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Old December 7, 2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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Replace all springs in my P38 including magazine spring

Where can I find easy to follow instructions on how to replace the springs in my (43) Walther P38?? I have the springs I ordered from Wolff. Thanks Deadeyeontarget

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Old December 7, 2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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This might help you,,,

I have one but I've never disassembled it completely,,,

This manual might help you,,,
http://www.whog.org/p38manual/P38Manual.pdf

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Old December 7, 2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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Unless the trigger spring is a problem, leave it alone in my opinion.

Stripping the slide for access to those springs inside is easy. Getting the slide cover back on...not so easy. I use a hammer handle on my 1944 P.38's slide cover, and a hearty 'whack'

The recoil springs- get a tool that has a hook on the end, drag back the spring and piston. You'll see where the piston slides out. Careful. You could launch that thing into your face

Mag spring is like any other magazine

Try:

http://www.p38forum.com/

If nobody's done a thorough write up, I'm sure they will have the advice you need for anything to do with your P.38. That site is worth a bookmark
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Old December 7, 2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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P 38 Mag spring

I have never replaced a mag spring. How do I go about removing the old spring? Thanks
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Old December 7, 2009, 08:26 PM   #5
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Unless the gun has been in a fire, the original springs should be fine.
If you are determined to change them anyway, keep the originals.
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Old December 7, 2009, 09:01 PM   #6
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P 38 Springs

The reason I am replacing my recoil springs is because when I fire the pistol it ejects the emty brass and almost feeds the next round into the chamber. The old springs don't have enough power to push the next round into the chamber. Also since the original springs are so old I decided to replace them all.
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Old December 7, 2009, 09:09 PM   #7
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To change the magazine spring, use a punch to press in on the hole on the magazine bottom as you slide the floor plate forward and off.
CAREFUL, the instant the floor plate moves off, the magazine spring will try to escape with great force.

With the floor plate off, ease the spring upward until the tension is off.
Lift off the floor plate catch, (the flat plate) and lift the spring out. Note which way the spring is orientated.

Dump the magazine follower out.

Replace in the reverse.
To do that, put the follower and spring in, lay the plate on the spring, then force both down into the magazine.
Slide the floor plate on the magazine.
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