Walther Arms

Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen or Walther is a German arms manufacturer. For more than 100 years, Walther made major breakthroughs in the development of pistols. Some are legendary, like the PPK and the P99—both pistols of choice for the fictional character James Bond—and the P38, the standard-issue sidearm of the German military in World War II.

The firm was founded in 1886 by Carl Walther in Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia. The company originally manufactured hunting and target rifles. It was not until 1908 that, under the initiative of Fritz Walther, the oldest son of Carl Walther, they began to make pistols. Models 1 through 9 were in calibers 6.35 and 7.65. In 1929 they began to make the popular "police pistols" or PP models. This was followed in 1931 by the first of the PPKs (Polizeipistole, Kriminalmodell). The PP models were the first mass produced pistols with stamped parts, but the high quality of production made them a favorite to replace the P-08 Luger. In 1938 the German Reich awarded the contract for that replacement to Walther for the 9mm P38 with a weight of 960 g.

After World War II, Walther was reduced to just a collection of designs and patents. But Fritz Walther started anew and began manufacturing in Ulm in southern Germany. The company resumed production of the P38 (renamed as the P1) in 1957 in order to equip the new West German Army, the Bundeswehr, with sidearms. When Fritz Walther died in December 1966, his son, Karl-Heinz, took over the company, which then concentrated on the sports sector and the introduction of new technologies. In 1993 the Walther firm was acquired by Umarex of Arnsberg, who continued to manufacture under the Walther name in Ulm and Arnsberg.

Handguns

Sport

Walther P99Walther OSP
Walther GSP
Walther GSP Expert
Walther SSP
Walther Olympia
Walther P22 Target
Walther SP22
Walther LP300

Defense
Walther PP
Walther PPK
Walther P38
Walther TPH
Walther P1
Walther P4
Walther PP Super
Walther P5/Compact
Walther P88/Compact
Walther P99
Walther P22
Walther PPS

Submachineguns
Walther MPL
Walther MPK
Walther MPSD

Rifles

Sport

Match air rifles
Walther LGV
Walther LGR
Walther LG90
Walther LGM
Walther LG200
Walther LG210
Walther LG300

Match CO2 rifles
Walther CG90
Walther CGM

Match small bore match rifles
Walther KK200
Walther KK300

Defense
Gewehr 41
Gewehr 43
Walther G22
Walther WA 2000

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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Walther P99

Does the Walther P99 come in 9mm

5 years 18 weeks ago, 2:40 PM

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P99 is 9mm cause a p22 is .22lr

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 2:44 PM

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Thanks, sorry duh! not

Thanks, sorry duh! not familiar with Wlather, does their compact come in 9mm.

5 years 18 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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your welcome. im still

your welcome. im still learning stuff myself. dont feel bad

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 3:09 PM

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Walther arms are also manufacture in America. they have several plants too including one in Georgia, one in Texas, one in South Carolina and a new one is being built in Florida. ryo's very first rifle that got on birthday this year was the Walther G22 Black A3 bullpup in .22 caliber. it's a great shooter and very much fun too. it came with a Walther 3.5x by 9x by 40mm scope and an extremely accurate laser ranger finder. accurate to within 1 millimeter over a range of 1000 meter. it very reasonably price too. can give you the url for this if you are interested.

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