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A Pre-World War II Prototype Walther MP Hammerless Model Semi-Automatic Pistol, in .45ACP

(Sold at auction on 6/16/03 for $134,400.00)

The description given by the auction company is:


Caliber c. 1935-36 Serial no. 1005, .45ACP caliber, approximately 4 7/8-inch barrel with shroud or bridge over top of slide; serial no. 1005 on right side of receiver, accompanied by small proof marking of N beneath crown (to right of serial number); left side of slide neatly marked: WaffenfabrikWalther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) Walther's s Patent Cal. .45 Mod M P [Walther banner logo] Overall length approximately 8 1/2-inches. Rear sight a notch in blade fitted into cross-groove on breech of slide. Front sight a steel blade dovetailed onto base integral with band encircling muzzle; high gloss blued finish; checkered select walnut grips, of two panels, with wraparound feature at backstrap; checkering of quality normally associated with target-grade pistols. . Condition: Excellent; 95% blue, minor storage marks. Accompanied by extensive correspondence and literature, including illustrated 15 page article ''Die Walther Armee-Pistolen,'' by Karl Schafer; pistol no. 1005 is noted on page 5 of the article, which also indicates the estimated serial range of the extremely limited .45 Walther production at 1002-1005, during the years 1935-36.





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By the way, this is internally serial numbered "1".

I tried to post some additional pictures, but was unsuccessful. Not sure what the problem is... I previously posted pictures with no problem.

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This rare gun is now owned by Bob Hogan of Tacoma WA. An article and photos appeared in a recent WAC monthly publication.

I was allowed to examine it at a WAC show a couple of months back... It is a great addition to any collection! [I wish I owned it!]

Orv

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