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Old 07-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Since the weapons of the Walther in the third Reich was able to achieve such good results worldwide, the company picked up in 1950 in Ulm build the idea back on this weapon. But by the time allowed Kriegsnachwehen the Walther is not because there was no more machines, which were all captured by the Russians. So it was decided the company Fritz Walther Hammerli AG in Lenzburg to transfer the licensing rights.
1952 started with the re-production of the model Hämmerli 1939th First, a quick-fire variation in caliber .22 short. The serial number began at 0101
The first weapon shown here bears the serial number 0109 It is a prototype, and so was the company Walther presented. After some small changes such as compensator, barrel weight, they went into production.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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The weapon here in the original box and original accessories are then ready for series production. This weapon has the serial number here 0116 Labeled here with Lenzburg Switzerland Walther Hammerlie Olympia pistol.

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Carsten: That is absolutely beautiful: a great pistol, and terrific photos showing it off. We don't see many of them on the forum, so this is a special treat for us. (I've been looking for a nice one for years but haven't yet found it at the right price or the right condition.) Many thanks for sharing your good fortune.

How in the world were you able to obtain a prototype pistol?
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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The weapon shown here has also caused headaches for the company Walther. This is evidently an Olympics for the production of features like the Hammerlie. However, it is stamped with the loop Walther, Carl Walther weapons factory Ulm / Do Olympic-caliber pistol in .22 long rifle. After research with the help of the company came out the Walther has never existed to build machines for Walther Ulm to this weapon and it has been built here has been relabeled with the Waltherlogo for their sample collection of weapons. There are 5 of them in the weapons known serial numbers range from 200 to 205. My serial number is 200


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It's absolutely magnificent ... stunning. What a great find. Where in the world did you get it, if you don't my asking? And ... is Walther trying to get it back for inclusion in its own showcase? If I were running the company, I'd be talking you all day long.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:54 AM   #6
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Hehe, a good friend manages corporate collection of Mr. Pflaumer, this has already said that they would like to have these weapons for their collection, but I collect so well. I have to get hold of one by chance, in stores or on the Internet.
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Good for you; having these beautiful pieces should give you access to the Walther vaults any time you'd want to visit. You were certainly fortunate to find them; they are rare, and beautiful, pieces.
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do you have the C&R FFL? It states that you can import occasionally. Check that with ATF and Carsten can probably help you to find some of those pieces that he cannot obtain. His license is valid for Walther firearms porduced until 1980, the Walther PP in .22 l.r is unbelievably low priced in Germany and with an FFL and the German connection you can upgrade your collection.

I have seen photos of Carstens collection and we have seen nothing, yet. No, not even the tip of the iceberg.
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That's good to know, Andyd. Thanks. I do have a C&R license; I think that it quickly pays to have one if you are into the early Walthers.
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Check the import possibilities for C&R holders and then check the German site eGun. You will realize that the price level in Germany is lower than in the States.

This is an opportunistic time to buy older guns in Germany; the government is checking if owners are storing the firearms in the proper safes. Many people inherited guns and while they can keep the guns, they are not allowed to have ammo and going through the expense of buying a safe doesn't make sense to them.

So, they are either turned in for destruction or sold.

I was at SIG Sauer in Eckernförde last year and was in the proofing section. I talked to them for a while and they showed me the guns that were turned in for destruction.

It was sick!!! The finest Mauser C96 that I have ever seen was among the pile!
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