Posted: 5/22/2002 2:00:53 AM EST
edited because my cat jumped on my keyboard and posted this twice.
I've been kicking around the idea of getting another. I used to have one but got rid of it. It was hard chrome plated and the rear sight was loose, so it was overall a pretty wierd specimen. I looked at the P-1's for sale lately, but I just don't know if I want the alloy frame.
I'd be buying a shooter anyway, so I'm not all wrapped around the axle about collector value, but I just don't know about the P1. I'll probably just pick one up when I run across the right one.
SOG has some real P-38's in stock right now but I think they want about $500.00 for the P-38 and about $250 for the P-1.
I love shooting my P-38s, nice, accurate, reliable pistols.
And the "Cool Factor" is certainly present as well.
For a 1938 design, they were WAY ahead of their time.
I don't like the P-1s, that alloy frame just feels cheap.
WW2 production P-38s are MUCH better.
I only buy matched number guns, so they can be BOTH collectors and reliable shooters.
The parts were numbered for a reason!
(They fit better that way)
Yes, your observation that the alloy frame just feels cheap (rather than odd or unbalanced) is really what it is. I figure the right P-38 will find me. I would get matching numbers as well for the same reason. I just don't really care too much about finnish/refinnish. More what the actual condition of the gun is.
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