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original take down lever on P38?

Article about: Is this take down lever (sorry I don't know its technical name) original to an AC43 P38? I have not seen any before with this concave diamond. it was brought back by a medical officer. Matt

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    Is this take down lever (sorry I don't know its technical name) original to an AC43 P38? I have not seen any before with this concave diamond.

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    it was brought back by a medical officer.

    Matt

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    Looks normal to me, I've never seen that before either.

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    Perfectly correct P-38 takedown lever...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    I agree with Bill, I've just never seen the diamond before. Could be a unique peice there.

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    The lever is fine. The diamond mark could be an importer's mark?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    import marks were normally behind the hammer. The take down lever is normal.


    import mark is normally below the hammer on the grip
    Last edited by octavian; 05-16-2013 at 06:47 AM. Reason: correction

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    I'm going to say it was Hitlers own personal takedown lever.... thats what I was told on the other forum... hehehe.

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    Hi, i think this is a post war P38/P1 takedown lever, the post war examples do have this diamond shaped mark on the tekadown lever

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    Nice call phil. that definitely seems to be the case.

    Too bad its not Hitler's personal P.38. I could've placed it next to the little paper NSDAP standarte I was once offered that was from Hitler's table at the Eagle's Nest.

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