They just wanted something to arm their men with and in a hurry. The trigger pull seems to be heavy in both single and double action, with a lot of take-up before breaking. Of course, that brings up the next point, which trigger pull, it has 3 of them! In the P99's the followers were different shades of light blue as the followers were revised. The lengthened slide has two rows of three oval shaped lightning cut openings at the muzzle end of the slide. Pull on the trigger guard downward again, and let it gently be seated through the rectangular cut that it is located with.
Serial number 242982A Barrel has the bird with N also You folks are very kind to take your time with this subject. Earl is the only source for most Walther accesories short of visiting Ulm, Germany yourself. It is a rather unusual looking pistol with most of the extended part of the barrel cut down to the front of the slide. It uses an internal as opposed to an external , with a red-painted striker tip that protrudes from rear of the when the gun is cocked, as well as a on the right side of the slide. The grip frame contains four steel guide rails for the slide: two at the rear of the frame, and the remaining pair above the front of the trigger guard.
There were some changes to the pistol when Walther was allowed to tool up for production. The Walther Model 4by Ed Buffaloe. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. It is now wearing factory Walther burled walnut grips. The work was performed by the author. In order to obtain this certification, the firearm must successfully fire two rounds of ammunition that have been loaded 30% hotter than the accepted maximum caliber specification.
With the slide pulled all the way to the rear, press down on the rear of the slide and push toward the front. Also, nowadays the striker assembly isn't considered something armorers should disassemble. Does anyone know what something like this is worth? The Walther Company was founded in 1. Looks like I got an even mix of the old, and the new. Though the measures seem heavy handed, collectors largely believe that the regulations did improve the overall quality of European arms in the latter half of the 19 th century. No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.
I've never seen one without any engraving on it at all, so this would certainly explain why. I'll never sell, as this piece is a family hand me down, having been my grandfather's, father's, and now mine. It is part of a system that Germany adopted in 1891. The dates and serial numbers given below are approximate and subject to revision, pending new information. It too, has been used in various movies and television shows. It looks like black blueing with a satin sheen, and matches the frame color exactly.
Little did he know the impact his designs would have on firearms to this day. Oh yes I forgot, on the spline of the magazine you should see a small W. The Party Leader was not acually a special gun, but rather the grips that were attached to it made it special. The P1 is essentially the same pistol issued to the West German Police and for export, and the P4 was an experiment with a shorter barreled version with decocker and safety modifications. There are no import marks on this example. After the first shot, the retracting slide would cock the hammer for follow up shots if nessesary. When a cartridge is present in the chamber the pistol can be fired without the need of having a magazine inserted in the weapon.
The grip frame rates in about Excellent overall condition. If I could I would get a suppressor for the 22 lr. Sights are windage adjustable in the rear and comes with three extra interchangeable front sights of varying heights. Instead it uses a modified improved variation of the tilting-barrel concept invented by John Browning. Walther took these designs and futher refined his new pistol to be called the P.
I bought a bar magnet with a long handle at Home Depot and recovered the sight--it had landed in the dirt behind me. For its part, Magnum Research Inc. When the trigger is pulled, the striker is fully cocked and released, firing the pistol. The slide does not stay back on the last round, and there is no provision for locking it open. Brownell's baking lacquer was used after proper preparation of the alloy and steel parts. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. This design is used in smaller, lower power chamberings, typically 9mm Kurz or less.
Carry and shoot yours in good health. This image shows the revised mag body left and the original one right. Still others will be found with Army acceptance marks in the form of an eagle, Swastika, and Waffenamt numbers. Intended to help guarantee the quality of firearms produced in each nation, proof laws laid forth a set of standards that gun manufacturers must adhere to in order to market their products. You will need the exact serial number to find the correct result. Meanwhile, Walther products produced in Arnsberg usually their.