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.
Barron 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.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.