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Old 02-07-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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New acquisition a 1955 LP53

Just retired and have a big back yard. Decided to get back into air guns. Have a Beeman R1, and a Webley Hurricane I bought years ago but got into 22 cal. pistols, deer hunting, and they got left behind. Decided to start selling some cartridge pistols and start collecting vintage springers. Just picked up a Walther LP53 made in 1955. It wasn't cheap but when it came it was just like a time capsule, in box with everything but the manual. One vintage RWS pellet tin all in German half used. I really doubt if it had more than that half tin through it. Just as mint as you could hope for. Did a six shoot chrony today. Here it is:

405 fps
405
408
404
405
405 fps

That is just nuts for a springer? Was putting pellets inside of pellet holes. What a wonderful pistol.

Two pictures in a slideshow:

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If you are signed in, the link should take you to photo slide show with two picks?
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Ollie is correct: No link and no photos. Perhaps this will help:

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/n...tos-forum.html

Love the LP53, by the way. It's a great pistol.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:42 PM   #5
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See if you can see this, posted hundreds of pics through photobucket never had an issue was doing it just like the above?
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lovely looking.... the wood knob is often missing.. or the extra sight blades
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:00 AM   #7
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Guess that worked here it is boxed. I'll spend the rest of my life looking for the instruction book! Lol. Love the early smooth finish and it does have the adjustable trigger, I believe.


Curious if those consistant chrony readings are typical?
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Wow. Beautiful. I should start looking for one too.....
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That is a killer example of a first series LP53 with the smooth metal receiver, second series 53's had a crinkle finish and on the third and last model 53 the rear ducktail was changed.

Here is a link to an printable original Walther LP53 brochure.
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That is a killer example of a first series LP53 with the smooth metal receiver ...
Thanks so much!! That brochure completes the set.

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