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Old 05-15-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default Walther P38 Trigger Pull Weight

About how many pounds is the SA and DA trigger pull on a typical wartime P38?
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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Single action averages around 3-4 pounds and the double action is around 14-15 pounds.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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Thanks Gary,
I noticed my only P38 has quiete a heavy trigger pull in both DA/SA. I was wondering if this was normal in these guns. I find it difficult to master shooting it accurately.

Is it normal for wartime P38 to rattle when shaken? I believe my ejector is loose.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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Hi Gunter,

It is not normal for a wartime P-38 to rattle. Ejectors do come loose and can fairly easily be restaked. A heavy SA trigger pull is not normal at all. Can you measure what it is? Sounds like you have a problem


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Thanks Gary,
I noticed my only P38 has quiete a heavy trigger pull in both DA/SA. I was wondering if this was normal in these guns. I find it difficult to master shooting it accurately.

Is it normal for wartime P38 to rattle when shaken? I believe my ejector is loose.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:10 AM   #5
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I don't have the correct tools to measure a trigger pull, but I have fired glocks many times, and they have a consistant 5.5lb trigger pull that i can refer to, compared to that my P38 SA trigger is a bit heavier, so I estimate atleast around 6 lb. The trigger travel is: DA = 28mm (1.1 in) SA = 8mm (0.31 in), Reset = 23mm (0.91 in)


A bummer to know that my ejector is malfunctioning, pretty sure it is the part that is causing the rattle. The pistol does shoot quiete reliable with FMJs, I do get failiure to feed when the slide is released slowly, seem to be caused by the loaded chamber indicator getting in the way.

How can I restake the ejector?
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:44 AM   #6
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It is normal for the ejector to rattle in WWII P38s. The ejector floats around the pin they do not have a spring like the post war guns. Pull unless measured is like the finish very subjective.

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Old 05-18-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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I stand corrected, glad to know my P38 is alright.
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