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cyq P-38 rough and tough

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:24 am
by Hammerdown
She's a little rough but still spits'em out like a champ.
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Re: cyq P-38 rough and tough

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:26 am
by M67
Old leather and metal together ....
Still nice pistol with long and interesting history!

Re: cyq P-38 rough and tough

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:18 pm
by indy1919a4
Wow, nice look, any word on its backstory how it got that way...???

That holster is cool also...

Re: cyq P-38 rough and tough

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:23 pm
by Hammerdown
I think the rust and pitting is from being stored in the leather holster for the last 70+ years and never being whipped down with oil. As M67 said its not the best way to store a pistol for a long time. I could only guess a WW2 Vet brought it home with him and put it in the basement and forgot about it.

Re: cyq P-38 rough and tough

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:28 pm
by indy1919a4
Not as good as a found in the barn story... But still the its amazing how destructive leather and pelts can be to metal.. Had an antelope hide on a cannon mount for a couple years.. When I removed it one day for cleaning, I was amazed how the chemicals in the hide has rusted the metal in a very short time.

I can not imagine 70 years.. Neat that it still works.. are any of the inside parts affected at all???

Re: cyq P-38 rough and tough

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:37 pm
by Hammerdown
There was some pitting in the bore but that could have come from not being cleaned after firing corrosive ammo. Still shoots a good pattern though.