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Old 02-20-2019, 08:35 PM   #11
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Another interesting thread.

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Old 02-22-2019, 10:16 AM   #12
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Can't believe that was almost 6 years ago.

Anyway, I've since taken a better photo:

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The P88 was a truly elegant luxury-grade pistol but while Walther was struggling to work out its flaws, the company changed hands. Umarex management was not interested in a high-priced (thus low-volume), problem-ridden product that was costly to produce and rendered only a small profit margin. The interim solution was the P88C which was considerably simplified, but it stayed in the line only until the vastly cheaper P99 could be brought into production.

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It been an education learning the details of the P88/P88 Compact.


Here's my '95 +99% NIB P88 Compact w/factory installed Nill grips.....
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I was not aware that Walther installed Nill grips at the factory. How did you learn of that?
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:42 AM   #16
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I was not aware that Walther installed Nill grips at the factory. How did you learn of that?

The package I have came to the original owner (first owner), with the wood grips installed (see pics above), and the OE plastic grips (with a set of OE grip screws) provided in a "Walther banner" marked parts bag (Serial # 2607506 on bag).


This lead to the conclusion (by first owner), the wood grips were installed at the factory.


Is this incorrect?


Am I incorrect in thinking these are "Nill" grips? When this P88C was up for sale on this Forum (last week), a post was made stating these are the "desirable" Nills.


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Old 02-24-2019, 08:48 PM   #17
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Yeah, I am the one who described the Nills as “desirable”, and they are. But I didn’t assume or mean to imply that Walther ever provided them. If that is how the first owner got them as a NIB purchase, then I guess that your conclusion is correct.
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In Germany the P88C was sold with those Nills, just as S&W revolver in Germany were and are still sold with Nills grips.
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I don't believe that Walther exported any pistols to the USA with Nill grips already installed, but Walther certainly offered them as optional parts, and Interarms stocked them, at least for the PPK.

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