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Walther P-1

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by PaulZ, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    I did not know there were different types. Anybody know what the deal is with
    Long no Pin, Short with pin etc.??:paranoid:
     
  2. czechmate82

    czechmate82 Marysville, WA Member

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    I know that ones with the cross-pin are preferred (if alloy-framed) due to the strengthening it gives (alloy-frame is weaker than steel in testing for P-1s). Manhurin in France made the P-38 post-war for awhile, then P-1 production started in West Germany after 1955. First ones were without cross-pins (made in the 50s and 60s), and were found to have cracking issues. Cross-pin fixed most of the issue with the alloy-framed P-1s. However, P-1s should only be fired with standard pressure ammo...NATO-spec at most, never +P (but that goes for all steel P-38 as well). Hope this helps.
     
  3. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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