P238 Part Question

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  1. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    Cleaning my son's P238 and while taking the slide apart to clean a bit deeper, I came across a ball bearing looking part. What is the purpose of the ball looking part? Is it suppose to roll in its socket? The one on this gun does not roll. If it's supposed to roll I'll try some liquid wrench to see if I can free it up.

    Edit: The ball is just above the firing pin hole and on the flat slide ramp.
     

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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    My 938 has one also and it does not roll. I don't see any specific purpose for it since it is over the magazine all the time, unless it has something to do with the ammo in the mag.
     
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  3. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm, ball for ball ammo! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. drymag

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    Thanks. Your probably right. It is right there in that area.
     
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    It kinda looks like it is crimped around the edge, at least mine does. It does not move.


    Like I needed an excuse to break mine down...:)
     
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  6. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    I fired his a few years ago. Sure is a nice pistol. It manages the recoil sweet. Same for the +p stuff. Surprising as it is small and I can only get 3 fingers on it.
     
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    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I use a Colt Mustang mag with the extended grip on mine, gives a better grip:

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  8. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    Bet that would be nice. I'll have to see if I can find him one and keep it till his BD.
     
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    Country101 Well-Known Member

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    Is the 238 like the like the 938, having two different magazines? on the 938 there is a 6 round that sits flush and a 7 round that sticks out with a pinky rest.
     
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  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    If I remember right, when I bought the 238, it only came with one magazine. I bought extra magazines off eBay. Also, if I remember right, one of the magazines that I bought had the pinky finger extension and held seven. I traded off the 238 a while back, so I don't remember much about it.o_O This getting old is hell
     
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    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got one of the early ones, and it came with a six round mag, the seven round mags came later.
    https://www.sigsauer.com/store/p238-7rd-380acp-extended-magazine.html


    I got mine from Midway, and had to do a bit of dremel work to get it to feed to my satisfaction, though it is an easy fix. It probably would have been fine without it, but being me, I made it identical to the Sig mag.
     
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