. Do not attempt any of the following instructions unless you are sure that you have followed all safety precautions.
Procedure for replacing the piston seal. No reproduction of the content found on this site is permitted. A manual decocker lever was on the left side of the slide; when pushed down, it locked the firing pin and released the hammer. Loosen the two cylinder retaining scerws 29. Remove the hammer and spring assembly.
. The brass spring guide will have to be fabricated for models with a moulded in seal. With the emergence of the Nazi Party in the early 1930s, and a rearming of the German ground military, though was given to adopting a modern service pistol to go along with the revitalized German soldier. Unfortunatly as is happening to most Walthers from this age the plastic seals are self destructing due to age leaving it in need of repair. The valve and housing should be reassembled with the components pictured below.
Do not tighten the valve stem retaining screw 24 untill the valve housing has been completely seated and the stem guide is visable in the center of the screw hole. They are still manufactured by Walther and have been widely copied. The general design is similar throuought, and parts are generally interchangable. The back panel is stamped with the name of a dealer where the original owner got the brochure - Carl Goluch Waffenhandel in Linz, Oberdonau, Germany, the town where Hitler lived with his mother as a teenager. Depending on the model variant it may be necessary to remove the decaying rubber from the valve housing and turn a new valve spring guide sub component of 27 not illustrated in the original parts diagram. Most of the manuals are downloadable in format. It was chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum, the standard German pistol cartridge, and fired from an 8-round detachable box magazine inserted into the base of the pistol grip.
The Encyclopedia of Handheld Weapons. Danish police used a 7. Also if you find these manuals helpful, please send your donations via paypal for aalbert biggerhammer. Therefore it is critical that the O-ring is as near the top of the piston as possible and that the piston crown fits the cylinder as closely as possible. Legal Notice - International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and local laws. To access the exhaust valve it is necessary to: Remove the barrel by opening the breech, unscrewing the locking screw and barrel pin 61 being careful of the washers 12 between breech and barrel block 106.
While it is somewhat better than what I remember about my pre-war 7. These were only chambered in 7. Please use the username and password below to access the manuals. Rotate the cocking lever 70 so as its pivot 48 is no longer under stress. Designed as a police service pistol, it was a blowback operated, double-action pistol with an external slide-stop lever and a firing-pin safety.
About: Military Factory is an online publication centered on the aerospace, firearms, maritime and land defense industries. If the piston has been machined between centers it is advisable to grind the surface flat after removal of the centers. The pistol has a 3. For several years following the war, the Allied powers forbade any manufacture of weapons in Germany. Code, Section 921 a 16 defines antique firearms as all guns manufactured prior to 1899. The front panel is a close-up of the russet holster of a Walther on a brown Polizei belt on a background of Nazi police-uniform-green.
The following picture includes prices of seals correct in autumn 2006 and their part number as supplied by It was not possible to obtain replacement pistons or spring guides at the time of writing. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering. Archived from on September 11, 2008. Everything for sale on ima-usa. Additionally, it makes high-quality sporting weapons. Make sure that the firing pin 16 does not fall out and the gun is not decocked.