It’s Always The Little Things

So the replacement part showed up in the mail today.  The first thing I did was print the part so I could make a replacement if necessary.


So if you are someone searching for a Walther P38 Retaining Latch Plunger, there is the schematic diagram and measurements in English units.  Here’s a picture of the the little pain itself.


And as an FYI, that replacement part cost me 10 bucks.  I’ve got it back in the frame and once I stop feeling like I’m going to hack out a lung I’ll finish cleaning the slide.  I will say I much prefer my 1911, M1, and AR15 which I can clean with at most a simple set of punches and the standard rods and brushes.

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TMM is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. Many know his private name and information however due to the current political climate, many are distancing themselves due to the abandonment of Due Process.

2 Responses to It’s Always The Little Things

  1. Old_NFO says:

    Figures… the smaller, the more expensive, and the less available… 🙂

    • Yup, the first few places I tried had springs but no plunger.  Many of the parts kits I found same exact thing, spring no plunger.  I have a feeling I’m not the first one to have made this mistake.  🙂