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byf 44 P38

#1 Post by boltactionbill » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:12 pm

As some of you have seen before this is my byf 44 P38 I picked up last summer. No import marking, no re-blue, all original and matching. The pistol is in excellent and barely used original condition showing almost no internal wear. Upon it's initial cleaning I found milling machine chips under the slide cover leading me to believe that I was the first person to ever have taken it apart to that point since it was built in April 1944. I recently had it at the range and I have to say it shoots better than I do. I ran a white box of Federal 124gr through it and the accuracy was outstanding. I'm very rusty with my pistols as I haven't had much chance to shoot them over the past year but did much better than I should have mostly because of the natural accuracy of the pistol itself. Here are some pics for you to enjoy. - Bill

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#2 Post by boltactionbill » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:16 pm

Where are my pics?
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#3 Post by boltactionbill » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:18 pm

still trying!

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#4 Post by boltactionbill » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:28 pm

Why doesn't this new format want to accept my pictures? Well at least the locking block took!

Mods are there any special instructions to get the pictures to be accepted? All these pictures loaded on the previous format. - Bill

The image must be at least 0 pixels wide, 0 pixels high and at most 1200 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The submitted image is 4608 pixels wide and 6144 pixels high.
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct.
The image must be at least 0 pixels wide, 0 pixels high and at most 1200 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The submitted image is 1952 pixels wide and 57602 pixels high.

These are some of the error messages accompanying my submitted pics.

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#5 Post by DeaconKC » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:51 pm

I have been using the image bar from Photobucket and it is working smoothly.
"Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose."

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#6 Post by S.B. » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:43 pm

DeaconKC wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:51 pm
I have been using the image bar from Photobucket and it is working smoothly.
Every time someone post pics from Photobucket they want my membership info and it's loaded with advertisements?
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#7 Post by dogboysdad » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:13 pm

S.B. wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:43 pm
DeaconKC wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:51 pm
I have been using the image bar from Photobucket and it is working smoothly.
Every time someone post pics from Photobucket they want my membership info and it's loaded with advertisements?
Steve
I have the same issues with photobucket.

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#8 Post by boltactionbill » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:11 am

dogboysdad wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:13 pm
S.B. wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:43 pm
DeaconKC wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:51 pm
I have been using the image bar from Photobucket and it is working smoothly.
Every time someone post pics from Photobucket they want my membership info and it's loaded with advertisements?
Steve
I have the same issues with photobucket.
S.B. wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:43 pm
DeaconKC wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:51 pm
I have been using the image bar from Photobucket and it is working smoothly.
Every time someone post pics from Photobucket they want my membership info and it's loaded with advertisements?
Steve
I just read Photobucket wants a $400 a year membership or the pics you load on it can only be viewed as links and not actual photo's.
I personally am not much of a link clicker as it has gotten me viruses in the past when I was still new to computers.
They don't want to expand the photo capacity here so it is no longer a go-to and linger site for me, just a place for occasional visiting
as I cannot contribute and feel left out of the whole experience. - Bill

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Re: byf 44 P38

#9 Post by S.B. » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:39 pm

You should be careful shooting a WWII P38 can come apart very easily. If you were a member of the original forum there were some posts with picture testifying to this. Do yourself a favor and buy a P1 slide and locking block(I picked these parts from CDNN when I was warned of this) and save your original part, for display only, then shoot this gun and be safe.
Please these guns are getting hard to come by.
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#10 Post by boltactionbill » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:40 am

S.B. wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:39 pm
You should be careful shooting a WWII P38 can come apart very easily. If you were a member of the original forum there were some posts with picture testifying to this. Do yourself a favor and buy a P1 slide and locking block(I picked these parts from CDNN when I was warned of this) and save your original part, for display only, then shoot this gun and be safe.
Please these guns are getting hard to come by.
Steve
I appreciate your concern Steve. I've only shot it twice with standard velocity 115 & 124gr. This pistol is more part of my collection than a member of my regular shooting stable. I was on the previous SRF and had posted the pistol there with photos that worked last year. I am well aware of the slides and blocks cracking. This is not a regular use piece and will see the range maybe once or twice a year. No rapid fire is key with these wartime pistols and I have already replaced the springs and saved the originals. I really do like the way it handles and the accuracy is great. There may be a P1 coming in the future that will be in my regular rotation. - Bill

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Re: byf 44 P38

#11 Post by Friedspam » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:53 am

Bill, I use Photobucket and just paste the address in between the two [img] dealies. I hit the button that looks like a mountain with a sun rising over it.
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#12 Post by jones0430 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:33 pm

Try using Imgur.com

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Re: byf 44 P38

#13 Post by Mark AP » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:51 pm

More pictures please

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