Thanks for the replies
Thanks for the feed-back. My pistol has a good finish, not like some of the Spreewerke pistols from 1944 -45 I've seen. Bore is perfect. It's a "j" block serial number and has that little "hump" in the frame. For whatever reason, it had the black bakelite grips, not the reddish brown ones. Any good books you can recommend that pull together alot of the information on the P-38 itself and also the acceptance stamps, proofs, the weapons plants where they were made, to whom they were issued, etc.....i.e. the kinds of fascinating information you all mention in your repsonses?? Thanks again.