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Old 06-18-2016, 08:21 PM   #1
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P22 or P22Q can you tell from serial #

Hello every one, just registered here.

I've had some interest in walther for a while and just recently decided on a P22.

The one i'm planning on has serial #WA12XXXX and wondered/assumed its the 2nd gen version but just wanted to confirm with the experts.
Have not seen it as it is being shipped from warehouse.

I kind of like the look of the 1st gen but do like the serrations and 3 slot rail on the 2nd gen, oh and seems newer slide is also stronger so a plus too.

Reading many of the posts here has led me to believe that this is the right forum for everything walther related.
Thank you.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:56 PM   #2
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Welcome iron 16.....if it is a new pistol I doubt there are any of the original ones....let's call em classics still on the market. They went out in 2010 or 2011. They were replaced with the so called Q model which is styles a bit after the PPQ line of pistols and not the P99 as the original was. If it has three slots under the dust cover...it is a new one. You can usually call one of the on-line sites if you have any questions before ordering. M1911
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:11 AM   #3
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Thanks 1917 i figured 1st style were long gone but who knows. Its from a local store's warehouse so wont see it till next week. Thought i read somewhere that the prefix WA was pretty recent.
Reading some of your posts seem to suggest some issues with 1st gen style were rectified with 2nd gen style.
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Reading many of the posts here has led me to believe that this is the right forum for everything walther related.
You don't believe that, and neither do I.







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Old 06-19-2016, 07:26 AM   #5
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Welcome iron 16. If you've read the threads here, you know that the P22Q is a flawed but popular little plinker. 1911 has eloquently pointed out the remaining flaws and pleaded with Walther to fix them (easy fixes). So far dead air from Walther. I guess the fact that folks continue to buy them with full knowledge that they are flawed encourages Walther to do nothing. What convinced you that Walther was the way to go?
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:50 AM   #6
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Thanks hop. Was just this week interested in a little .22 that would shoot reliably in a small package. I do like the walther brand of gun although i learned the P22 is not really walther.
I know ruger and browning have more accurate .22s but wanted a smaller size package to introduce some newbies into shooting.
Im ok with the ammo sensitive issue and will find what it likes.
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:22 PM   #7
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CCI Stingers and Mini Mags typically work well, as does other hotter ammo. Avoid Aguila, while it's fast enough, it's very dirty.

Mine really loved the Mini Mags, and I did modify it a bit (clipped spring, ground-down hammer face)
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:03 PM   #8
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I'll make sure to try those too.
Got a walther ppk clone in .22 thats no longer reliable, had it for years. Some ftf and stove pipe on just about every mag (probably needs new recoil spring and new mag springs). Coincidentally same issues i have with an old Star 9mm.
I look forward to doing a few improvement mods on the little walther.
By fast do you mean over 1200fps.?
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:10 PM   #9
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Happy shooting. You can't go wrong with the CCI stuff. I have both the regular and 5" barrels and have not had any trouble with this ammo. Have made no mods to the gun. I find myself primarily using the short barrel these days as I went with a hi vis sight and disassembly of the 5" for cleaning is a pain��
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:13 AM   #10
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Well back to original question about WA prefix.
Does anyone have a p22 with WAxxxxxx and what year did that series of #s start.
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